“Probiotic” is the collective term in naturopathic medicine which describes the living micro-organisms that are naturally present in the human intestine. The term colloquially refers to micro-organisms found in various supplements and food sources, which, in appropriate numbers, are known to promote health and wellness when correctly balanced.
Probiotics are the “good” bacteria that live in the intestines. They perform essential enzymatic processes at the cellular level, achieving a balance with other microflora in an ideal environment. These micro-organisms, when correctly balanced, can support the immune system, aid digestion, strengthen the skin and hair, and are believed to support more serious health problems as well, such as diabetes, for example.