What are Probiotics?

Probiotics are live microorganisms, we commonly known them as “good bacteria,” that are beneficial to the human body when consumed in adequate amounts.

These microorganisms can be found in certain foods, supplements, and even some skincare products.

Probiotics work by helping to maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut, which can improve digestion and overall gut health.

They can also help to boost the immune system and have been linked to a range of health benefits, including improved mental health, reduced inflammation, and even lower risk of certain diseases.

Some common sources of probiotics include yogurt, kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, and kimchi.

Probiotic supplements are also widely available and can be a convenient way to ensure that you are getting enough of these beneficial microorganisms.

It’s important to note that not all probiotics are created equal, and different strains of bacteria may have different health benefits.

Additionally, the amount and type of bacteria needed may vary depending on the individual and their health needs.

If you are considering taking probiotics, it’s a good idea to talk to a healthcare professional or registered dietitian to determine the best approach for you.

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