We moms have tummy troubles. We're busy, eat on the go, and barely have time to use the restroom on a good day.

Postbiotics are the product of your gut bacteria digesting a prebiotic. They are technically a waste product of the bacteria.

They include a variety of metabolites, including: – Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) – Lipopolysaccharides – Exopolysaccharides – Enzymes – Cell wall fragments

– Bacterial lysates (mixture of bacterial pieces) – Cell-free supernatants (mixture of compounds made by bacteria and yeast) – Amino acids, vitamins, antimicrobial peptides, and more

The difference between postbiotics and prebiotics is that we make postbiotics from prebiotics. Prebiotics are the fibers and starches that are naturally present in foods.

The difference between postbiotics and probiotics is that probiotics are the actual live bacteria you can take in supplements (like the lactobacillus and bifidobacterium species).

Health Benefits of Postbiotics Lowering inflammation Repairing leaky gut Supporting the mucus layers of the gut Eliminating pathogens Improving immune function Lowering autoimmunity Improving allergies

As you may know from previous blog posts, I try to get as much nutrition from food as possible—before adding supplements.