What are probiotics?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by swiss, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. swiss

    swiss New Member

    I have heard about probiotics but do not know what they are? Any info?

    Michele
  2. Jonescat

    Jonescat New Member

    Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that live naturally in our guts. You can buy them as supplements - acidophilus, lactobacillus and a number of others. According to my Prescription for Natural Healing book they assist in the digestion of proteins, they have antifungal properties, help to reduce blood cholesterol levels, aid digestion and enhance the absorption of nutrients. I hope this helps!
  3. eeyoreblue02

    eeyoreblue02 Member

    For the best probiotics look for the refrigerated section.

    Linda
  4. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    Pro Health sells them and that's where I get mine. But, I don't get the refrigerated kind and they still work wonders.

    I live overseas and get my mail military slow style so I decided to get the kind that's ok without refrigeration.

    You might want to do a search here with Probiotics in the subject title (or content) and you'll find tons of information.

    Hugs,

    Nancy B