There are two types of bacteria in our body one is bad bacteria or bad bugs and other one is good bacteria or good bugs.Our body contain more good bacteria then its own cells.
Probiotics are bacteria that line your digestive tract and support your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection.
Your good gut bacteria is also responsible for:
Producing vitamin B-12, butyrate and vitamin K2
Some cases when bad bugs overcomes:
1-The bad bugs always cause problems when they increase in our digestive system or other parts of body.
2-when our body good bacteria decreases by eating uncooked food, fast food, oily food and processed food.
3-when body is in stress mode.
4-when some kind of infection attacks.
5.Taking alot of sugar in diet.
If you have any of the above condition then you need probiotics via supplements or natural remedies.
How Probiotics work
When you eat probiotic rich food or take supplement , then enter your intestines they start removing toxins and fight with bad bugs and yes they knocked out them and take their places .Then these little guys start repairing your gut lining and began to protect them from virus ,infections,fungus etc.
Benefits of probiotics
-Reduce digestive discomfort
-Improve mood via gut-brain signaling
-Protect against free radicals
-Improves liver health
Natural sources of probiotics
Which supplement to buy
Brand quality –always look branded supplement like Gnc products,garden of life.
Strains-buy with multi strains
High CFU Count – purchase a probiotic brand that has a higher number of probiotics from 15 billion to 100 billion.
Some beneficial strains are
Bifidobacterium bifidum — the most dominant probiotic in infants and in the large intestine. Supports production of vitamins in gut, inhibits harmful bacteria, supports immune system response and prevent diarrhea.
Bifidobacterium longum — supports liver function, reduces inflammation, removes lead and heavy metals.
Bifidobacterium breve — helps colonize healthy gut community and crowd out bad bacteria.
Bifidobacterium infantis — alleviates IBS symptoms, diarrhea and constipation.
Lactobacillus casei— supports immunity, inhibits h. pylori and helps fight infections.11
Lactobacillus acidophilus — relieves gas, bloating, improves lactose intolerance. Shown 61 percent reduction in e. coli, lower cholesterol levels and creation of vitamin K. Also, important in GALT immune strength.
Lactobacillus bulgaricus — a powerful probiotic strain that has been shown to fight harmful bacteria that invades your digestive system and is stable enough to withstand the acidic digestive juices of the stomach. It also neutralizes toxins and naturally produces its own antibiotics.
Lactobacillus brevis — shown to survive the GI tract, boost cellular immunity, enhanced natural T-killer cells and kill h. pylori bacteria.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus — supports bacterial balance and supports healthy skin. Helps fight urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, and reduce anxiety by reducing stress hormones and GABA neurotransmitter receptors. Also, survives GI tract.
Bacillus subtilis — an endospore probiotic that is heat-resistant. Elicits a potent immune response and supports GALT. Suppresses growth of bad bacteria like salmonella and other pathogens.