Prebiotics and Probiotics, are you confused as I am?
Don't they mean the same thing, fermented bacteria for our gut health???
These two words are universally heard in the nutrition industry. Both Prebiotics AND Probiotics have a huge impact in our gut health. But more than that, they are also important for our skin's health.
What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts present in your body that are good for you - especially for your digestive system. Your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called "good" or "helpful" bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.
When you have an inflammation or infection, there is more bad than good bacteria produced in the gut, which can put your system out of balance. Good bacteria (the famous Probiotics) help to rebalance your system.
How Do Probiotics Work?
- Antibiotics can kill the good bacteria in your body. A Probiotic can help replace the bad bacteria with good bacteria instead.
- Probiotics create the right balance between "good" and "bad" bacteria in your body, making you feel better, no inflammation, and strong immune system.
- Helps aid in digestion
- Help support the overindulgence of food and drinks that may have been consumed.
- Breakdown and absorb medications.
You can also consume probiotics in foods rather than taking a Probiotic. Probiotics are found in foods like yogurt, tempeh, kefir, and kombucha.