The Many Benefits Of Probiotics




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Probiotics are well known to be beneficial to one's health. But surprisingly, few understand how important probiotics are to our health and preventing disease.

To name just a few of the benefits, probiotic bacteria are integral to fighting cancer, preventing cavities, reducing allergies, reducing blood pressure and helping you get better sleep!


Oral Health


  • Reduce plaque
  • Dental Cavities
    • inhibit mutans streptococci in the mouth
  • Gum Disease
    • reduce gingivitis and peridontal disease

Organ Function/Health

  • Spleen
  • Liver
    • decrease risk of cirrhosis
    • reduce endotoxin levels among cirrhosis patients
  • Thymus

Immune/Autoimmune Illnesses

  • Allergies (general)
    • reduce atopic dermatitis in children
    • help prevent atopic eczema
    • reduce eczma
    • hypersensitivity (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypersensitivity)
  • Inflammation
    • inhibit severe systemic inflammatory response syndrome
  • HIV/AIDS
    • increase immune response in HIV/AIDS patients
    • decrease symptoms of HIV/AIDS

Immunity Enhancement

  • reduce postoperative infection
  • reduce burn infections (topical)
    • increase burn healing
  • Mucosa
  • inhibit viruses
    • increase production of virus specific antibodies
    • produce virus-specific antibodies
  • Vaccination enhancement
    • Polio Vaccination
  • improve immune system efficiency
    • increase immunity among the elderly

fight cancer

  • Cancer (general)
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
    • prevent colorectal tumor growth
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
    • inhibit malignant pleural effusions secondary to lung cancer
  • Stomach cancer
    • inhibit tumor growth of carcinomatous peritonitis/stomach cancer
  • reduce cervix tumors when used in combination with radiation therapy

fighting acute illnesses

  • Inhibit Tonsillitis
  • Colds and Influenza
    • reduce frequency
    • reduce length
  • Food Poisoning
  • Respiratory infections
    • reduce nasal cavity infections
    • reduce lower respiratory infections
  • Ear Infection
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Dysentery

chronic diseases & conditions

  • Lipids/High Cholesterol
    • reduce LDL-cholesterol in overweight subjects
  • reduce Blood Pressure
    • reduce systolic blood pressure
  • Stomach Ulcers
  • Keratoconjunctivitis
  • Kidney Stones
  • Reduce Asthma Symptoms
  • candida overgrowth
  • reduce mouth ulcers
  • reduce anemia
  • reduce risk of atherosclerosis

Improve women's health

  • reduce mastitis
  • Vaginosis/Vaginitis
    • help re-establish the pH of the vagina
  • inhibit vaginal candidiasis

improve digestive comfort (general)

  • Constipation
  • inhibit and reduce diarrhea
  • reduce vomiting
  • reduce flatulence
  • decrease nausea

improve digestive conditions

  • reduce symptoms of Crohn's disease
  • Reduce and inhibit colitis
    • reduce ulcerative colitis
  • Reduce and inhibit IBS
    • reduce bloating in IBS
    • reduce abdominal pain in IBS
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dyspepsia (chronic indigestion)
  • inhibit antibiotic-related diarrhea
  • stabilize intestinal barrier function (decreased permeability)
  • reduce flare-ups of chronic pouchitis

enhance nutrient absorption & production (general)

  • increase absorption of dairy
  • decrease/Remove Lactose Intolerance
  • increase calcium absorption
  • Improve glucose Metabolism
  • produce B vitamins
  • EFAs
  • Fiber Digestion
  • Iron Absorption
  • Phytonutrients
  • Protein assimilation
  • produce B vitamins and other nutrients

infant conditions

  • Colic
  • Premature Births
  • Low birth weights survival
  • Rotavirus infections
  • establish infant microflora
  • Normalize gut colonization similar to breast-fed infants and formula-fed infants
  • reducing necrotizing enterocolitis (tissue death in protions of the bowel, primarily happening in prematurely born infants)
  • increase growth in preterm infants
  • reduce lactose-intolerance symptoms
  • reduce death among very low birth weight infants

fighting problematic pathogens

  • clostridium spp.
  • bacteroides spp.
  • inhibit vancomycin-resistant enterococci (antibiotic-resistant)
  • redyce risk of strep throat caused by S. pyogenes
  • inhibit E. coli
  • inhibit salmonella spp.
  • inhibit Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Parasites & Fungi

  • stimulating immune system to fight fungi (via Th1 cell stimulation)
  • stimulating immune system to fight parasites (via Th1 cell stimulation)

general health benefits

  • increased detox rate
  • pH control
  • hormone balancing
  • mood & mental health
  • increase sleep quality and duration
  • increase general health perception
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Increase appetite
  • Producing Antibiotic Chemicals
  • Hormones
  • Mental State