Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of these as germs that cause diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.
When you lose “good” bacteria in your body, for example after you take antibiotics and especially in the case of SCI who may be on a daily low dose of antibiotic to maintain bladder integrity, probiotics can help replace them.
They can help balance your “good” and “bad” bacteria to keep your body working the way it should.