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What are probiotics?

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Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts, naturally found in your body that are good for your health — especially your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as something that can be harmful, but in the case of probiotics it’s a good thing. Your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.

What do probiotics do?

Probiotics help move food through your gut. You can get extra probiotics from certain foods and supplements and often help to calm certain health conditions such as:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Infectious diarrhea
  • Antibiotic-related diarrhea

There is research that also shows they can help with other items such as:

  • Skin conditions such as eczema
  • Urinary and vaginal health
  • Preventing allergies and colds
  • Oral health


If you are interested in learning more about probiotics and your health talk to your doctor.


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