The intestinal flora is an important defence system of the body from potentially harmful microorganisms. It consists in billions of good bacteria, called 'Eubiotic', and bad bacteria, which are pathogens. These two groups of bacteria live in constant balance carrying out many useful functions for the health of our body.
When disturbances occur – such as digestive problems, slowed intestinal transit, stress, changes in nutritional habits, antibiotics – the normal balance of good and pathogens bacteria is altered, creating disorders.
This alteration can lead to bloating, diarrhoea, digestive problems up to a reduced immunity.
In such situations, the assumption of probiotics can contribute to the equilibrium of the normal bacterial flora, restoring intestinal balance.
Probiotics are indicated in case of alteration of the bacterial flora due to:
• Use of antibiotics
• Travellers’ diarrhoea
• Enteritis and diarrhoea from infectious agents
• Chronic Constipation
Bloating is often associated with a common problem: constipation.
To limit constipation it is essential to adopt a diet rich in fibre, to eat regularly, drink lots of water and follow a healthy lifestyle. It is known that those who practice sport have less constipation problems than those with a more sedentary lifestyle.