Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system.
We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases, but the fact is that your body contains both good and bad bacteria.
Probiotics are considered to be “good” or “helpful” bacteria, because they help to keep your gut healthy.
When Probiotics are administered in adequate amounts, they confer a variety of health benefits that improve your gut’s functions.
Important Points to Consider when Selecting Your Probiotics
- The micro-organisms should remain alive through pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.
- The probiotic should be bile and acid stable
- The preparation should be stable in storage conditions
- The micro-organisms should be capable of firmly attaching to gastrointestinal lining, producing host-friendly metabolites
- The “good” bacteria in the probiotic should be able to antagonize or suppress the disease causing bacteria in the gut.
- The probiotic should be able to produces anti-allergens and anti-inflammatory factors