Probiotics and Prebiotics - What are they?
What exactly is a probiotic? And what’s the difference between a probiotic and a prebiotic? A PRObiotic, per the World Health Organization, are “live micro-organisms (think bacteria) which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”. In our gut, it is estimated that we have about 3-10 times as many bacteria as human cells (100 trillion bugs all together) and there are thousands of different bacteria species. These probiotics help us to create