When traveling, and especially in case of changes of the geographic region, people often suffer from diarrhea, constipation or other gastrointestinal tract disorders. In most cases, the reason for these conditions are bacteria. Probiotics are a useful travel companion as they enhance immunity and help fight disease-causing bacteria.
Probiotics improve digestion. What they do is facilitate intestinal function and eliminate bloating, gases, and colics. Additionally, they restore the normal intestinal microflora after an antibiotic therapy. Probiotics increase the levels of B vitamins, especially B12. They, in turn, improve the absorption of nutrients. Last but not least, probiotics reduce cholesterol concentration in the blood.
Probiotics are useful for women's health. The female vagina is a favourable setting for different types of probiotic bacteria, most commonly lactobacillus. In cases of normal flora aberration, more yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis develop. Lactobacillus strains may prevent the development of bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections.
Probiotics form a significant part of our immune system. The “good” bacteria in the intestines play an important role in the development of white blood cells, which help the body's immune system to fight infections.
Probiotics reduce the risk of allergies - asthma, as well as food allergies caused by milk and skin reactions such as eczema.
Probiotics help with overweight. When eating high-calorie foods with more fat and low fiber content, more harmful bacteria develop in the intestine in lieu of probiotic bacteria. Probiotics help reduce intestinal permeability, thus reducing inflammation that contributes to obesity and type 2 diabetes. They also improve the hormonal balance as a whole.