Biotic Supplement

Biotic supplements are used to refer to anything that can be used as fuel to stimulate bacterial growth (prebiotic) or is a bacteria itself (probiotic); these supplements are involved with the colon mostly.

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Biotic supplements are any supplement that is designed to influence the bacteria that resides within the colon (large intestine), and thus derives benefits to the body secondary to the actions of these bacteria. Biotic supplements are divided into three categories:

  • Prebiotic supplements are usually fermentable fibers, but are characterized by proliferating and supporting the microbiome in the colon. Such supplements can be seen as a sort of 'food' for preexisting microbes

  • Probiotics are ingested bacteria that then reside in an alter the overall bacteria population of the colon. Most, if not all, bacteria sold as dietary supplements (things measured in CFU) are probiotics

  • Synbiotics are supplements that have both prebiotic and probiotic properties

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Scientific Support & Reference Citations


  1. Writing Group for the NINDS Exploratory Trials in Parkinson Disease (NET-PD) Investigators, et al Effect of creatine monohydrate on clinical progression in patients with Parkinson disease: a randomized clinical trial . JAMA. (2015)
  2. Taylor MJ1, et al Folate for depressive disorders . Cochrane Database Syst Rev. (2003)
  3. Godfrey PS1, et al Enhancement of recovery from psychiatric illness by methylfolate . Lancet. (1990)
  4. Kushwaha S1, Chawla P1, Kochhar A1 Effect of supplementation of drumstick (Moringa oleifera) and amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor) leaves powder on antioxidant profile and oxidative status among postmenopausal women . J Food Sci Technol. (2014)

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