If you have ever heard of using probiotics in cleaning, then the simple way to understand synbiotics is to start off with knowing that they are the next generation. 1 step further than probiotics, in the development of technology, that continues to function for days after cleaning, providing a longer-lasting cleaning effect.
What are probiotics and synbiotics? Probiotic (literally meaning 'for life') are living strains of bacteria that add to the population of good bacteria on surfaces to colonise and compete with the bad bacteria - in effect, taking over the area. Essentially, helping to reduce the existence of harmful bacteria on desks and other surfaces that could cause and/or spread illnesses. Prebiotics are good sugars that act as food for the good bacteria (probiotics). This stimulates growth among the preexisting good bacteria from the probiotics. Synbiotic cleaners have both probiotic and prebiotic natures - enabling a clean to be maintained even longer after initial cleaning.