The term “Probiotic” refers to living microorganisms (e.g. bacteria) that provide a health benefit when taken at sufficient doses. Not only can regular intake lead to significant improvements in health, they are especially effective at re-establishing balance when it is thrown off due to illness.
An imbalanced gut bacteria population has been associated with a wide number of conditions including obesity, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), autism, atherosclerosis, allergies, type-1-diabetes, celiac disease and colorectal cancer. The diversity of these conditions highlights the importance of maintaining a healthy, balanced gut culture.
In short, Probiotics help you feel regular, and replenish much needed stomach flora.
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