Sunday, 2 September 2018

What Are Probiotics? A Guide to Probiotic Foods, Supplements & Benefits

The majority of probiotic microorganisms are bacteria. However, there is one yeast that has has probiotic benefits too: Saccharomyces boulardii, writes Julia Roe.

Probiotics have garnered a lot of spotlight and popularity in recent years, as news of their health benefits and distinct lack of negative side effects have come to light. It’s led to probiotics being widely available wherever vitamins and supplements are sold.

Some probiotics are found naturally within the human body, but just as many or even more are not. Regardless, all probiotics have positive health benefits for human hosts by positively influencing the state of the microbiome.

The result is improved overall health a better-functioning immune system that fights off pathogens that can cause us to get sick. Plus they give relief from the symptoms that come with certain illnesses.

Probiotics don’t just affect gut health either… Read more at Consumer Health report

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle, Pharmaceutical Microbiology

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