Probiotics (opposite of antibiotics) are fermented food or dietary supplements which contain the “good” bacteria that are found in your body. These bacteria such as bifidus and bulgaricus, are beneficial to your body because they: prevent bad bacteria from flourishing in your intestines, help produce B-vitamins, improve nutrient absorption and boost the immune system. Besides these benefits, probiotics help prevent inflammatory in the gut. Viruses hate probiotics because they contain friendly bacteria that stimulate the body to produce more gamma-interferon. Gamma-interferon is a immune-enhancing protein that prevents viruses from multiplying.
People who take a lot of antibiotics may want to take probiotics too because antibiotics destroy the friendly bacteria. The reason for this is because antibiotics can’t tell the difference between good and bad bacteria, and destroy them all. This is bad for their health because it leaves them vulnerable to certain disease-causing microorganisms. Antibiotics do have their benefits but consuming too much of them can disrupt people’s natural defense system. This will make it easier for microorganisms to grow and cause health problems.
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