What Is Probiotic and Facts That You Should Know about Your Gastrointestinal System

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Probiotics are a good bacterium that stays on the intestinal wall making us stronger and healthier. It promotes good health, produce balance and help the digestive system to function well.

Facts That You Should Know about Your Gastrointestinal System:

  • A complex ecosystem consisting of more than 400 species of bacteria.
  • Comprise of good bacteria and bad bacteria.
  • Good bacteria are the normal occupier in intestine and did not bring any harm to the body. It helps to promote more effective digestion and absorption of nutrients to the body.
  • Good bacteria help to stop or control undesired bad bacterium or pathogens growth which also live there. Because of the existence of both good bacteria and bad bacteria in our stomach, we must ensure their populations are balanced.

However, there are several factors and situations that can disturb the good bacteria population which are aging, stress, intake of antibiotics, contraceptive pills, unhealthy lifestyle and unbalanced diet.

Balance disruption in system gastrointestinal could encourage bad bacterial growth and enhance the risk of inflammation disease, infectious disease and several other diseases.

What Will Happen When The Intestinal Microflora Balance Were Disturbed?

Symptoms that need monitored are stomach bloating, collywobbles, stomachache, diarrhea and constipated. Loss of appetite, skin infection and allergy are also signs of intestinal microflora balance problem.

Research had shown that probiotic provide protection towards gastrointestinal diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, colitis ulcer, and food allergy.

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