Probiotic bacteria

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Probiotics have been in our system right from the moment of formation of the fetus in the birth canal. Probiotics are bacteria and yeasts that are good for health, especially the digestive system to keep our gut healthy. Source Article :


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Probiotic bacteria for gut health

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Probiotics - Helpful Bacteria That Keep Our Gut Healthy The definition given by the World Health Organization WHO for probiotics is "live micro-organisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host." Probiotics are called as good and helpful bacteria. The meaning of probiotics is "for life" pro-biota. Probiotics have been in our system right from the moment of formation of the fetus in the birth canal. Probiotics are bacteria and yeasts that are good for health especially the digestive system to keep our gut healthy.

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Availability of Probiotics 1. Probiotics are found naturally in the body and also available as food supplements in the form of capsules liquids chewables and skin creams. 2. It is the third most commonly used dietary supplement after vitamins and minerals.

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Types of Probiotics There are many types of probiotics available. The most important and commonly used probiotics are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. ● Lactobacillus - The most common probiotic found in yogurt and helps with diarrhea and lactose intolerance. ● Bifidobacterium - It is found in some dairy products and help with IBS irritable bowel syndrome - cramping abdominal pain bloating diarrhea and constipation and other conditions.

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How Do Probiotics Work A problem in the digestive system affects every physiological system in our body. Many toxins we are subjected to in our current environment can affect the function of the digestive system and our ability to utilize nutrients. Our gut has approximately 85 good bacteria and 15 bad bacteria. When the ratio gets out of balance probiotic-rich food and supplements will help improve the ratio. Excessive intake of antibiotics high carbohydrate diet non-organic meat sugar tap water GMO foods genetically-modified foods grains emotional stress etc. can kill off the probiotics in our body. Over a period the damage to the digestive tract increases the need for probiotics supplement.

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Uses of Probiotics ● It will help move food through the gut in IBS IBD inflammatory bowel disease - inflammation in some parts of the intestine diarrhea fight food-borne infections and Helicobacter pylori infection. ● It also helps in conditions like eczema. ● Probiotics are helpful in maintaining urogenital health and restores the balance of microflora of the vagina yogurt is used as a folk remedy with limited support and also helpful in urinary tract infection. ● It can reduce the risk of certain recurrent common infectious diseases.

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Uses of Probiotics Contd.. ● It will reduce crying time in colicky babies. ● It is beneficial for brain function and it improves the immunity function. ● Lactobacillus probiotics are much useful to reduce cholesterol level LDL - bad cholesterol and blood pressure. ● It also prevents allergy cold and maintains good oral health.

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Side Effects of Probiotics Probiotics are not all alike. The effect of probiotics varies from person to person. Although some probiotic formulations have shown scientific evidence to support the uses of probiotics for most of the conditions it is lacking. Information on long-term safety is limited. The common side effect of probiotics is diarrhea. The risk of serious side effect may be higher in people who have underlying health conditions. Though considered safe there is a theoretical risk for people with impaired immune function. Consult a gastroenterologist online.

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Source Article eria-that-keep-our-gut-healthy

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