What is a probiotic?
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria (e.g. in dairy, Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium) and yeasts that live in your gut and promote health, digestion, immunity and many other metabolic processes.
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Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. Probiotic bacteria are commonly referred to as ‘good’ bacteria and are associated with positive roles in human health. Probiotic cultures may occur naturally in some foods or can be added to milk to make fermented milk products such as yoghurt. Common probiotic species include Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.