What are Probiotics?

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Probiotics are live microbial organisms that are naturally present in the digestive tract. Probiotics are beneficial and are referred to as "friendly" bacteria. Some of the ways probiotics promote health include suppressing the growth of potentially harmful bacteria, improving immune function, and enhancing the protective barrier of the digestive tract. A number of medical, diet, and lifestyle factors are believed to disturb the balance in the colon. This imbalance is called dysbiosis. Factors include: Oral antibiotic therapy Infant formula feeding Ingestion of environmental toxins Due to stress, the Standard American Diet (full of processed foods and sugar), lifestyle choices and...

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