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What is probiotics and when is it necessary?

Asked by tanuja, 11 Jun '13 07:11 pm
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Probiotics are organisms such as bacteria or yeast that are believed to improve health. They are available in supplements and foods. The idea of taking live bacteria or yeast may seem strange at first. After all, we take antibiotics to fight bacteria. But our bodies naturally teem with such organisms.

The digestive system is home to more than 500 different types of bacteria. They help keep the intestines healthy and assist in digesting food. They are also believed to help the immune system.

Probiotics May Help Lots of Ailments

Although they are still being studied, probiotics may help several specific illnesses, studies show. In 2011, experts at Yale University reviewed the research. They concluded that probiotics are most effective for:

Treating childhood diarrhea
Treating ulcerative colitis ...more
Answered by Quest, 12 Jun '13 09:51 am

 
  
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Probiotics are those which support healthy gut flora (or fauna?) ..necessary during stomach ailments?
Answered by Anurag Sharma, 11 Jun '13 07:12 pm

 
  
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