What are probiotics?
live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. They can help balance your “good” and “bad” bacteria to keep your body working like it should.
What are they good for?
Probiotics are key to the digestive system. They help the body to produce digestive enzymes (such as lactase) which breakdown certain food substances. This is why topping up your levels of probiotics on a daily basis can help with food intolerances.
Probiotics also improve the absorption of vitamins and minerals into the bloodstream. Many people regularly take vitamins and may not be actually absorbing their contents and not gaining the benefits. The improved vitamin uptake from probiotics also provides essential support for the immune system.
Probiotics are also thought to help support healthy skin, as often acne or spots are caused by bad bacteria, or toxins in the body. Probiotics have even been shown to help with atopic allergies such as eczema. Supporting your gut health from the inside should hopefully see you benefiting on the outside too.
There are many different brands so make sure you check out your local chemist or health food store. Be sure to inquire about the quality of each brand and what will work best with any current medication.