Probiotics are a variety of bacteria and yeasts that normally live in your body, and help your body be healthy, including stimulating your immune system, help your digestion, and even produce vitamins. The most common forms of probiotics are Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and yeasts such as Saccharomyces boulardii. Probiotics come in different forms, they can be foods such as yogurt or other fermented foods, or as dietary supplements.
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