Probiotics are microorganisms, usually part of our gut bacterial flora, that have beneficial effects on our health. Probiotics are yeasts or bacteria, and they are inhabitants of our intestine, being in a perfect symbiosis with us. An imbalance of the probiotics, can lead to serious conditions, sometimes very difficult to diagnose. There is increasing evidence that a number of inflammatory and autoimmune conditions are linked to a poor microflora.
There are many reasons for your gut bacterial flora to decline, most important ones are age and the use of antibiotics. The market is now abundant of probiotic supplements, but not all of them are efficient, and the more effective ones are expensive. There is also a lot of misinformation about probiotics and how to use them. This collection of articles tries to address these. There are also a few articles about natural sources of probiotics, and how efficient are these sources compared to supplements.