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What Are Postbiotics?  Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

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One of the most ideal homes for bacteria is (brace yourself) your gut — which is why the stool inside your colon is about half bacteria. “But most of those bacteria are either neutral or possibly have good effects,” says gastroenterologist Brian Weiner, MD. “For example, some of the bacteria in the colon produce vitamins, which are vital to life.”

But sometimes, those bacteria need a boost to get the job done. And that’s where postbiotics and their cousins, prebiotics and probiotics, come in.

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