A Question About Prebiotics

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   Posted 3/15/2008 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys :-)
I was wondering if anyone can educate me in what the difference is between PREbiotics and PRObiotics?
I did take a probiotic daily for several years which was initially a huge help ~ the difference was unbelievable ... until I developed a severe intolerance. Although that may have been the yoghurt ingredient which my digestive system started to reject (I'm now allergic to that)
Concerned about my health, now inadequate diet and constant fatigue my mum has got me some multivitamins to try hoping they will help and noticed that they contain a PREbiotic so I am just wondering how they differ, and what role they play in assisting the digestive system.
Any information greatly appreciated
Tizz :-)

Post Edited (Tizz) : 3/15/2008 8:37:09 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 3/15/2008 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   

I was wondering the same thing so I did a search on Google. You'll find lots of information on different sites.


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   Posted 3/19/2008 7:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Pre means "before" pro (or post) means "after"

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   Posted 3/20/2008 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
"right type of fibre" is known as "prebiotics".

Simply put, prebiotics are non-digestible food products that stimulate the growth of "good" bacteria already present in the colon. In other words, prebiotics act as food for probiotics.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 3/21/2008 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much for that. It's kinda hard to make sense of alot of the information out there. That certainly makes more sense :)
Thanks for your help, Tizz
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