What Are Probiotics?

Probiotics are live cultures of microbes that can offer health benefits when consumed in adequate amounts¹. They feed on prebiotics to grow.

They form synbiotics when combined into mixtures with prebiotics.


  1. Hill, C., Guarner, F., Reid, G. et al. The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics consensus statement on the scope and appropriate use of the term probiotic. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 11, 506–514 (2014).

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