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What are Prebiotics and How Do They Differ From Probiotics?


Prebiotics are a certain group of food fiber that promotes that growth of healthy intestinal bacteria.  Similar to probiotics in their benefit, they differ in what they actually are.  Probiotics actually work to introduce healthy bacteria into the digestive system, whereas Prebiotics act as a fertilizer for the healthy bacteria that is already present in the stomach and intestines.

  • Approximately 75% of the immune system is in the gut mucosa! 

  • Prebiotic Benefits Include:

  • Decrease inflammatory conditions and allergies

  • Helps with Irritable Bowel and other intestinal issues

  • Improve absorption of Calcium, Magnesium and trace minerals

  • Helps with Type II Diabetes by decreasing high blood sugar, decreasing high insulin, and improving insulin sensitivity

  • Decrease LDL cholesterol

  • Increase healthy intestinal flora

  • Can help with HTN and Cardiovascular conditions


I do not promote the general use of many nutritional supplements, but both prebiotics and probiotics make the list of those I do feel offer benefits to everyone.  It is important to find quality supplements like the ones that we carry at PRANA Chiropractic and Wellness Center.


In Wellness and Love,

Dr. Chris

Prana Chiropractic and Wellness

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