ODYSSEY Snacks, a gut health-focused snacking company based in Utah, launched a collection of Prebiotic Protein Bars. ODYSSEY features six flavors that contain ingredients clinically proven to aid with digestive wellness.
ODYSSEY uses prebiotics in its bars because of their symbiotic effect when paired with probiotics. Probiotics are living organisms that are naturally produced by the body or consumed via supplements or food, and prebiotics are what probiotics eat to flourish in the microbiome. ODYSSEY uses prebiotic ingredients such as chicory root fiber, cassava root, and green banana powder.
Every flavor is gluten free, soy free, non-GMO, has no sugar alcohols or alternative sweeteners, and has 13-16g of protein with both whey- and plant-based protein options and 4-10g of dietary fiber.
“I struggled for years with digestive issues,” said Dr. Jen Marone, Co-founder and Creator of ODYSSEY. “I had symptoms daily, ranging from bloating to nausea. I was diagnosed with IBS and gluten sensitivity, but even with paying strict attention to diet and reading labels, it was still unpredictable when flare-ups would occur.”
“We felt that the protein bar category was fairly saturated with products that were either high in sugar or artificially sweetened with sugar alcohols like erythritol or vegetable glycerin,” said Steve Clark, ODYSSEY Co-Founder, “which is why we love that we use natural ingredients like dates, honey, and bananas to sweeten our product.”
The bars are nut butter based and shelf-stable—no required refrigeration.