Maybe you have heard of them before but if not so, then now comes the right time to know and understand what they actually are. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for both you and I, especially our digestive system. We usually think of these as germs that cause diseases but we fail to comprehend that our body is full of bacteria, both useful and harmful ones. But Probiotics are often regarded as “useful” or “helpful” bacteria because of the role they play in keeping our gut healthy.
I know you may ask; where can we find them? Well, the answer is not far from your reach as probiotics are found in supplements and some foods such as yogurt. In most cases too, doctors often suggest them for patients to help with digestive problems. Currently, researchers are trying to figure out exactly how probiotics work but some of the ways include helping the body system to replace useful bacteria after taken antibiotics, and to balance the proportion of useful and harmful bacteria in our body system. Some types of probiotics include Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and Saccharomyces boulardii.