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What are Prebiotics? Are They Better Than Probiotics?

Probiotics. It’s a big buzzword in the natural health community.


We all know that probiotics are really great for us!  They’re on commercials, they’re all over Whole Foods and Sprouts and all these healthy markets. I’ve even seen them in some pharmacies.

Prebiotics vs. Probiotics. Which is Better For Your Health?

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Probiotic Strains

The thing about probiotics is that whenever you’re taking a probiotic, the strain is actually predetermined for you. Probiotics often contain common strains like lactobacillus.

But when you take a probiotic you are putting a strain in our body that may not necessarily be the strain that your body needs.

That’s why prebiotics are a better choice! Prebiotics is what we’re transitioning to in our household.

How Prebiotics Support Your Digestive System Better than Probiotics

Prebiotics help support your digestive system and they allow your body to innately choose what strains it needs. If I was putting a probiotic in my system, I may not need that specific strain, but a prebiotic allows your body to develop its own microbiome and choose what strain you need.

Some sources of prebiotics are the brand, Ambrotose. You can also support prebiotics by juicing, any type of fermented foods like Kimchi, Kombucha, beet cabbas, sauerkraut, and Kiefer. These are really great ways to introduce more prebiotics into your system.

With prebiotics your body can innately choose what gut flora it wants to proliferate in order to support your system better.

Have you had the opportunity to join us at one of our community education events yet? During the community education events, Dr. Tim and Dr. Catherine sift through all of the knowledge out there to bring you key information about how to get healthy and stay that way and shares answers to frequently asked questions on chiropractic care and healthy eating. Enjoy the clips of previous events here.