Prebiotics, probiotics and synbiotics: An update

Natalie Schellack, Yolanda Combrinck

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© 2018 Medpharm Publications. All rights reserved. Probiotics have become well-known and widely-used, especially as supplements or add-on therapy in the prevention and management of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea. Very often, however, the beneficial action and correct use of probiotics may either be seriously misunderstood or not acknowledged at all. This article provides an overview of prebiotics, probiotics and synbiotics, including their mechanisms of action, clinical applications and available products on the local market.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-28
Number of pages7
JournalSA Pharmaceutical Journal
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


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