PROBIOTICSWHAT ARE PROBIOTICS?
WHAT PART DO PROBIOTICS PLAY IN
OVERALL GOOD HEALTH?
A probiotic has been defined as "live micro organisms administered in adequate amounts which confer a beneficial health effect on the host."
According to US Probiotics.org "preliminary studies report that certain probiotics can play an important role " keeping healthy people healthy." The potential benefits of probiotic supplementation are many and varied.The purpose of a probiotic is to help promote friendly bacteria that normally live in the intestinal tract. Probiotic bacterial cultures are intended to assist the body's natural gut flora. "Good" or "friendly" bacteria can be destroyed by stress, poor diet, various medications, age illness and disease. WheMany times, probiotic supplementation is recommended by doctors and even more frequently by nutritionists. Probiotics are believed to provide general support for the immune system.
There has been much information in the media emphasizing the need for daily probiotic supplementation. We have provided several links to give general information on probiotics, what they are and how they may benefit you.
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NCCAM (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Using a probiotic may support digestion. Probiotics also help regulate intestinal functions. The use of a probiotic supports growth of friendly bacteria, enhances vitamin and mineral absorption. Probiotics are found in some whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, "live" yogurt or sauerkraut and kambucha.
More people have come to realize the importance and many benefits of Probiotics in helping to maintain good health as well as provide additional support to their immune system and are now supplementing with Probiotics.