What Are Probiotics?

Probiotics are live bacteria and micro-organisms that can provide health benefits when consumed. They were first discovered in 1907 by the Russian scientist Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov who suggested that while some bacteria act as pathogens, most are harmless – and many offer health benefits. He believed that by consuming probiotics- specifically lactic-acid-producing bacteria found in yogurt – we may improve our health and longevity.

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