The gut of a healthy person will consist of up to 1 Kg of good bacteria. Good bacteria found in probiotics will feed on indigestible fibres and in so doing give energy, immune compounds and a healthy intestinal environment. A bad diet or incomplete breakdown of food may lead to the breeding of undesirable bacteria. 'Bad' bacteria can lead to a number of digestive conditions including irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhoea, allergy, flatulence and bloating.
In contrast 'good' bacteria are responsible for the production of various acids which provide fuel for the cells lining the gastrointestinal tract. Research shows that supplementation with probiotics can promote a healthy intestinal environment.
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