Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Syl | 2009/10/20

Q.

Probiotics &  Prebiotics

Hi Doc

Please advise what the difference is between pro and pre biotics, and what their functions / benefits are?

Is Reteuri a probiotic only?

Many thanks!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

A probiotic provides good bacteria to the body eg lactobacilli. These bacteria are important in enhancing and strengthening immune function.Reuteri is an example of a good probiotic.Prebiotics provide the ideal nutritional requirements for these good bacteria.

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