Summary: Nutritional supplements combining PROBIOTICS (bacteria) and PREBIOTICS (sugars).
Pranckutė R, Kaunietis A, Kuisiene N, Citavicius D. Development of synbiotics with inulin, palatinose, alpha-cyclodextrin and probiotic bacteria. Pol J Microbiol. 2014;63:33-41 pubmed
..part of lactobacilli isolated from yogurts can effectively ferment inulin and may be used for the development of synbiotics. Palatinose and Lactobacillus acidophilus could be used as symbiotics with effective antibacterial activity...
Quigley E. Commentary: synbiotics and gut microbiota in older people--a microbial guide to healthy ageing. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2013;38:1141-2 pubmed publisher
Rose L, Rose J, Gosling S, Holmes M. Efficacy of a Probiotic-Prebiotic Supplement on Incidence of Diarrhea in a Dog Shelter: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. J Vet Intern Med. 2017;31:377-382 pubmed publisher
..Animal shelters can use synbiotic supplements to improve animal welfare and decrease costs involved in cleaning and housing animals as well as potentially decreasing veterinary intervention. ..
Mofidi F, Poustchi H, Yari Z, Nourinayyer B, Merat S, Sharafkhah M, et al
. Synbiotic supplementation in lean patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a pilot, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trial. Br J Nutr. 2017;117:662-668 pubmed publisher
..The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of synbiotics supplementation in NAFLD patients with normal or low BMI...
Baffoni L, Gaggia F, Garofolo G, Di Serafino G, Buglione E, Di Giannatale E, et al
. Evidence of Campylobacter jejuni reduction in broilers with early synbiotic administration. Int J Food Microbiol. 2017;251:41-47 pubmed publisher
..Experimental results demonstrate that the synbiotic approach at farm level can be an effective strategy, combined with biosecurity measures, to improve the safety of poultry meat. ..
Zamani B, Farshbaf S, Golkar H, Bahmani F, Asemi Z. Synbiotic supplementation and the effects on clinical and metabolic responses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Br J Nutr. 2017;117:1095-1102 pubmed publisher
..58·5 (sd 154·4) µmol/l, P=0·005). Overall, our study demonstrated that synbiotic supplementation for 8 weeks among patients with RA had beneficial effects on hs-CRP, DAS-28, VAS, NO, insulin levels, HOMA-IR, HOMA-B and GSH levels. ..
Jafarpour D, Shekarforoush S, Ghaisari H, Nazifi S, Sajedianfard J, Eskandari M. Protective effects of synbiotic diets of Bacillus coagulans, Lactobacillus plantarum and inulin against acute cadmium toxicity in rats. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017;17:291 pubmed publisher
..plantarum and B. coagulans) in combination with the prebiotic (inulin) can reduce the level of cadmium in the liver and kidney, preventing their damage and recover antioxidant enzymes in acute cadmium poisoning in rat. ..