16. Reduces Symptoms from Chemotherapy and Radiation
Scientists at the University of Alberta, Canada, found that probiotic supplementation may reduce the gastrointestinal (GI) complications linked to chemotherapy. Since GI complications can compromise the efficacy of chemotherapy, probiotic supplementation may play a role in improving the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatments in people suffering from cancer. Additional research at St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, Canada, found that probiotics aided in the prevention of diarrhea caused by radiation therapy in the treatment of cancer.
17. Anti-Cancer Effects
Scientists at Harvard Medical School found that Lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria may induce tumour cell death in colon cancer cells. Published in Letters in Applied Microbiology, their research suggests a possible role for supplementation with L. acidophilus in the prevention or treatment of colon cancer.
18. Obesity and Overweight
Research in the journal Internal and Emergency Medicine indicated that probiotics may help balance the intestinal bacterial flora in humans, with promising preliminary results in the prevention and treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders.
19. Urinary Tract Infections and Other Infections
Research published in the British Journal of Nutrition indicates that urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, and other types of organ and tissue infections may be helped through probiotic supplementation.
20. Your Body is Made Up of Bacteria
This is probably the most surprising reason to love bacteria: over one trillion bacteria of more than four hundred different species reside in your intestines. Actually, there are more micro-organisms found in your digestive tract than there are cells in your body.