Prebiotics vs. Probiotics

The Difference Matters

While the words “PREbiotic” and “PRObiotic” sound similar, they are actually quite different.

PRObiotics, or the beneficial bacteria in your gut, have gotten a lot of positive attention because of the benefits you feel when your gut is happy and healthy1. There is, however, an important piece of the puzzle that’s missing: PREbiotics, a plant-based type of fiber that serves as food for the good bacteria in your gut.

If you eat well and lead a healthy lifestyle, chances are, you have a healthy gut filled with thriving good bacteria2. To help maintain this, you can simply feed the existing good bacteria every day with PREbiotics.

What is PREbiotic Fiber

Prebiotic fiber is a type of fiber found in plant-based sources like specific fruit and veggies and in the sap of the African acacia tree that nourishes your gut’s naturally good bacteria so they can thrive, leaving no room for bad bacteria to grow, so your gut is healthy and happy3.

Foods with PREbiotic fiber, including Hyggut, typically do not need to be refrigerated. This convenience allows you to enjoy it wherever and whenever you want.

What are PRObiotics?

PRObiotics are various strains of beneficial live bacteria that are found in your gut and in fermented certain foods and beverages, like yogurt, kombucha and kimchi, as well as in dietary supplements that help support a healthy and happy gut4.

Most PRObiotic foods, beverages, and supplements have to be stored in the refrigerator, making them less convenient to enjoy on the go.

How PREbiotic and PRObiotics Work Together

  1. PRObiotics, as live bacteria, are added to your gut flora.

  2. Because it’s not digested, PREbiotic fiber travels all the way to the large intestine.

  3. Here PREbiotic fiber is fermented and used as food to nourish the good gut bacteria you already have.

  4. The good bacteria thrive and flourish.

PREbiotics and PRObiotics work together to fight off
bad bacteria and support gut health and overall well-being5.

1Markowiak et al., 2017. 2Krumbeck et al., 2016. 3Slavin, 2013.
4WHO, 2001 ; Markowiak et al., 2017. 5Rioux et al., 2005.

Take care of yourself – Take care of your gut –
Feed your good gut bacteria every day.

kickstart every day with hyggut

With Hyggut, adding PREbiotic fiber to your diet is easy. Our on-the-go snack pouches are crafted with gut-friendly fruits, veggies, spices, and natural PREbiotic acacia fiber.

Available in three unique flavors, Hyggut is a simple and delicious feel-good snack that helps your gut health and supports your overall well-being.

Feed your gut’s good bacteria every day with Hyggut.

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