Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Brain and Probiotics vs Prebiotics


I know about probiotics but what are prebiotics? Does the brain need both of them? And what do you do?

You are not alone. Many people know about probiotics but not necessarily prebiotics, and they are very different. Estimates are that the human microbiome contains more than 5,500 different strains of bacteria—that may equate to something on the order of 40 trillion individual bacteria. That’s a sizable number by any stretch of the imagination.. Studies have shown that the overall health of the  brain and body are impacted negatively or positively by the health of the microbiome in a person’s gut or Gastrointestinal System (GI). This impacts your energy levels, weight gain, immune system effectiveness, memory functions, the presence of inflammation, ability to focus, indigestion, and so on. It’s not a matter of probiotics OR prebiotics. Both are important as they work together. More tomorrow.

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