Probiotics Protect You from Gut Parasites
September 10, 2009
The gut health boosting effects of probiotics may also extend to preventing and eradicating parasitic infections.
Scientists studying Toxoplasma gondii, the parasite responsible for toxoplasmosis, found that bacteria present in the human gut help stimulate the body's defense mechanisms.
Probiotics may occupy space in the intestine and thus reduce or prevent potentially pathogenic bacteria attaching to the intestinal wall.