• Shruti GOCHHWAL

Why are Probiotics Important?

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are considered good for your overall health, especially for your digestive system. Our body is full of bacteria, both good and bad, and probiotics are loaded with such good bacteria that boosts your gut health. Apart from pharmas, you can also find them in food stores.

Why are Probiotics Important?

Probiotics help treat and prevent some illnesses related to digestion, immunity, brain function, and heart function.

How Probiotics Help Promote Health and Well-being?

Some of their health benefits are listed as below:

1.   Brain function

It has been reported that people who consume probiotics perform better. Research studies have elucidated that probiotics can help fight brain disorders like stress, depression and anxiety. Probiotics modulates the responses which cause stress by influencing the neurotransmitters in the brain. Stress increases the levels of cortisol hormones in the body and probiotics consumption is found to decrease the same, improve attention span in, and manage emotions.

2.   Heart function

Probiotics have also shown to promote heart function where it prevents the heart from coronary artery disease. The mechanism behind this includes reduced cholesterol levels, interference with cholesterol absorption from the gut, and direct cholesterol assimilation. Probiotics also help lower blood pressure by lowering the levels of blood lipids and increasing Vitamin D levels.

3.   Migrain

Peoplewith migraine show an increased amount of inflammatory mediators in the bloodstream and an altered brain-gut axis. Probiotics strengthen the gut and brain function by decreasing the inflammatory mediators. Thus, help limit the frequency, duration, and severity of migraine headache attacks.

4.   Diarrhoea

The beneficial effects of probiotics for diarrhoea are attributed to its inhibitory effects on diarrhoea causing pathways. Probiotics also tend to boost the function of the immune system and help fight against various microorganisms causing diarrhoea, and produce substances that can directly inactivate the viral particles.

5.   Psoriasis

People with psoriasis often have higher amounts of inflammation-causing bacteria in their intestines. Probiotics can modify and strengthen the systemic immune system by stimulating your body’s T-cells and can have a positive impact in controlling, or even preventing, chronic inflammation caused by psoriasis.

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