Synbiotics means the alliance of probiotics and prebiotics. Synbiotics could be defined as : “could beneficially affect the host by improving survival and implantation of live microbial dietary supplements in the gastrointestinal flora, by selectively stimulating the growth or activating the catabolism of one or a limited number of health-promoting bacteria in the intestinal tract, and by improving the gastrointestinal tract’s microbial balance” (Roberfroid, 2000).
In other words, prebiotics will serve as fuel for probiotics in the product. They facilitate the growth of bacteria and allow them a better implantation in our intestines. The intake of probiotics will help to rebalance the intestinal microbiota.