Health benefits of symbiotics: A review

Himanshu Prajapati, Ramraj Choudhary, Shalinee Jain, Dharmendra Jain


Prebiotic and probiotics when used simultaneously are termed as symbiotic. Various prebiotics like fructooligosaccharide, inulin, polysaccharides are there in the in the market also they are obtained from the natural origin like leeks, onions, garlic, aloe-vera, wheat, asparagus, jerusalem artichoke and chicory. Probiotics includes various lactobacillus and bifidobacterium strains and certain yeast like saccharomyces boluradi. These products confer health benefits to the hosts when taken in adequate amounts. Normal dose for probiotics depends upon number of colony formed by the microorganism in the region where it is required to be used. There are certain beneficial effects which includes treatment of various types of diarrhea, hyperlipidemia, irritable bowel syndrome, colon cancers etc.


Probiotics; Prebiotics; Lactobacillus; Fructooligosaccharide; Halitosis; Atopic dermatitis

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