Prebiotics and Probiotics: Put that healthy bacteria to work!
What Are Probiotics and What Do They Do?
Probiotics are actually ‘good’ bacteria (or live cultures) just like those naturally found in your gut. These active cultures help change or repopulate intestinal bacteria to balance gut flora. This functional component may boost immunity and overall health, especially GI health. For instance, probiotics have been used for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Some strains of these live cultures may help prevent specific allergy symptoms, reduce symptoms of lactose intolerance and more. However, effects can vary from person to person.
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