Probiotics and Prebiotics have been used to treat bowel problems (such as diarrhea, irritable bowel), eczema, vaginal east infections, lactose Intolerance,and urinary track infections.
Probiotics are live microorganisms which when consumed may confer a health benefi t to the host Certain species of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) and Bifi dobacteria spp. Many studies have shown that probiotics can stimulate the immune system, decrease serum cholesterol, alleviate lactose intolerance, decrease diarrheal incidence, control infections.
Prebiotics are employed to promote both beneficial bacteria which are already established in the colon as well as externally administered probiotic bacteria. Prebiotics are commercially extracted and concentrated from fruits and vegetables through the hydrolysis of polysaccharides from dietary fibers or starch, or through enzymatic generation. Prebiotics are mixtures of indigestible oligosaccharides, except for inulin which is a mixture of fructooligo- and polysaccharides.