Probiotics are found in fermented foods and supplements. They have many benefits, but the outstanding one is balancing bacteria in the digestive system. These live microorganisms bring back the lost natural balance of the gut bacteria. The imbalance is usually caused by antibiotic medication, illness or poor diet.
This results in obesity, digestive problems, and mental related problems. It causes you numerous health problems that can only be solved by restoring the balance.
Benefits of taking probiotics
Not all probiotics are the same. Different strains of the bacteria have different effects. For example, one strain may fight against cavity-causing organisms in our mouths and don’t need to survive a trip through our guts.
Research has been promising for these friendly critters. Potential benefits of probiotics have been seen in the treatment or prevention of
- irritable bowel syndrome
- ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s disease
- H. pylori (the cause of ulcers)
- vaginal infections
- urinary tract infections
- recurrence of bladder cancer
- infection of the digestive tract caused by Clostridium difficile
- pouchitis (a possible side effect of surgery that removes the colon)
- eczema in children.
The best probitoic I have found is Life9 and for my kids I use KidScents MightyPro