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Although people often think of bacteria and other microorganisms as harmful "germs," many
microorganisms help our bodies function properly⁵²

What are probiotics and why do we need them?

Probiotics are friendly microorganisms that are good for humans because they provide certain health benefits⁵¹. These microorganisms maintain the balance of bacteria in the intestines which helps keep you healthy⁵².

How do probiotics work?

Probiotics act in different ways and affect the body in many ways. Probiotics can:

 Help to maintain the bacterial balance in the intestines⁵¹,⁵³

✓ Protect the digestive tract and slow down the growth of harmful bacteria⁵¹,⁵³

✓ Help restore the balance of microorganisms after having infections and diseases⁵¹,⁵³

✓ Food intolerances

✓ Stimulate the  body’s immune response⁵¹

 
 

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