The human digestive tract harbors dense and diverse microbial communities. Any disturbance or imbalance in this microbial composition can lead to indigestion or diarrhea. This imbalance can be corrected by the administration of adequate quantity/quality of probiotics and prebiotics.
The United States Food and Drug Administration and World Health Organization defined probiotic as: “Probiotics are living organisms; Probiotics consumption improve health in the host’s body.”
Probiotic bacteria (like Lactobacillus) are microorganisms, which are beneficial for the human host. Probiotics need to have prebiotics to survive, which can replicate and return the intestinal flora to normal.
Prebiotics, on the other hand, are a food source for probiotics. A prebiotic is a complex carbohydrate, which selectively stimulates the growth of good (probiotic) bacteria in the body. Both probiotic and prebiotic supplements have been linked to healthy digestion, good immunity, and increased energy levels.
Lactol, an ideal combination of probiotics and prebiotics in a suitable ratio, benefits the host by improving digestion. This synbiotic preparation could be helpful in irritable bowel syndrome, traveller's diarrhea and indigestion associated with the use of antibiotics.
Probiotics have been found to be effective in the treatment of infectious diarrhea (bacterial and viral), as well as the prevention of diarrhea in those who take antibiotics. The main source probiotics in ancient time was in dairy products only, especially in yogurt.
For this reason, in the past when someone with a diarrhea problem the recommendation was for those to use yogurt to get rid of diarrhea, because probiotics are highly effective in improving the balance in the intestinal microbial population.
Probiotics are most common in the intestine. Any change in the number of these probiotics (the scientific term is dysbiosis), it causes a number of diseases, as it disrupts the immune system due to dysbiosis. Today, probiotic levels in dairy products are greatly reduced and have no significant effect on improving microorganisms in the intestine.
Irritable bowel syndrome
Some factors, especially the high use of antibiotics, or the development of chronic diseases, and even stress levels, may cause a microbial imbalance or dysbiosis. Dysbiosis leads to IBS, which is accompanied by symptoms such as intestinal pain, bloating, bad breath, diarrhea and frequent constipation.
Diarrhea caused by antibiotics
Probiotics generally affect treatment of diarrhea, whether infectious or caused by the use of antibiotics. The excessive use of antibiotics causes dysbiosis, or disorder in the intestinal flora, which may be resulting in diarrhea.
Consumption of probiotics with antibiotics prevents the development of dysbiosis; and therefore has a direct impact on the healing of digestive problems such as diarrhea.
Also, probiotics have a direct impact on the immune system, which greatly affect the incidence of recurrent infections. This means that lactol intake has a direct impact on the reduction of infections.
Probiotics are commonly used in the treatment of dysbiosis and can be effective in the improvement of symptoms associated with dysbiosis. These symptoms include
One or two tablets daily.
Lactol can be consumed lifelong and has no side effects. Lactol is effective in increasing immunity.
But for the treatment of diarrhea, please take only as advised by your Physician.
Probiotics are contraindicated in patients with low white blood cells, such as AIDS, or under chemotherapy or organ transplants