Understanding Probiotics

You know how people have a perception of a certain person in their mind and that too without knowing anything about him? Like you meet someone, exchange pleasantries, interact and based on that create a persona of him in your mind. If you found something odd, if the interaction didn’t go well or if he was rude to you or someone else, you draw a picture of his in your mind and write a “bad” or “good” on top. Even with people you interact on a daily basis but don’t personally know them, you have an image in your mind about them. It’s basic human tendency to do this. We categorize people into good and bad based on our assumptions and convenience. However, this is also true that every person has a good and a bad side. Which is why it is said to focus on the good, look at the brighter side. 

Now, what do you know about bacteria? What is your opinion on it? For most people, bacteria are usually viewed in a negative light. It something that makes you sick. But one thing you may not know is that there are two types of bacteria. Good bacteria and Bad bacteria. What are probiotics then? Probiotics are a combination of bacteria and yeast naturally existing in your body. They are made of good bacteria that helps keep your body healthy and well. In fact, the good bacteria helps fight off bad bacteria when you have too much of it, to help you feel better and keep your body working well. Kind of like the two brothers in Golmaal. Ram and Lakshman, wherein Ram was the good one and Lakshman the spoilt one. 

HOW DO PROBIOTICS WORK?

In order for me to best explain how probiotics work, we need to know how the gut works. Now, the duty of the gut, and we're talking about the small intestine and large intestine, is to extract energy from foods, absorb certain nutrients, like vitamins, minerals, and really get rid of the waste. When you are taking probiotics the majority of the probiotics end up in the end of your intestinal system, also know as the colon. 

Found within your GI track or your gut is something referred to as a microbiome. this is the ecosystem that contains bacteria, fungi. Those things are literally essential to your survival, because unfortunately your digestive system can't extract all the required nutrients from all the various kinds of foods you're consuming. So when we're talking about the good bacteria within your gut, we're actually talking about the bacteria that's helping you get a number of the nutrients from your food to boost your body's immune function, to support the integrity of the wall of your intestines. 

The main job of probiotics is to maintain a healthy balance in your body. consider it like this that it’s keeping your body in neutral. Suppose you are sick, bad bacteria enters your body, it’s the villain in this scenario. The good bacteria enters with a cape as the hero and fights off the bad bacteria to restore the balance in your body in order to help you feel better. 

Good bacteria keeps you healthy by supporting your immune function and controlling inflammation. This balancing act is occurring naturally in your body all the time. You don’t really need to take probiotic supplements to make it happen. Good bacteria is simply a natural part of your body. Eating a well-balanced diet rich in fiber on a daily basis helps to keep the amount of good bacteria at proper levels.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PREBIOTICS AND PROBIOTICS?

Both prebiotics and probiotics are important for human health. However, they have different roles:

Probiotics: These are live bacteria that are found in certain foods or supplements. they can provide numerous health benefits.

Prebiotics: These substances come from varieties of carbs that humans can’t digest. so that they head to your lower digestive tract, where they act like food to help the healthy bacteria grow.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PREBIOTICS?

In addition to feeding the good bacteria, prebiotics can:

  • Ferment food faster
  • Keep cells lining your gut healthy
  • Help you absorb calcium
  • Change the rate at which food causes spike in sugar

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PROBIOTICS?

  • Help your body digest food.
  • Help support the cells that line your gut to prevent bad bacteria that you may have consumed from entering your blood.
  • Keep bad bacteria from getting out of control and making you sick.
  • Breakdown and absorb medications.
  • Create vitamins.

Probiotic Supplements

There are several ways you can take a probiotic supplement. They come in a variety of forms, including in:

  • Foods.
  • Capsules or pills.
  • Powders
  • Drinks
  • Liquids

Probiotic supplements may be combined with a prebiotic. When you have a supplement that combines a probiotic and prebiotic, it’s called a synbiotic.


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