What are Probiotics?  Biotics is a term that refers to bacteria. While antibiotics kill bacteria that causes infections, some probiotics can make bacteria more prevalent and help them grow.

What are they used for?

Probiotic supplements are made up of "friendly" bacteria that proliferates in your gut. Friendly bacteria, also known as "flora", is found in the intestines and helps maintain a healthy digestive tract. Scientists have discovered over 100 friendly bacteria species in the intestines of humans. These bacteria are vital to our overall health and can cause serious problems.

Different types of probiotics

Probiotic supplements that you can find at your local health food store are almost always acidophilus. This friendly bacteria helps with digestion and other functions. Acidophilus is able to absorb fats and B-Vitamins. It keeps bacteria under control, ensuring that the balance is maintained.

Complications of the digestive system

Too much or insufficient friendly bacteria can cause digestive problems. Candida infection is caused by yeast. Yeast is a bacteria that develops in the stomach.

Everyone has yeast in their stomach. It is necessary so long as it is balanced and not over proliferating. Leaky gut syndrome is caused by too much yeast. This can lead to other complications such as inflammation, infection, a depressed immune system and even cancer. Probiotic supplements are essential for balancing the intestinal flora.