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Probiotics

Probiotics

Our bodies are full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are the good bacteria that help aid digestion and enable your body to absorb nutrients from food.* Some foods, like yogurt, are a source of probiotics but probiotics can also be found in the form of supplements.

Antibiotics can cause an imbalance of good and bad bacteria. Probiotics may help maintain a healthy balance of bacteria during a course of antibiotics.* 

Common Types of Bacteria in Probiotics
Lactobacillus Produces lactase, which is the enzyme that breaks down lactose, and lactic acid that keeps the bad bacteria in check. 
Bifidobacterium Found in the digestive tract of humans and in dairy products.

These types of probiotics are further divided into different strains.  Each strain has a different function in the body.*

Probiotics and the GI tract

 Probiotics may be used for many reasons like:

  1. Acute diarrhea* (1)
  2. Infectious diarrhea* (2)
  3. Irritable bowel syndrome* (3)
  4. Inflammation* (4,8)
  5. Skin health* (5,11)
  6. Vaginal health* (6)
  7. Oral health* (7,12)
  8. Mood disorders* (9)
  9. Immune system support* (10)

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Disclaimers:

You should always consult your health care provider before starting any herbal supplements or products.   *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

References:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28762696
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21069673
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25780308
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29173520
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28631091
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24170161
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28390121
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26224864
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27509521
  10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24499072
  11. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30892697
  12. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28390121
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