Probiotic is normally used as one of the ingredients of some herbal colon cleanse products. Do you know exactly what probiotic is? Probiotic is being defined by the world health organization as live microorganisms when used in the correct amount; it has a definite benefit to the host. In order words, when probiotic is being taken in adequate amount, it is beneficial to your body. This may sound like a recent phenomenon, or recent theory started only in the nineties. However, it is actually a concept promoted by a Russian scientist in 1907. He articulated the fact that in order to maintain a healthy large intestine, it is essential to have a healthy count of these good bacteria.
There are many benefits of probiotics. It has been successfully shown that probiotic improve lactose intolerance. This explains why people that suffer from intestinal infection can tolerate yogurt which has some form of probiotics.
Also, probiotics promote the growth of good bacteria in large intestine and colon. Throughout many studies in United States, it has proven that by taking probiotics, obese patients manage to lose weight. Apparently, the bacteria in the intestine help to absorb some of the calories. If you want to lose some weight, you can try taking a daily probiotic supplement. However, please do not try to load up on probiotic and think that you do not need to do any exercise or you can continue to eat junk food, saturated fat, processed food, high sugar content food, to maintain an balanced diet is still required .