Natural Probiotic Supplements
Improve your gut flora with our range of natural probiotic supplements
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are essentially good bacteria that help your body with digestive functions as well as offering protection from harmful bacteria found in the gut. The most recent definition we could find describes probiotics as "live micro-organisms administered in adequate amounts which confer a beneficial physiological effect on the host".
Antibiotics prescribed by doctors work by destroying all bacteria found in the gut unfortunately they are indiscriminate between the good and bad cultures present in our digestive track. Probiotics can help to replenish your gut flora with healthy bacteria helping to avoid problems such a yeast infection otherwise known as Candida.
How do probiotics work
Probiotics are essentially colonies of good bacteria or yeasts that our bodies use to ensure good health through the digestive track. The digestive system is home to more than 500 different types of bacteria.
Probiotics and the immune system
Although not backed up by many official studies there is growing evidence that probiotics can help to strengthen the immune system. the theory goes that the introduction of bacteria in the form of probiotics offers the immune system a chance to challenge itself against these new strains of bacteria
Who can benefit from probiotics
People of all ages can benefit from probiotics although as with most things its wise to consult your doctor if planning on giving probiotic supplements to children under the age of 12.