This is part of a series I’ve been creating for Azumio. Azumio is an app company dedicated to improve health and wellness by tracking sleep and steps, monitoring your glucose levels and heart rate, and providing exercise libraries and routines.
Probiotics and prebiotics are two things that support our health in variety of different ways. You’ve seen them used as buzzwords in ads and on products, but what exactly are they? What do they do? Here’s a breakdown of what probiotics and prebiotics are, how they could help you, and how you could add them into your diet.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that support your digestive system by absorbing nutrients and fighting off infection. Trillions live in your digestive tract and are referred to as the gut microbiome and all have different jobs, some of which scientists are still discovering. The most common groups are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. There are multiple strains and species in each group.