What are probiotics and what are they good for?
The word “probiotic” means “for life.” Probiotics are good bacteria that provide a health benefit and are essential for many vital body functions, including healthy digestion. Probiotics are increasingly being used and evaluated in the management of digestive health. When you were very young, most of the bacteria in your digestive system were good Bifidobacteria. Your body needs beneficial bacteria like Bifidobacteria for a number of things, including healthy digestion. But they’re fragile. Common issues such as diet and stress can disrupt your natural balance of good bacteria. Align contains the pure-strain probiotic Bifidobacterium 35624™ (Bifidobacterium 35624™), which helps maintain your digestive system’s natural balance.*
I've always heard bacteria are bad. Why is taking bacteria good?
Your body needs beneficial bacteria for a number of things, including healthy digestion. These essential bacteria are sensitive to things such as changes in diet and schedule, stress and travel. Probiotics may help by delivering healthy bacteria to the digestive system.