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5 Things to Know About Probiotics

What Are Probiotics?

Probiotics are basically living microorganisms that have many health benefits when ingested. Most of them are bacteria, but several forms of yeasts would also serve as probiotics. You would get them from fermented foods and supplements. Common probiotic foods include kimchi, tempeh, sauerkraut, kefir, and yogurt. There are many probiotic groups with different species and strains. The most common ones include Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus.

It is important to know that different probiotics can improve different health issues. Therefore, it is important to select the right option. Multi-probiotics or broad-spectrum probiotics mix various species in a single product to offer many effects. [1]