Health Benefits of Taking Probiotics

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  • An imbalance in gut bacteria can lead to illness, allergies, obesity and even mental health problems
  • Taking probiotics counteracts the side effects of certain antibiotic treatments
  • Because of the relationship between the gut and brain, probiotics may help improve mood as well as lower stress and anxiety

Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria that are naturally found in foods like yogurt, kefir and kimchi. One of the primary reasons why people use probiotics is to counteract the side effects of certain antibiotic treatments. An increasing number of evidence, however, also suggest that taking probiotics as a supplement can provide a range of health benefits.

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Restores The Bacterial Balance In The Digestive System

An imbalance in gut bacteria can lead to illness, allergies, obesity and even mental health problems. Probiotics contain good bacteria that can help restore the natural balance of good and bad bacteria in your gut.

Improves Emotional Health

Researchers have found evidence suggesting that bacteria in the gastrointestinal system sends signal to the central nervous system. The link between the gut and the brain may help explain some connections between gastrointestinal illness and poor mental health.

People with irritable bowel syndrome, for instance, have greater risk of developing depression and anxiety. Research suggests that because of the relationship between the gut and brain, probiotics may help improve mood as well as lower stress and anxiety.

Boosts Brain Health

Probiotics supplements have been found to benefit every organ in the body including the brain. A 2016 study found that Alzheimer’s patients who consumed milk with four probiotic bacteria species over a period of three months performed better on a cognitive test compared with their counterparts who drank regular milk.

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Reduces Severity Of Eczema

Research suggests that probiotics can be beneficial to individuals who suffer from In a 2012 study, researchers found that eczema symptoms improved in infants who were fed probiotic-supplemented milk. Another study also found that the children of women who took probiotics during pregnancy had 83 percent reduced risk of developing eczema in the first two years of life.