Probiotic Complex: Microorganisms often get blamed for illness and infection. Yet certain types of bacteria that call your body home actually safeguard your health. Their ranks dwindle, however, when harmful bacteria multiply unchecked. That’s why many people look to probiotics — dietary or supplemental sources of good bacteria.
Used as a dietary supplement.
- Probiotics contain different types of micro-organisms such as yeast (saccharomyces boulardii) and bacteria (such as lactobacillus, bifidobacterium). Micro-organisms (flora) are naturally found in the stomach/intestines/vagina. Some conditions (such as antibiotic use, travel) can change the normal balance of bacteria/yeast. Probiotics are used to improve digestion and restore normal flora.
- Probiotics have been used to treat bowel problems (such as diarrhea, irritable bowel), eczema, vaginal yeast infections, lactose intolerance, and urinary tract infections.