Probiotics are live microorganisms, bacteria and yeast that when consumed work to restore and improve the gut flora. Most common fermented foods contain or have had probiotics added to them and these include yogurt, miso, sourdough bread, some cheeses, sauerkraut, pickles and more.
You can also get specific natural dietary supplements and shots of probiotics as an alternative way to consume them. Probiotics are safe to take every day and are often recommended when your gut has been disrupted by a recent treatment or illness.
The good bacteria which make up the probiotics help the body in many ways, including fighting off bad bacteria and rejuvenating your gut biome. Probiotics can help to prevent diarrhoea when on antibiotics, help to relieve some symptoms of irritable bowels drome and it has also been reported that it can help eczema.