HOW DOES IT WORK? While the benefits of probiotics are well known, so is not so much that of prebiotics. Without considering that the PRE stimulate the growth and activity of certain PRO, particularly bifidobacteria in the colon. An important Prebiotic group is known as inulins, this group includes inulin, oligofructose and fructooligosaccharides (FOS).
Probiotics, or also called "in favor of life", since these bacteria are essential for the functioning of the organism. It was Dr. Eli Metchnikoff, friend of Luis Pasteur, who did the first job in the study of lactobacilli and other "good" bacteria. Metchnikoff received the Nobel Prize in 1908 for discovering that these bacteria play an important role in the immune system.
He surmised that most diseases start in the digestive tract, when good bacteria failed to control bad ones. This situation was described by him as dysbiosis, which means that bacteria do not live in natural harmony.
It is amazing that Acidophilus and bifidobacterium are part of 100 billion bacteria that live in the human digestive system. All together they occupy two kilos of our body weight. A potent probiotic containing lactobacillus, bifidobacteria and Streptococcus such as Pre + Pro 15 can prevent the increase of harmful bacteria and relapses in people with ulcerative colitis. Antibiotic-induced diarrhea: although antibiotics are sometimes necessary, they kill the disease-causing bacteria and at the same time eliminate beneficial bacteria.
Opportunistic bacteria, such as Clostridium difficile, can multiply rapidly, which results in diarrhea. It is important to consume probiotics when taking antibiotics and continue consumption at least one month after the end of the cycle with antibiotics. Constipation: Probiotics can be one of the key supplements in cases of chronic constipation, both in children and adults.
Vaginal infections: Probiotic bacteria can often resolve vaginitis, an inflammation of the vaginal tissues, as well as candida infections. Immunity: some species of intestinal bacteria, such as lactobacillus, play a fundamental role in the immune system, because they protect us from infections. They also activate immune compounds that fight against harmful bacteria and viruses.