For many people, the word “bacteria” has negative connotations. But probiotics—strains of beneficial bacteria that reside in the intestinal tract—are actually good for you, with the ability to curb digestive discomfort—including gas, bloating, constipation and indigestion. Probiotics act as the “policemen” of your gut, crowding out the “bad guys” and keeping harmful bacteria at bay. They do this by producing organic acids, such as lactic acid, that lower the pH (the acid-base balance) in the gut and inhibit the growth of many types of unbeneficial bacteria. The most important probiotics for general replacement are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria. Moreover, while probiotics are best known for their role in digestive health, research has shown that they can help many other aspects of your health, including immune and overall GI health, skin, and oral health, even mood.

Probiotic & Digestive Health Supplements

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