Posted by Dr. Della Parker on February 2, 2018
Probiotic might be a bit of a health food buzz word, but that doesn’t mean you should overlook it. These live bacteria and yeasts are more than just a marketing ploy. Probiotics really are good for your health, especially your digestive system.
Thinking of germs or bacteria universally as bad pathogens that cause diseases is only partly correct. Your body is full of bacteria, both good, bad, and innocuous. Probiotics, in particular, are often called “good bacteria” because they support a healthy intestinal tract as well as these three other healthy functions.
In addition to promoting a healthy gut, probiotics have been shown to subdue skin problems like eczema, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis.
For biological women experiencing vaginal discomfort due to yeast infections and urinary tract infections, probiotics can ease the most irritating symptoms and support a healthy PH balance.
Allergy and Cold Symptoms
Probiotics have even been shown to prevent allergy and cold symptoms. When taken at the first sign of a cold or during allergy season, probiotics can support immunity.
Look for foods featuring Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, or Saccharomyces Boulardii, each a crucial probiotic essential in maintaining digestive health.
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