How long should probiotics take to work? The three key rules for taking probiotics

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PROBIOTICS are extremely popular in the UK, with the nation sitting fifth worldwide in the total number of reviews for probiotic supplements... but does anyone actually know for sure how to use them properly?
The health benefits of probiotics explained

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Probiotics are good bacteria found in supplements or food products that can help to balance the gut bacteria. Restoring your gut bacteria can help your body work at its best or target the symptoms of a number of health conditions, from IBS to migraines. However, taking probiotics is a delicate art and you need to get it right to reap the benefits. Express.co.uk chatted to Hannah Braye, Nutritional Therapist from Leading Gut Health Brand, Bio-Kult (www.bio-kult.com) to find out everything YOU need to know about taking probiotics.

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts promoted as having various health benefits, and the most common way to take them is via a food supplement. The purpose is to restore the natural balance of bacteria in your gut (including your stomach and intestines) when it's been disrupted by a condition, unhealthy habits or taking things like antibiotics. According to the NHS, there's some evidence that probiotics may be helpful in some cases, such as helping prevent diarrhoea when taking antibiotics and helping to ease some symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Probiotics are perfectly safe to take and could be life-changing for some people, but it's important to know how to take them before you invest in pricey supplements. READ MORE- Back pain treatment: The five best yoga poses to relieve back pain

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