What do probiotics do on a microscopic level to balance your digestive system?

Do they attack other bacteria and yeast that might be harmful or do they do something else that protects your body from the harmful bacteria/yeast?



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    The 1907 Nobel Prize winner, Elie Metchinkoff, proposed the idea that probiotics (specifically fermented milk products) balance pathogenic bacteria (the ones that can produce disease) and nonpathogenic bacteria (the ones that cannot produce disease) in the intestinal tract. The good bacteria help rid your body of toxic substances, so probiotics help to make sure you have the proper balance of bacteria to rid your body of toxins. Additionally, probiotics help with the absorption of vitamins B and K and the mineral calcium. 

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    The two most common types of probiotics are Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria. Probiotics are really useful to take in conjunction with an anti-biotic. Anti-biotics kills every bacteria in the body, even the good, necessary bacteria. This leads to a weakened immune system, gastrointestinal problems, and yeast. Probiotics allow the body to keep a healthy amount of good bacterial alive during an anti-biotic treatment.

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