The bacteria that live in the intestines make up a very large and diverse population. The numbers of each kind of bacteria change depending on ones age, diet, health status, and use of drugs and supplements. When the overall flora of the intestines is drastically changed and the amount of friendly bacteria reduced, major health consequences may occur.*
Probiotics are organisms that help optimize the health of the human digestive tract and immune system.* Probiotic bacteria favorably alter the intestinal microflora balance, out-compete the growth of harmful bacteria, promote healthy digestion and nutrient absorption, promote immune function, and increase the body's resistance to infection.* Probiotic bacteria also produce substances called bacteriocins, which act as natural antibiotics. Individuals with flourishing intestinal colonies of beneficial bacteria are better equipped to fight the growth of harmful bacteria.*
Probiotics are especially important for people who have intestinal challenges or are on medication that may alter the intestinal flora.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.