Probiotics and the Digestive System
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. Whilst people typically think of these as germs that cause harm or illness,
the body is actually full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called "good" or "helpful" bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.
Probiotic foods or supplements contain these friendly bacteria, and are supposed to help colonise our guts with health-boosting microorganisms.
Taking care of your gut and the friendly bacteria that reside there is vital, and may be one of the single most important things you can do for your health.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that contribute to health benefits when consumed in adequate amounts.
There are several different types, and you can get them from foods or supplements.
This informative article from Pazit, one of our featured Natropaths, provides a great introduction to the role of Probiotics in the digestive system.