What are probiotics?
Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms similar to the “friendly” bacteria found naturally in the body’s digestive system. Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) of Maryland states that we each house two to five pounds (1.0 to 2.26 kilograms) of live bacteria inside our bodies.
How do probiotics work?
Antibiotics work by killing bacteria, both friendly and unfriendly. Probiotics add good bacteria to your body. Adding more good bacteria can crowd out the bad bacteria, at at the very least make it more difficult for them to thrive. [Read more…]