Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of these as germs that cause diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called "good" or "helpful" bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.
Many people use probiotics to prevent diarrhea, gas, and cramping caused by antibiotics. Antibiotics kill "good" (beneficial) bacteria along with the bacteria that cause illness. A decrease in beneficial bacteria may lead to digestive problems. Taking probiotics may help replace the lost beneficial bacteria.
Why take probiotics ?
This is where probiotics come in. Probiotics are live microorganisms that may be able to help prevent and treat some illnesses. Promoting a healthy digestive tract and a healthy immune system are their most widely studied benefits at this time. These are also commonly known as friendly, good, or healthy bacteria.
The probiotics with long term benefit takes longer to withstand the difficult conditions within the host body and colonize the gut, colon or the small intestine. The process may take days to months with the least reported being 2-3 weeks
Colon cleansing, such as colonics and enemas, change your gut flora. They not only eliminate waste from your body and release bad bacteria, but also clean the good bacteria from your body. Your body needs these good bugs to maintain healthy balance. Thus it is very important to replenish your gut flora with healthy bacteria when colon cleansing.
Speak to you hydrotherapist on the types of probiotics that are currently available.