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Are used for health purposes, and are useful in the treatment of skin infections caused by a persons suppressed immune system.
Probiotics are live microorganisms and in most cases, bacteria, that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut.
They are also called friendly bacteria. Probiotics are available in foods and dietary supplements (capsules, tablets, and powders) and in some other forms as well. Examples of foods containing probiotics are yogurt, fermented and unfermented milk, miso, tempeh, and some juices and soy beverages. In probiotic foods and supplements, the bacteria may have been present originally or added during preparation.
Most probiotics are bacteria similar to those naturally found in people's guts, especially in those of breastfed infants (who have natural protection against many diseases). Most often, the bacteria come from two groups, Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium.
Some probiotic foods date back to ancient times, such as fermented foods and cultured milk products. Interest in probiotics in general has been growing; People's spending on probiotic supplements, for example, nearly tripled from 1994 to 2011. There are several reasons that people are interested in probiotics for health purposes.
First, the world is full of microorganisms (including bacteria), and so are people's bodies -- in and on the skin, in the gut, and in other orifices. Friendly bacteria are vital for the proper development of the immune system, to protect against microorganisms that could cause disease, and to the digestion and absorption of food and nutrients. Each person's mix of bacteria varies. Interactions between a person and the microorganisms in his body, and among the microorganisms themselves, can be crucial to the person's health and well-being.
This is a bacterial balancing act and can be unhinged in two ways
(A). By antibiotics, when they kill friendly bacteria in the gut along with unfriendly bacteria. Some people use probiotics to try to offset side effects from antibiotics like gas, cramping, or diarrhoea. Similarly, some use them to ease symptoms of lactose intolerance -- a condition in which the gut lacks the enzyme needed to digest significant amounts of the major sugar in milk, and which also causes gastrointestinal symptoms.
(B). Unfriendly microorganisms such as disease-causing bacteria, yeasts, fungi, and parasites can also upset the balance. Researchers are exploring whether probiotics could halt these unfriendly agents in the first place and suppress their growth when conditions occur such as infectious diarrhoea , irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease (e.g., ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease) infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a bacterium that causes most ulcers and many types of chronic stomach inflammation,tooth decay and periodontal http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifdisease,vaginal infections, stomach and respiratory infections that children acquire in daycare, and skin infections
Another part of the interest in probiotics stems from the fact there are cells in the digestive tract connected with the immune system. One theory is that if you alter the microorganisms in a person's intestinal tract (as by introducing probiotic bacteria), you can affect the immune system's defenses.
Probiotics' have the potential to help with the problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the gut.
They can prevent unfriendly bacteria from getting through the skin or mucous membranes and traveling through the body (e.g., which can happen with burns, shock, trauma, or suppressed immunity).
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