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Prebiotic  

Probiotics are live microorganisms naturally present in many dairy products that, when consumed, reside in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.  These live cultures aid in the digestive process by fermenting dietary fibers that our bodies cannot digest on their own.  This fermentation process provides the gastrointestinal tract with energy in the form of short chain fatty acids, allowing your GI tract to function optimally.

The benefits of probiotics would be compromised, however, if they did not have sufficient fibers to thrive on. These dietary fibers are known as prebiotics.

Benefits associated with pre- and probiotics include: a healthy digestive tract, increased immune system function, enhanced mineral absorption, risk reduction for certain cancers and inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases, and several others.

Prebiotic