Probiotic 40 billion CFU
These are bacteria that stimulate the growth of microorganisms, especially those with beneficial properties. The digestive tract is home to over 300 types of probiotic bacteria that ensure one has a healthy digestive tract by limiting the growth of harmful bacteria. The lactic acid bacteria which are present in yogurt and resides in the intestines is the most known probiotic bacteria. Yeast is another example of probiotic bacteria. The recommended method of consuming probiotics is taking them as dietary supplements.
Benefits of Probiotics
- The presence of probiotics in the digestive tract play a role in reducing constipation and other digestive related complications.
- Probiotics stimulate the production of anti-cancer cells depending on frequency, and amount one consumes.
- Feeding children probiotic supplements have been proven to help their immune system fight off viruses such as flu.
- Probiotics can be used to combat IBS which presents itself with the following symptoms and signs; diarrhea, constipation and abdominal pain. When IBS patients were given probiotics supplements with the strain Bifidobacterium infantis, most of these symptoms seemed to go away.
- Allergies - Although studies to prove the role probiotics play in the fight against allergies is still in its preliminary stage; a medical research published the link between probiotics and eczema (an allergy common in infants).
- Probiotics act as complimentary agents to antibiotics used in treating urinary tract infections
- Immunity – good bacteria is characterized by stimulating immune responses as one of its main functions. By ingesting probiotic rich foods and maintaining a good balance of intestinal flora, a person can boost and maintain a healthy immune system.
- The female reproductive organ relies on the harmonious balance of both helpful and destructive bacteria. When this balance is upset, it can lead to yeast infections. L. acidophilus a type of probiotic bacteria can help prevent the infection or manage it if it is already active
- Probiotics contain all sorts of nutrients that help in keeping your body healthy. These nutrients also help you lose weight.
- Probiotics play an important role during pregnancy. Expectant women are prone to vaginal infections. Probiotics help keep these infections at bay and bacterial vaginosis has been identified as a contributing factor to pre-term labor. This highlights the benefits probiotics play in fetal health.
- Antibiotics are designed to destroy illness causing bacteria but fail to make that distinction when it comes to probiotics. The drugs kill intestinal flora that helps us in digestion. Due to this, patients using antibiotics reported suffering from diarrhea and other forms of gastrointestinal distress. Medical practitioners advise people to stop taking probiotic supplements during their antibiotic medication period. They do advise one to continue after as these probiotics repopulate the digestive tract with these helpful bacteria.