Probiotics vs. Prebiotics
Probiotics and prebiotics are both important components of a healthy diet, but they are not the same thing. Although they work together to achieve a common goal, they are very different.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that are similar to the beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut and on skin. They are often called "good" or "helpful" bacteria because they help keep us healthy. Probiotics are most commonly found in fermented foods such as yogurt and kimchi, as well as in dietary supplements.
Prebiotics, on the other hand, are the foods probiotics need in order to flourish. Prebiotics stimulate the growth and activity of beneficial microorganisms in the gut and on the skin. They are usually high in certain types of fibers and resistant starches. Sea moss gel is a great source of prebiotic fiber.
There is growing evidence that both probiotics and prebiotics can have a variety of health benefits. Probiotics have been shown to improve digestion, boost the immune system, and even help reduce the risk of certain diseases. Prebiotics have been shown to improve the balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut and on the skin, which can have a positive impact on overall health.
Both prebiotics and probiotics can be an important part of a healthy diet, but it is important to remember that they are just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to maintaining good health. Eat a diet rich in prebiotic/probiotic rich foods in order to build a resilient gut microbiome, and avoid using harmful products on your skin that will disrupt a healthy skin biome.
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