A human’s digestive tract teems with trillions of bacteria. There are more bacteria in your intestines than cells in your body. But not all of the bacteria in your body are good for you. Research suggests that having too many of the bad and not enough of the good bacteria — caused, in part, by an unhealthy diet — can wreak havoc on your body’s systems. Probiotics are good bacteria that could help promote a healthy gut and a strong immune system.
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Joseph Murray, a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, will help explain probiotics and how they work.
To listen, click the link below.