Probiotics are supplements or foods that contain needed bacteria and yeast that keep the body and mind healthy and strong. Probiotics are usually divided into many groups but the two main ones include:
Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium: Lactobacillus bacteria are usually found in fermented foodstuff and yogurt and Bifidobacterium is mostly found in milk products.
Importance of taking probiotics.
Probiotics help in keeping the vagina healthy.
A woman’s vagina usually contains bacteria that help in keeping it clean and thus avoid infections. This bacteria is called lactobacillus. This bacteria also regulates the pH of the vagina. Any change in the vagina’s pH causes yeast and other bacteria to grow, leading to a number of infections such as a yeast infection. Yeast infections can cause irritation of the vagina, bad odor, and even boils. It is advised that one of the things to do when you get a yeast infection, is to drink plain yogurt. This helps restore the balance of the pH found within the vagina.
Probiotics help in reducing high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Cholesterol is fat found in the cells in the body. Cholesterol is usually useful in small amounts like in the formation of hormones, but in large amounts, it can be fatal. High cholesterol in the body is mostly caused by unhealthy lifestyles like eating processed and fatty food, lack of
exercise and even smoking. Some probiotics contain bacteria that produce lactic-acid that breakdown bile which is usually absorbed by the gut and later by the blood as cholesterol. Probiotics also contain bacteria that reduces high blood pressure that can cause heart attack and consequently death.
Probiotics help in improving your immunity.
Probiotics help you regulate your immunity by developing antibodies that aid in the prevention and treatment of diseases caused by harmful bacteria. It is important that healthy bacteria is more than unhealthy bacteria. They also help reduce the chances of getting a respiratory infection.
It is evident that taking probiotics is very beneficial in the functioning of the body, by balancing the healthy and unhealthy bacteria in your body. If you cannot find foods that contain Probiotics, you can take supplements according to needs that you lack in the body. It is important that you seek a doctor’s advice on which probiotic supplement is good for you so that you avoid side effects like diarrhea, bloating, slight stomach ache and an allergic reaction.