What are probiotics?
Probiotics are live bacterial cultures, which help maintain gastrointestinal health. The healthy gut is normally colonized with ‘good’ bacteria, which promote immune function and aid digestion. These bacteria, however, can be disrupted with conditions such as stress-induced diarrhea, dietary changes, parasites, inflammatory bowel disease, and the use of certain medications (antibiotics, NSAIDs, and chemotherapy). Probiotics help restore the normal gut flora and can help normalize gastrointestinal inflammation. The probiotic used in this product, Bacillus coagulans, has been documented to provide beneficial effects across a variety of animal species.