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How Do Probiotics Work?

Probiotics encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut.

The main role of probiotics is to maintain a healthy balance in your body. Good bacteria helps to support immune function and control inflammation.[1] Here are some of their possible mechanisms:[1]

  • Help your body maintain a healthy community of microorganisms;
  • Produce substances that have desirable health effects;
  • Enhance your body’s immune response;
  • Breakdown and absorb medications;
  • Create vitamins.

Eating a well-balanced diet rich in fibre helps keep the number of good bacteria at optimum levels.[2]

  1. (2019). ‘Probiotics: What you need to know’. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH). Available at: <>
  2. (2020). ‘Probiotics’. Clevelandclinic. 9 March. Available at: <>



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