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What Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a disease that causes chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. The symptoms of IBD include pain, fatigue, diarrhea, weight loss, and loss of appetite.

IBD is a chronic disease. It has periods of remission, followed by flare-ups, during which the symptoms get worse. IBD can be debilitating and sometimes leads to serious complications.

Vaginal infections can broadly be divided into two groups: bacterial infections (bacterial vaginosis) and yeast infections (for example, Candida albicans infection).

Bacteria and yeast are normal inhabitants of the vagina. The problem arises when pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria and yeast become overgrown and the balance of vaginal microflora is disrupted.

Diarrhea is a common condition, which is characterized by loose, watery stools with several (at least three) bowel movements per day.

Usually, diarrhea is not serious and is a symptom of infection or irritation in your digestive tract. There are several common causes of diarrhea:

What is IBS?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is chronic condition that affects the colon (large intestine). It causes gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, and/or constipation.

We don't know for certain what causes IBS. Some experts believe that a past gastrointestinal infection lead to oversensitivity of the colon and consequently IBS. Others look for hormonal and genetic causes.

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Day to Day Supplements

Day to day probiotic supplements are a valuable part of daily supplement regime. They are helpful for maintaining health; they support the immune system, and promote regular digestion. These supplements include:

Flora Udo’s Choice

Flora Udo’s Choice is a blend of 6 well known beneficial bacterial strains that come either from the Bifidobacteria or the Lactobacilli group.

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Things To Look For When Choosing Your Probiotics

Probiotic supplements can provide a range of health benefits. They can help you restore your intestinal flora after a course of antibiotics, they can ease diarrhea from an infection, they help improve the functioning of the immune system, alleviate symptoms of gastrointestinal disease, and more.

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Dosage

The usual dose for healthy adults is between 1 and 10 billion probiotics per day. This is the dose that is recommended for maintaining healthy gut microflora and preventing disease.

When you are taking probiotics for some specific reason, such as for example replenishing the ‘good bacteria’ in your intestines after a course of antibiotics, you might want to increase this dose until your symptoms improve.

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Probiotics can be found in many fermented foods. Most commonly known are dairy products, such as yogurt, soft cheeses, and kefir.

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Many types of organisms are described as probiotics. Most of them are bacteria, but some are also beneficial types of yeast.

When you are considering probiotics, you should be aware that they are classified by genus, species, and strain. For example, for the Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, the genus is Lactobacillus, the species is rhamnosus, and the strain is GG.

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What are Probiotics

For centuries, folk tradition suggested that fermented dairy product, containing live bacteria, can be beneficial for our health. Recent scientific research has proven this to be true and it is now clear that probiotics should be an integral part of a healthy diet. But what exactly are probiotics?