Probiotics have been known to help the human body in many ways and they have become a popular supplement in recent years. They are live bacteria and yeasts that can bolster your digestive system. Probiotics may offer benefits and relief from minor to serious conditions such as diarrhea, constipation, vaginal and urinary tract infections, and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), Crohn’s disease, and bladder cancer. Different stains of these live micro-organisms offer different health benefits from oral health to intestinal and weight gain prevention.
Antibiotics kill the “good” bacteria in your body. It can be a helpful to consume probiotics when you are done with your medication to replenish the “good” bacteria to keep your body functioning properly.
Probiotics are in demand, and as a result, the price of these supplements have increased. Although many different types of supplements are available, it’s significant to note that there are foods which contain natural forms of probiotics. This is a cost-effective way to get a similar result without having to swallow a daily pill. There are a variety of foods that contain probiotics to choose from such as yogurt, sauerkraut, miso, cottage cheese, kefir, sauerkraut, tempeh, kimchi, kombucha, and pickles.
It is important to keep in mind that our bodies work differently; one type of probiotic which helps one person may not be as beneficial for another. Be sure to get informed and educated on which probiotic will be more beneficial for your needs. There are numerous brands available – a doctor can provide insightful knowledge to help you select a probiotic that will yield the most benefits for your health.
The information provided is for general interest only and should not be misconstrued as a diagnosis, prognosis or treatment recommendation. This information does not in any way constitute the practice of medicine, or any other health care profession. Readers are directed to consult their health care provider regarding their specific health situation. Marque Medical is not liable for any action taken by a reader based upon this information.