Probiotic News

Probiotics are live microorganisms, primarily bacteria and sometimes yeasts, that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found naturally in the human gut. They are often referred to as “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help maintain the health of the digestive system. Probiotics are commonly consumed either as dietary supplements or as part of fermented foods like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, tempeh, and kimchi. They are believed to restore the natural balance of gut bacteria, which can be disrupted by factors such as poor diet, illness, or antibiotic use. Health benefits associated with probiotics include the enhancement of the immune system, improvement in digestion and absorption of nutrients, and potential reduction in the duration of intestinal infections. Some studies also suggest that probiotics can help manage symptoms of conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), certain types of diarrhea, and eczema in children. However, the effects of probiotics can vary widely depending on the specific type and strain of microbe, as well as the individual taking them.