Whats Hot ... Pre- and Probiotics

Our digestive system is host to trillions of microorganisms, with at least 1,000 different species of known bacteria. This gut microbiome is increasingly being recognized as the centre of our health and wellness; supporting the digestion of food, immune system, brain function and other bodily processes.

The two words sound very similar, but are actually quite different: Probiotics are live bacteria, which ‘top up’ your levels of good bacteria in the gut, whereas prebiotics are a special type of carbohydrate which serve as food for your body’s own good bacteria, helping them to grow and multiply.

So many of the foods that we eat in this modern world deplete our good bacteria and it is difficult to consume enough to sustain the trillions of microbes. It’s definitely beneficial to incorporate pre or probiotics in your diet, but when used together the combined effects on your health can be astounding.

See below for a few of our top picks to get your gut health thriving.