Our microbiome is a bit like a lawn. To help keep the ‘lawn’ healthy we need to nurture and nourish it. Feeding it with ‘seeds’, which can be likened to good bacteria, also helps ensure the lawn is lush, with less room for ‘weeds’ which can be likened to bad bacteria.
Probiotics adhere to the intestinal walls, competing with ‘bad bacteria’ and help control unhealthy growth. Particular probiotic strains may also have a benefit for a specific condition or symptom.