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Probiotics versus prebiotics ... confused?

With this terminology more readily used, we thought it time to revisit the definitions. In Part 2 we cover probiotics and prebiotics.

Conversation and terminology among the world experts regarding gastrointestinal or gut microorganisms is quite precise. However, there are still misconceptions with their meanings and with their usage. Presented below is further current thinking:


“a microorganism introduced into the body for its beneficial qualities”; Dynavyte MicroBiome Support (MBS) contains the probiotic Bacillus subtilis ‘natto’ with all of its beneficial qualities. One of these beneficial qualities being promotion of Lactobacilli (beneficial microbes present in the gut). Another significant property of Bacillus subtilis ‘natto’ is its ability to inhibit bad microorganisms.


“a non-digestible [to the host animal] food ingredient that promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines”; For example: the soluble fibre in psyllium is a prebiotic shown to promote Lactobacillus acidophilus. Beet pulp is also a prebiotic supplying soluble fibre.
Dynavyte MBS contains prebiotics to promote the growth and multiplication of Bacillus subtilis ‘natto’ and other microbes.

Therefore, feeding Dynavyte MBS as part of the diet is extremely beneficial for the probiotics and prebiotics that it contains. Additionally, many other benefits accompany the use of Dynavyte MicroBiome Support that can be found on the website.

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