PROBIOTICS VS PREBIOTICS
Probiotics are prepared live micro-organisms usually sold in supermarkets or pharmacies in the form of capsules. The most common species being Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.
In contrast Prebiotics are fibres that stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria that are already present in your gut. So increasing your fibre intake is a really easy and cost effective way to improve your microbiome and overall gut health too.
However Postbiotics is where you really see the benefits. This is where you combine the use of probiotics and prebiotics.
Gastroenterologist Dr Will Bulsiewicz describes it like going to a great restaurant. The ingredients are the probiotics and the chef is the prebiotics. Without both, there is no meal which is the whole point of why you came to the restaurant in the first place! Both have to come together to provide you the full benefit to your gut.