Your first wave of gut bacteria comes from the wild ride through the birth canal, according to Proctor. Breast milk is another important source of gut bacteria, according to Lita Proctor as it also contains crucial antibodies. "There's a purpose for breast milk."
What are "Probiotics"?
Probiotics are defined as organisms such as friendly bacteria which contribute to the health and balance of the intestinal tract, protecting against disease and improving nutrition. (1)
Note: Lactobacillus family exist happily in the small intestine, whilst some such as the Bifidobacterium family prefer the large intestine.
Probiotics probably have the most clinical evidence! In fact, regarding Lactobacillus only, a quick search of the National Institutes of Health PubMed will provide you with more than 5,300 clinical studies outlining its effects under a variety of conditions.
Promoting a healthy digestive tract and a healthy immune system are their most widely studied benefits at this time.
According to WEBMD, probiotics help move food through your gut. Some common conditions they treat are:
Irritable bowel syndrome
There is also some research to show they help with problems in other parts of your body. For example, some people say they have helped with:
Skin conditions, like eczema
So what is the problem?
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