Probiotics are friendly bacteria. Over thousands of years our bodies and probiotics have developed a mutually beneficial relationship. The probiotic bacteria can't live without us - and we can't live without the probiotics!
To build a strong immune system, we need exposure to a wide variety of microorganisms, we usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called "good" or "helpful" bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy and, intern, this keeps you healthy.
How Do Probiotics Work?
They take up temporary residence in your gut. They suss out the environment. Probiotics are smart. Some of the ones that help with diarrhea also help with constipation. They go in, figure out what's needed and respond by either downregulating inflammation or upregulating your immune response.
They negotiate with "terrorists." Most pathogens don't want to do real harm; they're happy to just eat and hang out. Probiotics might say, "We'll let you live, but you can't release your toxin." Then they might produce compounds that prevent a toxin's release, rendering bad bugs harmless.
In your gut, only one layer of cells stands between you and illness, the GI tract's is an ultrathin barrier, which allows nutrients from food to pass through and repels toxins. If that barrier is disrupted, pathogens could enter the bloodstream, making you very sick. Probiotics tighten the binding between cells shoring up the barrier and making it difficult for problematic bugs to wreak havoc.
In the case of an infection, bacteria often create a biofilm, which is like the slime that builds up on the underside of a boat. Certain probiotics produce a soaplike material that breaks up that film. They starve out pathogens. Since they compete with the bad guys for food, probiotics keep harmful bacteria in check by making it hard for them to thrive.
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