What Are Postbiotics?

Prebiotics Probiotics Postbiotics

Just like us, microbes must eat to live. That process has three parts: Prebiotics Probiotics Postbiotics


Prebiotics help feed friendly microbes and encourage their growth. Different microbes like different foods.


Live, beneficial microbes that provide benefits to their “host” wherever they live—from soil and plants to our skin, mouths, and guts.


Beneficial substances produced as probiotics eat, including antioxidants, enzymes, organic acids, & bio-cleaners. Just like different microbes like different foods, different microbes produce different postbiotics.

Growing Up Together

SCD Probiotics manufactures through a proprietary method of bio-fermentation, during which we combine multiple probiotic strains to “grow up together.” As they grow, they form a small ecosystem that’s capable of supporting itself. Think of it like traditional ways of making kombucha, sauerkraut, and kimchee.
This approach is unique: most other probiotics are grown separately from each other, then combined at the time of packaging—where it’s in their nature to fight each other for their own survival.
Our approach not only results in a stronger, symbiotic ecosystem, but it also bottles the beneficial fermented postbiotics. Depending on the prebiotics + probiotics, those postbiotics include antioxidants and organic acids that are beneficial for gut and immune health and unique bio-surfactants that enable dirt and grime to be washed away

Organic Acids

Organic acids are exactly what they sound like: organic compounds that are acidic.

The most well-known organic acid might be lactic acid, used in food making, to hydrate and exfoliate skin, and more. But citric acid and formic acid are other common examples.

They’re also extensively useful in our bodies and digestive systems, and in animals’ as well.

Find them in:
Livestock Health Products
Soil & Plant Health Products
Gut Health Products


Antioxidants slow down or stop damage to bodies caused by potentially harmful molecules called free radicals.

When these free radicals build up and accumulate, they can cause something called oxidative stress, which can damage our DNA structure and other important cell structures.

Find them in:
Gut Health Supplements
Pet Health Products


One of the ways probiotics use their own postbiotics is to ensure their own survival—for example, to build defensive barriers.

Some of our probiotics produce postbiotics with surfactant properties, enabling them to break down the webs holding dirt and grime together so they can be washed away.

Find them in:
Wipes & Cleaning Concentrate