Probiotics are bacteria that help keep the natural balance of organisms (microflora) in the intestines. The normal human digestive tract contains about 400 types of probiotic bacteria that reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a healthy digestive system. Probiotics are both naturally occurring and beneficial to the fundamental processes of life.

Because probiotics are used in such a WIDE VARIETY of treatments, for BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, we decided to simply list the different ailments that probiotics are used to treat. We ourselves were surprised at the sheer versatility of this emerging healthcare supplement, which is why we have ALSO included our sources at the foot of this page. We’ve come to the conclusion that probiotics should be taken both as a preventative measure and as a treatment. If you have a family history of any of the following illnesses BE DOUBLY SURE TO BEGIN A PREEMPTIVE PROBIOTIC REGIMEN ASAP!

  • Reduces Risk of Asthma in Children
  • L. acidophilus may reduce the risk of atopy and asthma in children
  • Alleviating Gastroenteritis (Diarrhea)
  • Helping with Lactose Intolerance
  • Lowering LDL Cholesterol
  • Normalizing Blood Pressure
  • Improving Immune Function
  • Reducing Inflammation
  • Reducing Bacterial Growth Under Stress
  • Alleviating Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Aiding in Vitamin Production
  • Managing Eczema
  • Alleviating Bacterial Vaginosis



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  8. Cooke, G.; Behan, J.; Costello, M. (2006). “Newly identified vitamin K-producing bacteria isolated from the neonatal faecal flora”. Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease 18 (3–4): 133.
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