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Probiotics can live cultures that can boost your health. Fermented dairy products like yogurt or milk drinks are popular forms of probiotics. Other fermented foods such as sauerkraut, pickled vegetables, and soy products have lactic acid bacteria, too. Supplements are also available in tablets, capsules, and powders. Several different strains of probiotics assist with various health ailments. However, it is essential to consume a significant amount of colony-forming units (CFU) per day to see the benefits. Discuss the recommended daily intake of probiotics with your doctor, but the dosage ranges from 1 billion to 100 billion CFU.

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1. Treat Diarrhea

Poor diet, medication, illness, and other health ailments can lead to an imbalance in your stomach. However, the live microorganisms found in the ‘good' bacteria of probiotics maintain the natural balance of your gut. If you suffer from diarrhea, you can appropriately adjust the negative balance of your gut bacteria with probiotics. A review of 35 studies determined that strains of probiotics can reduce the likelihood and duration of diarrhea in both children and adults. The cases included both infectious and travelers' diarrhea as well as people with symptoms of diarrhea due to antibiotics. The most common strains that help treat the intestinal problem is Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus casei.

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