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Probiotics Info

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Can Probiotics fit into an active lifestyle?

Probiotics taste great, and are actually recommended by many sports trainers because they reduce muscle inflammation and help athletes process carbohydrates more efficiently, making them ideal for professionals and hobbyists alike. These cultured foods can even come in the form of sports bars, and many other cultured foods make great, lightweight snacks to bring to the office or gym.

What are Probiotics effects?

There is no published evidence that probiotic supplements are able to replace the body’s natural flora when these have been killed off; indeed bacterial levels in feces disappear within days when supplementation ceases. There is evidence, however, that probiotics do form beneficial temporary colonies which may assist the body in the same functions as the natural flora, while allowing the natural flora time to recover from depletion. 

The probiotic strains are then progressively replaced by a naturally developed gut flora. Hence, probiotics have been defined as correctives of the ecoorgan. If the conditions which originally caused damage to the natural gut flora persist, the benefits obtained from probiotic supplements will be short lived.