What is the Difference Between Pre and Probiotics?

What is the Difference Between Pre and Probiotics?

Probiotics and prebiotics are both related to gut health, but they serve different functions —


Probiotics are live microorganisms, usually bacteria or yeast, that are beneficial to health when consumed in adequate amounts.

These microorganisms are similar to the beneficial bacteria that naturally reside in your gut.

Probiotics can be found in certain foods (like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchi) as well as in supplement form.

They work by replenishing and maintaining the balance of healthy bacteria in the gut, which is crucial for digestion, immune function, and overall well-being.


Prebiotics are a type of fibre that humans cannot digest. Instead, they serve as food for the beneficial bacteria already present in the gut.

Essentially, prebiotics are the fuel that helps probiotics thrive and multiply.

Common sources of prebiotics include certain fruits (such as bananas, apples, and berries), vegetables (like onions, garlic, and asparagus), whole grains, and legumes.

By promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria, prebiotics help support a healthy gut microbiome, which in turn contributes to better digestion, improved nutrient absorption, and a stronger immune system.

While probiotics are live microorganisms that directly introduce beneficial bacteria into the gut, prebiotics are indigestible fibre that feed these beneficial bacteria, promoting their growth and activity. 

Combining probiotics and prebiotics can have synergistic effects, enhancing the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria more effectively than either substance alone. This concept, known as synbiotics, offers a comprehensive approach to supporting gut health.

FEED is a synbiotic blend of pre and probiotics. This formula is for people who suffer from IBS, IBD, dysbiosis, constipation, diarrhoea or any gut related issues. It is also beneficial for people who wish to maintain a healthy microbiota during times of stress, reduced immunity, overindulging and antibiotic treatment.

Learn more about our pre and probiotic blend here

Read more about the prebiotics used in FEED here.

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