Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Good Bacteria Probiotics

Probiotics are also referred to as the friendly, beneficial or good bacteria which when ingested act to maintain a healthy intestinal tract and help fight illness and disease. The friendly bacteria can be found in live whole food supplements that have not been processed and found in some dietary supplements. They can help bring back the balance of good bacteria to promote a healthy digestive tract and help your immune system.

Probiotics are not a magic bullet to prevent or cure disease, but they are considered safe since the good bacteria are already a part of the digestive system. These small organisms help maintain the natural balance of organisms (microflora) in the intestines. Probiotics are viable bacteria that colonize the intestine and modify the intestinal microflora and their metabolic activities, with a presumed beneficial effect. Probiotics are vital for our immune system, too. They are valuable health-promoting and disease-preventing agents within your body.