Probiotic comes from the Greek word pro, meaning “promoting” and biotic, meaning “life.”Probiotics is live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria are the most common types of microbes used as probiotics, but certain yeasts and bacilli may also be used. Probiotics are commonly consumed as part of fermented foods with specially added active live cultures, such as in yogurt, soy yogurt, or as dietary supplements.
Origin: They are naturally found in the digestive, urinary, and genital systems
Source: Foods that are fermented, like yogurt, curd, buttermilk
Benefits: Lactobacillus helps in treating and preventing yeast infections, urinary tract infection, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, treating lactose intolerance, skin disorders (fever blisters, eczema, acne, and cancer sores), and prevention of respiratory infections, reduce abdominal pain, increases immune response and reduces overgrowth of pathogens in digestive tract.