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Synbiotics are a combination of probiotics and prebiotics. Probiotics are known as the “good” bacteria. Different species of probiotics have different functions, including improving symptoms of digestive diseases, decreasing growth of harmful bacteria, improving cholesterol levels, and diminishing risk of particular cancers. Prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates that support the growth of probiotics. Prebiotics may also increase the absorption of magnesium and calcium in the large intestine, as well as decrease the risk of colorectal cancer. 1

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