The Health Benefits of Probiotics

Ongoing research and clinical studies continue to identify many benefits of a daily regimen of probiotics. Dr. Hoberman spoke about these topics at the 2013 meeting of the San Antonio Functional Medicine Group. Click to view the video below to learn some of the Clinical Benefits of Probiotics, including the benefits for children. Some of the benefits of probiotics in the video include:

  • Reducing the effects of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Lessening the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD)
  • Reducing the incidence of gas, bloating and abdominal distension
  • Protection against traveler’s diarrhea
  • Assistance with preventing bacterial infections such as Clostridium difficile (C Diff)
  • Decreasing cholesterol absorption
  • Improving overall immunity (70% of immune system located in GI tract)
  • Increasing absorption and efficacy of essential vitamins and minerals
  • Decreasing potential carcinogens which lead to colon cancer
  • Lessening the intestinal inflammation in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease which includes Ulcerative Colitis
  • Preventing harmful bacteria from colonizing the intestines and causing inflammation
  • Lessening the risk of diarrhea and diaper rash in infants and toddlers
  • Lessening the harmful effects of OTC heartburn drugs
  • Lessening the incidence of infantile allergies
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