Probiotics supplements have been increasingly known and used due to their potential to help relieve gastrointestinal problems due to the effect of “good bacteria.”
Good bacteria is helpful because it can counter the disease-causing bacteria and balance out the microorganisms in your intestinal tract.
You should be able to get all the adequate good bacteria you need from your diet. Foods like yogurt, cheese, miso, and tempeh. In the event that you need more help getting that good bacteria into your gut, then taking supplements can help.
A common type of probiotics is acidophilus (lactobacillus acidophilus) which are available in capsule or liquid form. There are a variety of different strains.
Research indicates that there are several benefits of probiotics for different ailments such as listed below.
There is some debate as to the effectiveness, but at least some evidence (though questionable) may indicate that taking probiotics and help ward off or heal yeast infections.
Irritable Bowl Syndrome
Probiotics can help manage irritable bowl syndrome
Can be used to help manage diarrhea. Especially helpful during travel or after taking antibiotis.
The probiotics side effects are mild, if they even occur you could experience bloating and gas.
Taking probiotics may help reduce eczema flare-ups especially in little children
Colds and flus
Although not touted as a cure, evidence shows that probiotics can reduce the harsh symptoms of a cold and flu
A Swedish study found that people missed less work due to gastro or respiratory when taking a the particular probiotic, Lactobacillus reuteri.
Probiotics side effects are mild and may not occur at all. If they do you may experience either gas, bloating or both.