Improve the health of your intestinal flora
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are, according to the WHO definition, live microorganisms that, if administered in sufficient quantity, have beneficial effects on the health of the person who ingests them.
These microorganisms are naturally present in certain foods, especially fermented foods such as yogurt, and are known as probiotic foods. They can also be incorporated into the formulation of food supplements , being used as a supplement to help improve the state
The most common
types of probiotics
Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium
Among the microorganisms most used as probiotics, the bacterial genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium stand out, formed in turn by a multitude of different species (and strains), especially Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Bifidobacterium longum .
There are other species used, such as Saccharomyces boulardii yeast, widely known, or Kluyveromyces marxianus , which is currently gaining importance due to the great benefits it presents.
Our food supplements
How to take probiotics?
The most widespread format for taking this type of food supplement is the capsule, since it greatly facilitates the intake of the probiotic. In addition, these capsules can be opened by dispensing the content in a little water in the most complicated cases, such as people with difficulty swallowing or small children.
3 month period
The time for ingesting probiotics that we recommend from Bioithas is 3 months , since it is estimated that this period is when the change produced by the probiotic in the intestinal microbiota remains stable for a longer time.
no side effects
Side effects are rarely produced by the intake of probiotics, only in some cases a slight abdominal and intestinal discomfort can be perceived during the first days of taking it, due to the changes that the probiotic strains produce in the intestinal microbiota.