What is Probiotics ?
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.
Probiotics are naturally found in your body. You can also find them in some foods and supplements. It’s only been since about the mid-1990s that people have wanted to know more about probiotics and their health benefits. Doctors often suggest them to help with digestive problems. And because of their newfound fame, you can find them in everything from yogurt to chocolate. How Do They Work? Researchers are trying to figure out exactly how probiotics work. Here are some of the ways they may keep you healthy: When you lose “good” bacteria in your body (like after you take antibiotics, for example), probiotics can help replace them. They can help balance your “good” and “bad” bacteria to keep your body working like it should. Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules two to three times daily with meals, or as directed by a physician.