Can You Take Prebiotics and Probiotics Together?

Taking prebiotics and probiotics together is not only beneficial, but also necessary for building and modifying your gut microbiome. This is because prebiotics act as “food” for probiotics, providing the necessary nutrients for specific probiotic bacteria to flourish¹.

The development of newer supplements known as synbiotics is being researched to further enhance this symbiotic relationship and support gut health effectively.

Synbiotics refer to balanced foods or supplements that combine both prebiotics and probiotics that work together synergistically to promote optimal gut health and overall well-being². These synbiotics target specific microbe populations, augmenting their growth and effectiveness.


  1. Quigley, E. M. M. (2012). Prebiotics and probiotics: Their role in the management of gastrointestinal disorders in adults. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 27(2), 195–200.
  2. Pandey, Kavita. R., Naik, Suresh. R., & Vakil, Babu. V. (2015). Probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics- a review. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 52(12), 7577–7587.

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