Probiotics and Prebiotics Combined Equals a Synbiotic

Probiotics and prebiotics combined equals a synbiotic.    What does this mean to the layman?



Probiotics are the vitally important friendly bacteria that aid in the absorbtion of nutrients and vitamins and minerals in our foods.  We have some 90 trillion bacteria in our gut and vital for the survival of our bodies. They are mainly active in the small intestine.  



Prebiotics are the catalyst that enables our probiotics to flourish by multiplication and provide a synergistic effect called Synbiotic, i.e. the combination of probiotics and prebiotics.


To help with any confusion that may arise for people when choosing probiotics and prebiotics as to the difference between a synbiotic and a symbiotic


  • Synbiotic occurs when two elements are synergistic.
  • Symbiotic occurs when two elements are in harmony together.


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Benefits of taking probiotics and prebiotics

Harvard Health Published an article in September 2005 and updated it on 22 August 2018 entitled “Health benefits of taking probiotics

What are the benefits of taking probiotics? Bacteria have a reputation for causing disease, so the idea of tossing down a few billion a day for your health might seem — literally and figuratively — hard to swallow. But a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that you can treat and even prevent some illnesses with foods and supplements containing certain kinds of live bacteria. Northern Europeans consume a lot of these beneficial microorganisms, called probiotics (from pro and biota, meaning "for life"), because of their tradition of eating foods fermented with bacteria, such as yogurt. Probiotic-laced beverages are also big business in Japan.

Some digestive disease specialists are recommending probiotic supplements for disorders that frustrate conventional medicine, such as irritable bowel syndrome. Since the mid-1990s, clinical studies suggest that probiotic therapy can help treat several gastrointestinal ills, delay the development of allergies in children, and treat and prevent vaginal and urinary infections in women.

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Lowering your blood pressure & protecting your liver

Dr Mercola on 14 May 2018 published this article “Probiotics Can Lower Blood Pressure and Protect Your Liver”.  His story at a glance:

  • Recent research reveals lactobacillus rhamnosus (LGG) protect the liver against oxidative damage caused by acetaminophen. Animal studies have also shown this bacterium helps protect against alcoholic liver disease and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • LGG protects the liver by activating Nrf2, a biological hormetic that upregulates intercellular antioxidants, thereby lowering inflammation, improving mitochondrial function and stimulating mitochondrial biogenesis
  • People who consume probiotics on a regular basis (in the form of yogurt, kefir or supplements, for example) tend to have lower blood pressure than those who do not consume probiotics
  • Animal research also suggests the probiotic lactobacillus marinus effectively prevents salt-sensitive hypertension
  • Recent research also shows regular consumption of kefir lowers blood pressure, improves intestinal structure and decreases inflammation in the central nervous system.”


To find a probiotic and prebiotic that contains this ingredient plus a whole heap more then click this link and ask me for the information.

Offsetting the detrimental effects of stress on the immune system

Natural News dated 2 April 2018 published this article “Probiotics found to offset the detrimental effects of stress on the immune system”.   An excerpt from the article:


“Given stress is bad for health while probiotics are good for the gut, Argentinean researchers decide to determine whether or not the latter can offset the former. Their experiment on stressed mice revealed that probiotic supplements could boost the immune system of the gut against infection.”

Learn how probiotics may detoxify your body

Did you know that probiotic bacteria are capable of helping you detoxify the most noxious chemicals known to humankind?


GreenMedia on 30 March 2018 published this article “7 Ways Probiotics DETOXIFY Your Body”.  The article goes on to say:


“You've probably heard the buzz already about the many health benefits of probiotics, a word which literally translates to: pro- "for" + biotics "life" -- FOR LIFE.  But did you know that these remarkable commensal microorganisms, which outnumber our bodily cells by some estimates up to 10 to 1, and contribute over 99% of our body's total genetic information, also break down highly toxic manmade chemicals which your body is either incapable, or only partially capable, of defending itself from?”


When you read the article you will see that amongst other things it refers to Bisphenol A, pesticides and heavy metals.   


Probiotics and Prebiotics page suggests that you check out the following links


PFOA Exposure.   This link covers Teflon and BPA and also the replacement for BPA which is believed to be even more toxic than the original!

Pesticides.  This is page detailing the harm that glyphosate causes.  A few years ago, a large number of Americans were tested to find the level of glyphosate in their blood and EVERYONE of them tested positive.  It was even found in mother’s breast milk!   In April 2016 the Codex Alimentarius Pesticide Committee held their meeting in Beijing.  One of the things that came out of this meeting was that fulvic acid will leach the body of Glyphosate and Paraquat.


I (Marilyn Vine) uses three products containing fulvic acid.   If you would like information on them please click this link and email me.


Prevent Disease on 25 April 2014 provides information on the bacteria which covers our body and our microbiome.  Click this link to read the article and then listen to the 3 minute YouTube to understand more.  Also check out the information on microbiome at this link.

Secret of Good Health

Chris Woollams of has written a book call “Secret of Good Health – the Bugs in your Gut”The book is a written in layman’s terms and is very easy to understand.   He says:

The human body is supposedly an organism of 7 trillion cells and 25,000 genes.  But it’s not.  It is a Super-organism of 100 trillion cells and 100,000 genes.  These genes direct messages good and bad, throughout your body.   Making you ill.   Helping you get better.   But your doctor probably knows very little about it all.  Why?  Because it will involve a paradigm shift in health treatment.  Drugs make matters worse!  Welcome to the Microbiome – the secret source of your good health.”

Marilyn Vine recommends that you read this book and if you live outside of Australia CLICK HERE TO BUY IT ONLINE.  You will be more than happy with your purchase.


To learn more about Chris Woollams click here

Want to lose weight on your waist

Dr Mercola on 17 January 2014 advises us:

“Your intestinal bacteria are part of your immune system, and researchers are discovering that microbes play instrumental roles in countless areas of your health, including your weight

Click this link to read the full article.

Probiotics and Prebiotics
Reduce allergies in children

NaturalNews on 9 September 2013 brings information with regards to taking probiotics during pregnancy reducing the number of allergies that children have.   The article goes on to say:


The good bacteria balance in a mother's gut is passed to their baby through the placenta and the colostrums of breast milk. Probiotics are a great way to nurture the child even before they are born.”


Finding good probiotics and prebiotics which work synergistically together would be the best way to go. 

Marilyn Vine believes she has found one.   Click here for more information.

Imbalance of intestinal flora

Dr Mercola on 2 September 2013 brings information on using probiotics to help restore intestinal flora and the importance of pregnant women using probiotics whilst pregnant.   Click the link to read the article to learn the full information.

The health of your “gut”

On 7 March 2013 NaturalNews brings more information with regards to what powerful “gut healers” can do including improving bone density.  The article goes on to say:

A doctor of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) once told this author that "disease begins in the gut." Ayurvedic medicine also has a similar premise. Bad or sub-optimal digestion leads to all sorts of disease. That includes disease beyond the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride and others in Western medicine have taken this premise beyond physical ailments into the mind-body relationship with GAPS, or Gut and Psychology Syndrome, by treating mental disorders from ADD to Autism.

Their success has come from altering the diet to allow the gut to heal and good bacteria in the intestinal flora to thrive.”

Click on this link to read the full article.

Digestive System      
Importance of keeping it healthy

On 2 January 2013 Dr Mercola brings an article on the importance of keeping the digestive system healthy.  He advises that there is an emerging consensus that most disease originates in your digestive system.  This is a very good reason that we should all be using very good probiotics and prebiotics. 

Can it help with heart disease prevention?

8 November 2012 NaturalNews brings information with regards to scientists now understanding the benefits of taking probiotics and have documented multiple ways it can benefit health and one of them is that it might help prevent heart disease.  

Athletes – How May this help you? 

On 19 April 2011 we read of an Australian study which has found that using probiotics may help reduce respiratory infections in male athletes.  It also covers urinary tract infections.  

Infant Eczema

What wonderful news!

How would you like to help your baby or child avoid getting infant eczema and allergyClick this link to find out how.   


Marilyn Vine trusts that you have enjoyed the information on probiotics and prebiotics.   I look forward to hearing from you if you have any questions.

If you do decide to use good probiotics and prebiotics and you find it starts to improve your health - drop me a note in the email link below and tell me about it.  Always interested to hear when a person's health improves.

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