Prebiotics vs Probiotics

Did you know?…Prebiotics are to probiotics what fertilizer is to a garden; So what’s the difference between them and how can they each affect health?

Well…Prebiotics are substances that are fermented by the beneficial bacteria in the gut and used as a source of fuel to help enhance gut flora health. Probiotics, on the other hand, are live microorganisms that can confer health benefits to the host ranging from improved immunity to better brain function.

Prebiotic foods and supplements are still largely under-appreciated and often lacking in the typical diet. Unfortunately, this can result in serious issues like indigestion, inflammation, impaired immunity, weight gain and an increased risk for many chronic conditions.

While probiotics play a key role in gut health and overall well-being, prebiotics help “feed” the probiotics.

They are specific fibers that nourish your healthy bacteria and help them establish, and thrive within your digestive tract. May 2019

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