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Probiotics Supplements - Do You Need One to Maintain a Better Digestive Health?

Updated on July 4, 2016

My gut is one of those parts of my body that often becomes the matter of my health concern. I am prone to constipation and other digestion-related diseases. In fact, I often experience hyper-acidity and feel ridiculous about the kind of feeling I experience during that phase.

Researches have proven that even our dental health is associated with the condition of our digestive tract. If our digestive health is good, our dental health flourishes too. In short, human gut is one of the most important parts of the body that determines the overall health of a person.

Therefore, for maintaining the body functions at peak, we need to have a clean and healthy stomach.

"Live life to its fullest" is my perception towards life and that is possible only when our desire to overcome stress and poor health is strong enough to fight all the negative elements in the environment.

Good health is the desire of every human being throughout the world to live a productive and happy life. "Live life to its fullest" is my perception towards life and that is possible only when our desire to overcome stress and poor health is strong enough to fight all the negative elements in the environment.

Modern life is full of stress, and the environmental contaminants are the extraneous items that contribute to poor health. In fact, a lot of people these days are dependent on artificial means like strong medications to overcome bad health.

Though our environment is highly polluted now, and our ability to fight stress and ill health is not up to the mark, still, most of us hardly care about the body's natural defensive ability to combat all the negative forces. We are so much dependent on medications and drugs that we consider them as a sure shot and quicker way to get healthier. But, most of us never know that we are actually hampering our health and making it prone to severe illnesses in the near future as medicines have chemical formulation that make our body prone to various side effects and make it weak from inside.

The human body has an immune system that has a natural defensive ability to overcome many health issues. We all know that having a proper diet and maintaining a regular exercising regime is crucial to a healthy life, but hardly many of us know the fantastic effects of probiotics on the health of our intestines, which always keep us healthy and full of energy.

What are Probiotics?

Probiotics are the live bacteria and yeasts existing in our intestines. These are healthy bacteria that are beneficial for our digestive health.

How do Probiotics help our body?

As probiotics are known to produce chemicals that provide natural strength to our body to fight infections, it offers a lot to our body.

  • It helps our body to digest food properly.
  • It assists in preventing diarrhea and also allow our body to avoid chronic condition like constipation.
  • Beneficial on irritable bowel syndrome and also relieves gastric discomfort.
  • It also helps to boost the production of serotonin level in our body that is known to enhance our mood and help us to stay happy most of the times.
  • Probiotics also allow our body to fight skin conditions like eczema.
  • In many cases, it also helps with vaginal and urinary health.
  • Also, boost the oral health of a person.
  • Also beneficial in preventing allergies and cold.

Just because there are so many health benefits that are derived from probiotics, it's important that our intestinal tract must have a huge number of these microorganisms.

Do you think that probiotics supplements helps to maintain optimum population of probiotics in our intestines?

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Types of Probiotics

There are several kinds of bacteria that are classified as probiotics, but most of them belong to two groups.

Lactobacillus. It is the most popular of all types of probiotics. It is found in various kinds of fermented food along with curd. It helps a great deal to all the people who find it difficult to digest lactose or sugar in the milk. It is also beneficial on diarrhea.

Bifidobacterium. It is existent in some of the dairy products and helps to fight the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and many other conditions.

As we age, these organisms start to reduce and affects our immunity in a great deal. The best way to provide your colon with an optimum population of probiotics is by including the diet of probiotics supplements in our daily life.

We can find a lot of acidophilus probiotic supplements in the market or online stores. Markets these days are filled with a huge number of probiotic supplements for women and men.You may pick any one after consulting your doctor as only he/she is the right person to advise you on the right kind of product that will actually help you to deal with your digestive health.

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      Sukhneet Kaur Bhatti 22 months ago from India

      Yeah, you are right Flourish Anyway, but I feel there is nothing more important to health. If a person has money they should consider health supplements for better health. Sorry for keeping your valued comment in waiting as I was away from hubpages for last few days.

      Thanks for commenting.

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      FlourishAnyway 22 months ago from USA

      A gastroenterologist recommended probiotics for good gut health so my family takes them. They can be expensive though.

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      Sukhneet Kaur Bhatti 23 months ago from India

      Yeah, that's right! Probiotics are a right choice for all those people who often face problem with digestive tract. Thank you so much for commenting, Rajan ji :)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 23 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Stomach is the engine of the body & if it in perfect shape the body runs well. Probiotics are definitely useful in maintaining GI tract health.

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