Postbiotics - the new kid on the block for the gut

“The term ‘-biotics’ refers to nutritional strategies that can be utilized to direct the gut microbiota towards a more favorable state for host health.”1

With increasing research into the human microbiome, interest into the health benefits of microbiome modification continues. Prebiotics, probiotics and synbiotics modulate the gut microbiota composition and activity and influence the immune response.1 While pro, pre, and syn -biotics are widely accepted, postbiotics are a new therapeutic that may offer therapeutic benefits where the other -biotics cannot.

In this article we look at the different biotics, including the role that they play in health.

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