NMO Gut Health Journal

Probiotics and Prebiotics: What’s the Difference?

November 08, 2015 Amy Bradney George

There’s an abundance of information on gut health, and almost all of it features the terms “probiotics” and “prebiotics”. With both of these terms frequently scattered through content on our gut’s micro flora, it’s clear that both probiotics and prebiotics are an important part of keeping us healthy. What’s not so clear is the difference between them. So let’s take a closer look at both probiotics and prebiotics to see how exactly they fit into the bigger picture of our gut’s health. Probiotics are “healthy bacteria” The term probiotics literally means “for life” and is used to describe microorganisms –...