Probiotics: Many Benefits for the Human Body

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Probiotics are active microorganisms that are beneficial to the human body. They promote nutrient absorption and maintain the health of the intestinal tract by regulating the balance of the intestinal flora. The human intestinal flora contains a large number of microorganisms, as many as hundreds of species. In addition to probiotics, there are other microorganisms, such as viruses, fungi, archaea, and worms. Probiotics generally include Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Saccharomyces, Streptococcus, Enterococcus, Escherichia, Bacillus, etc. It can be seen that there are many types of probiotics, and the same type of probiotics may contain many different strains, so the effects are different.

The most common probiotics include:
In daily life, the yogurt we eat and some fermented foods are rich in lactobacilli. Some strains of Lactobacillus help relieve symptoms of diarrhea and lactose indigestion.

Bifidobacteria help relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Some dairy products also contain this probiotic.

3.Saccharomyces boulardii
As its name suggests, Saccharomyces boulardii belongs to a type of yeast. This probiotic helps relieve diarrhea and other digestive problems.

Probiotics help to regulate the balance of the intestinal flora and keep the body in a healthy state. For example, after taking antibiotics, the probiotics in the human body will be lost. At this time, the doctor may recommend supplementing with probiotics to achieve a balanced state.

What are the benefits of probiotics?
Reasonable consumption of probiotic supplements is conducive to promoting human health in ways such as improving immunity, promoting digestive system health, and accelerating weight loss.

When the intestinal flora is out of balance, some harmful bacteria will take the opportunity to enter and multiply on a large scale. At this time, probiotics are needed to fight against it to help the body restore balance and maintain good health.

The effects of probiotics are summarized as follows:
1. Maintain the health of the digestive system
Antihelicobacter probiotics help eliminate Helicobacter Pylori Infections. Helicobacter pylori is one of the main causes of ulcers and gastric cancer. It can also be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS: a common digestive system disease) and relieve symptoms such as flatulence, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. In addition, probiotics can be used to treat inflammatory bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis.

Taking a large amount of antibiotics may kill the probiotics in the intestinal tract, causing an imbalance of the intestinal flora and the reproduction of harmful bacteria. Therefore, long-term antibiotics can cause diarrhea, and there is evidence that probiotic supplements can help treat this type of diarrhea.

2.It may help lose weight
Some studies have shown that the gut bacteria of obese people are different from those of other people. In addition, whether it is an infant or an adult, there is a certain connection between obesity and intestinal microbes. There is evidence that changes in gut microbes in adulthood may also be one of the causes of obesity.

3.Contribute to women’s urinary system health
Probiotics can also be used to maintain the health of women’s urinary system. Like the intestine, the female urinary system is also in a balanced ecosystem. In an environment with too much lactobacillus, the acidity is too strong, and harmful microorganisms cannot survive. But there are some factors that can cause an imbalance in the genitourinary system, such as antibiotics, spermicides, and contraceptives.

Taking probiotics can restore the balance of the flora and help solve common genitourinary diseases in women, such as bacterial vaginosis, cervical infection, and urinary tract infections.

4.Other benefits of probiotics
Anti-inflammatory: Inflammation is the main cause of many diseases. Taking probiotics can effectively reduce inflammation in the body.

Treatment of depression and anxiety symptoms: Studies have shown that Lactobacillus helveticus and Bifidobacterium longum can be used in the clinical treatment of depression to reduce anxiety and depression symptoms in patients.

Improve immunity: Studies have shown that bifidobacteria can enhance human immunity and reduce the risk of infection, such as the common cold.

Improve skin: Studies have shown that probiotics can treat acne, eczema and other skin diseases;
Anti-aging: Although research is limited, there is still evidence that probiotics may extend the lifespan of cells by improving their ability to replicate themselves.

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