Probiotics are living microorganisms which, if they are prescribed in sufficient quantity, render positive effect on human organism.
Probiotics may increase in comparatively short time quantity of beneficial bacteria in the intestine, which is important, for example, after course of antibiotics. But the effect doesn’t stay long for strange microorganisms die quickly in the organism.
Experiments show that integration of bacteria leads to change of the microflora composition for a short period of time, then the primary composition restores soon. It’s necessary to mention that some compositions of probiotics affected negatively on health. Any immune system reaction to strange microorganisms in prebiotics may have both positive and negative effects. So, probiotics have advantages as well as disadvantages. That’s why it is very important to consult doctor before take them.
As living organisms, probiotics:
Prebiotics can render more influence on microflora than probiotics beacuse:
R. Walker, M. Buckley.Probiotic microbes: the scientific basis.A report from the American Academy of Microbiology, 2006.