Prebiotics vs Probiotics: What’s the difference?

Prebiotics vs Probiotics: What’s the difference?

Gut health is an important part of our overall health and there are two different types of bacteria that help keep our gut healthy and happy – but what’s the difference between the two?

What are Probiotics?

Probiotics are live microorganisms or ‘good’ bacteria that help keep our gut and immune system strong and functioning at its best for a healthy body.[1] Probiotics are used to introduce new and restore the good bacteria into your gut microbiome. Probiotics can often be consumed through fermented foods such as milk, cheese, yogurt, sauerkraut, kombucha or supplements.[2] Adding probiotic-rich fermented foods to your diet can provide many health benefits. Different probiotic profiles have different effects on our body. There is growing research that probiotics such as Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and Saccharomyces, for example, are beneficial to certain health concerns and in the treatment of skin conditions.[3]

What are Prebiotics?

Prebiotics help to stimulate the growth and activity of the good bacteria in your gut.[4] Think about how we fertilize our gardens to help them grow healthy and strong, think of prebiotics as the fertilizer for your gut garden. All prebiotics are dietary fibres that are known to improve your gut microflora, however not all fibres are prebiotic.[5] Prebiotics naturally exist and can be found in a number of different dietary foods such as asparagus, sugar beet, garlic, chicory, onion, Jerusalem artichoke, wheat, honey, banana, barley, tomato, rye, soybean, human’s and cow’s milk, peas, beans, and recently, seaweeds and microalgae.[6]

What prebiotic do we use in our Noni Glow Skinfood Supplement?

Inulin is the main prebiotic source we use in our Noni Glow Skinfood Supplement, however the formula is made with a variety of prebiotic ingredient sources such as Inulin, Chlorella, and Mushroom. Inulin is a prebiotic dietary fiber derived from Jerusalem Artichoke. Recent studies have shown that not only inulin, but blue green algae like chlorella and edible mushrooms are also sources of prebiotic substances that can potentially help with the growth of beneficial microorganisms in your gut.[7]
Noni Glow Skinfood Supplement with Prebiotic on Marble with Blueberries

Our Noni Glow Skinfood Supplement with Prebiotics is a nutrient-dense superfood supplement that combines prebiotics with a concentrated blend of antioxidant-rich superfruits to help energize your health and balance digestive functions while you enjoy the smooth and delicate fruity taste. Our skin can be affected with how well our body is functioning internally. Feed your skin from the inside out by fuelling it with a healthy diet.

As always, it’s important to have a well-balanced diet that contains both prebiotic and probiotics sources to help ensure a healthy gut and consult your medical professional before starting any new dietary supplements.

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