Words from our Scientific Advisory Board
The body contains trillions of bacteria, both good and bad. The good bacteria helps keep your digestive system healthy and protects your body from infections. When the bad bacteria outnumbers the good bacteria this could lead to digestive problems as well as other infections such as vaginal yeast and urinary tract infections. When that happens, taking probiotics can help improve intestinal function, fight bacteria that causes diarrhea and maintain a strong immune system.
Studies about Probiotics
While studies have shown that doses between approximately 100 million and 1 billion colony forming units (CFUs) are effective for enhancing immune function, decreasing intestinal infections, and improving digestion and bowel function, the amount of probiotics you’ll need to consume to see a real effect will vary among strains. You need to consume a probiotic food every day to get the desired effect and it may take a week or two to experience specific results — such as a decrease in gas or bloating, or a higher tolerance to dairy foods.*