Take Advantage of the Health Benefits of Probiotics
February 3, 2012 | By Anita Jackson

If you're tired of buying over-the-counter medicines to help relieve your digestive discomfort, try getting to the root of the problem. Digestive issues are usually a result of a poor diet and lack of physical activity. Don't roll your eyes; you know it's true. Removing or reducing the amount of processed foods, such as dairy, cold cuts or fast food, and increasing fiber, along with a regular exercise routine can make a huge difference.

So, make the time to take care of your health. For additional support, probiotics can help regulate your digestive system function.*

The health benefits of probiotics begin in the digestive system, where probiotics are located.* Probiotics can help shorten the length of occasional diarrhea symptoms, especially when diarrhea is a side effect from using antibiotics.* Antibiotics are non-discriminating bacteria killers. They kill both the bad and good bacteria. Many people begin to suffer from diarrhea as a result of lacking good bacteria.

The benefits of probiotics have also shown to help relieve occasional constipation issues.*

People experiencing irritable bowel syndrome symptoms may find some relief with probiotics.* However, probiotics are not a form of treatment and do not cure IBS. Ask your healthcare professional if probiotics can help you.

Some strains of probiotics emit enzymes that could improve digestion.* These chemicals help break down foods and release nutrients quicker.*

For those with lactose intolerance, the health benefits of probiotics can help.* Lactase is an enzyme produced by Lactobacillus acidophilus. This enzyme helps digest lactose, the sugars from milk.* Other enzymes help synthesize vitamins B & K, as well as absorb calcium.*

For those suffering from ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, probiotics may help relieve some symptoms. However, probiotics have not been shown to prevent or cure Chron's disease or ulcerative colitis. Speak to your doctor to see if probiotics can help.

The health benefits of probiotics include support of the body's natural defenses.* Over 70 percent of the body's defenses live in the gut. A bacterial imbalance can throw those defenses offline. Probiotics help reestablish and maintain a balance of bad and good bacteria.*

Additional health benefits of probiotics can include:

  • Replenishment of healthy vaginal flora.*
  • Limits bad breath and body odor.*
  • Help with urinary tract infections*

The content material of this article or webpage is for educational and consumer information purposes only, under section 5 of DSHEA.

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Ditto. Great website!
Reply · 0 · Like · Follow Post · March 5 at 6:23pm
Excellent article. Found a worthy website. Finally!
Reply · 0 · Like · Follow Post · February 10 at 10:12pm
I have. You should give it a try.
Reply · 0 · Like · Follow Post · February 3 at 2::33pm
Has anyone tried probiotics before?
Reply · 1 · Like · Follow Post · February 1 at 2:28pm

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