Dr. Karen Scott, of the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health at the University of Aberdeen (UK), tells us about probiotics and prebiotics and discusses what they are, how they differ from each other, how they alter our microbiota and the benefits they provide.

“Most people know what a probiotic is, but there is a lot less understanding of prebiotics”, explains Dr. Scott, who also tells us that the two may have benefits for our health. Take a look at this video to find out more about the effects of prebiotics and probiotics on our gut microbiota.