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   Posted 1/18/2007 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
This may be a dumb question but what are probiotics??

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   Posted 1/18/2007 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
not a dumb question....

A probiotic is an organism which contributes to the health and balance of the intestinal tract. A probiotic is also referred to as the "friendly", "beneficial", or "good" bacteria which when ingested acts to maintain a healthy intestinal tract and help fight illness and disease.


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   Posted 1/18/2007 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
You can get probiotics through yogurt or by taking supplements. They are extremely good for you - especially if you have IBS, IBD or yeast overgrowth.
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   Posted 1/19/2007 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
It can also be helpful when taking antibiotics.
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