In the human body contains huge numbers of bacteria — both beneficial and hazardous to health. Most of them are placed directly in the intestine. Beneficial bacteria help digest eaten food, neutralize harmful substances, eliminate toxins, prevent the occurrence of allergic reactions, stimulate synthesis of interferon, vitamins b and K, protein and amino acids, help absorb iron, calcium and vitamin D.
Under normal conditions, in relatively a healthy body is dangerous for health bacteria coexist peacefully with useful. However, this parity can not keep always. Due to various diseases, resulting in adverse effects on the body radiation, electromagnetic radiation from electronic devices, polluted air, contaminated water and food or taking antibiotics (antibiotics) the balance of the intestinal flora is disturbed, resulting in pathogenic bacteria begin to actively proliferate, causing the emergence of dysbiosis, diarrhea, persistent constipation, flatulence, gastritis, ulcers and other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
Not less affected and the immune system is almost completely dependent on the intestinal microflora. As a result, more and more cases of allergic diseases, pneumonia, influenza, pharyngitis, sinusitis and other respiratory viral infections.
The only way out of this situation is the administration of probiotics – preparations, which include a large number of beneficial microorganisms.
Probiotics called drugs and foods containing healthy bacteria. The microorganisms contained in the probiotic, can be divided into 5 groups: aerobes, anaerobes, bifidobacteria, lactobacilli and yeast.
Drugs probiotics can be presented in dry form (powders, tablets, capsules) or in liquid form. Dry probiotics that are in an inactive state, for releasing the bacteria from a state of suspended animation you need 2 to 4 hours. It is during this period after ingestion of the drug begins to exert a useful effect. The liquid probiotic consisting of bacteria, nutrient medium and metabolic products of bacteria metabolites, begin to act immediately.
In addition to powders, capsules and liquids, probiotics may be issued in the form of various dairy products, juices, granola bars, and chocolate bars.
Do not confuse probiotics with prebiotics. Prebiotics are carbohydrates that serve as "food" for beneficial bacteria in and of themselves therapeutic action do not render. A lot of them in bananas, chicory, tomatoes, garlic, onion and asparagus.
the administration of probiotics
The main rule of taking probiotics – you have to take the course, and not from case to case. The duration of admission ranged from 2 weeks to two months, then you should take a break for a duration of 1 month, then repeat the treatment. Tangible improvements in health will not come instantly – the first signs of stabilization appears only after the expiration of 10 days after the beginning of reception.
When to take probiotics? They are usually taken on an empty stomach, before eating, however, allowed the option of eating within the hour after eating. In each case it is necessary to be guided by the instructions printed on the package with the food product or provided as a separate sheet inside the box with the drug.
The contraindications of probiotics are usually associated with individual intolerance of the body. With caution you should take them to small children and pregnant women. Extreme caution must be observed to persons with oncological lesions of the lymphatic and circulatory system and people with AIDS or HIV.
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