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Digestive Health Requires Correct Balance Of Bacteria

A specialist has advocated the use of probiotics to get good bacteria into the gut.

Improving digestive health can be achieved by having the right balance of bacteria in the gut, one expert has said.

Dr Roshini Rajapaksa, a gastroenterologist at New York University Langone Medical Center, noted the first step to improving digestive health is to understand how the system works.

One way of replenishing the levels of good bacteria is by using probiotics, he observed, with examples of this including Custom Probiotics CP-1.

According to the makers of this particular brand, each capsule has a total bacterial count of at least 50 billion microorganisms at date of expiration.

A survey recently carried out by GfK Roper discovered there are still a number of misconceptions when it comes to the gut.

It found 43 percent of those questioned believe most types of bacteria are not helpful for the gastrointestinal tract, despite the fact probiotics – or good bacteria – are essential for many vital body functions including healthy digestion.