15 Amazing Health Benefits of Probiotics

 Help treat diarrhea

There are many different probiotic strains and many different types of diarrhea, so it is difficult to say unequivocally that all probiotics help treat diarrhea. However, there is some evidence to suggest that certain probiotics may be helpful in treating certain types of diarrhea. (5)

For example, one study found that the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG helped reduce the duration of watery diarrhea in children. Another study found that a combination of the probiotics Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium longum reduced the severity of antibiotic-associated diarrhea.

Improve non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

In recent years, the role of gut microbiota in various hepatopathies has been an area of intense focus. Probiotics, when ingested in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a growing public health problem worldwide. The development of NAFLD is associated with alterations in the composition and function of the gut microbiota. Probiotic supplementation has been shown to be effective in reducing liver fat accumulation and inflammation in animal models of NAFLD. The mechanisms by which probiotics improve NAFLD are not fully understood, but may involve modulation of the gut-liver axis.