WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PREBIOTICS AND PROBIOTICS?
While Prebiotics (such as Inulin) and Probiotics sound similar, both supplements play very different roles in the gut.
A non-digestible part of foods such as bananas, artichoke, beans that goes through the small intestine undigested and is fermented when it reaches the large colon. The fermentation process feeds beneficial bacteria colonies, including probiotic bacteria. It boosts the number of desirable bacteria in our gut that’s associated with better health.
Live beneficial bacteria naturally created by the process of fermentation in foods, e.g. yogurt etc. Many bacteria are classed as probiotics, but most come from two groups. Lactobacillus – the most common probiotic, can help with diarrhea. Bifdobacterium – may ease symptoms of irritable bowels among others. The bacteria fight off any harmful bacteria in the intestines, prevents constipation and supports the immune system.