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Why Should We Be Using Probiotics?

September 03, 2018

Why Should We Be Using Probiotics?

Firstly let's talk about what they are... Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts which are good for your digestive system. Most of us associate bacteria being bad for us. The bacteria in probiotics are also know as "good" bacteria. That are particularly helpful to our digestive system.

Researchers are still trying to find out how exactly probiotics actually work. Some ways include:

  • Your body can lose "good" bacteria after a course of antibiotics  Probiotics can help replace the "good" bacteria once lost
  • They can help balance your "good" and "bad" bacteria to keep your body working the way it should.

Types of Probiotics

Lactobacillus. The most common of the probiotics. Found in yogurt and fermented foods. Suggested for people that find lactose foods difficult to digest. May also help with diarrhea,.

Bifidobacterium. May help with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This probiotic can be found in some dairy products. 

accharomyces boulardii is a yeast found in probiotics. It appears to help fight diarrhea and other digestive problems.

How can probiotics help you?

  • Help with the absorption of nutrients from the foods you eat.
  • May help with Irritable bowel syndrome 
  • May help with Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • May help with infectious Diarrhea or diarrhea cause by the use of antibiotics 

Benefits of probiotics don't just stop at the digestive system though. They've also been known to help treat other problems like oral health, allergies, cold and vaginal health 

You can even give your "good" bacteria a boost with some prebiotics.Foods like asparagus, leeks, garlic and onions . Inulin is also a great prebiotic.

There is plenty of brand offering brilliant probiotics at great prices for adults and children.
BioKult And Biokult Infantis are a firm favourite
Natures aid offer stronger supplements like the Pro-30 Max are very popular 
Also not forgetting the brilliant Udo's Choice Super 8 probiotic 

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