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Probiotics Improve Digestive Health

A specialist has spoken of the benefits of the bacteria.

The use of probiotics can help improve a person’s digestive health, one expert has claimed.

Dr Tan Huck Joo, writing for Asia One, noted they are “live, beneficial bacteria” that help promote a healthy digestive system.

These types of products can absorb nutrients and produce certain vitamins and folic acid.

According to Dr Joo, probiotics also “reduce the effects of harmful toxins and cancer-causing substances produced in the intestines”.

He remarked it is very often a good course of treatment for someone who is suffering from acute gastroenteritis, as it lessens the length of time and the ferocity of diarrhoea caused by the virus.

Dr Joo, president of the Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, stated individuals who take probiotics can expect to “maintain a healthy digestive system and overall wellbeing”.

An example of such an option is Adult formulation CP-1, which according to the manufacturers contains five superior tried and tested strains of acid resistant freeze-dried probiotic microorganisms.

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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.