Which Is Better: Probiotics or Prebiotics?

Probiotics and prebiotics both play equally important roles in promoting health benefits in the host. Thus, we recommend not choosing between them, but in making sure to have healthy levels of both. Probiotics directly benefit the host by introducing beneficial bacteria in the gut, while prebiotics indirectly benefit the host by promoting probiotic activity and survival.

You can read more about the difference between prebiotics vs probiotics here.


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