Do I Need Probiotics or Prebiotics?

Though you may see positive health effects by taking either probiotics or prebiotics, both probiotics and prebiotics are crucial for overall gut health. Diets enriched with prebiotics may effectively mitigate risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, aid in weight management by promoting satiety, enhance the body’s ability to uptake minerals from foods, protect against colon cancer, and help with gut inflammation¹. Probiotics offer numerous benefits including support for intestinal health by addressing infections and disorders such as colon cancer, lactose intolerance, liver disease. They also assist with food allergies, enhance nutrient absorption, promote infantile weight gain, and increase the efficacy of some vaccines².


  1. Slavin, J. (2013). Fiber and prebiotics: Mechanisms and health benefits. Nutrients, 5(4), 1417–1435.
  2. Goldin, B. R. (1998). Health benefits of probiotics. British Journal of Nutrition, 80(S2), S203–S207.

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