We have experienced an abundance of antibiotic abuse, antibiotic soaps, wipes, and even anti-microbial fabrics. We all agree that certain bacteria can harm us. But we also need friendly bacteria called probiotics. Some of the health benefits of probiotics include enhanced recovery from fatigue, improved immune function and the maintenance of a healthy gut. All of this can improve our general well being, which could in theory improve your performance at work and exercise routines.
There is a difference in the quality of probiotics you take, what you take it with and how much actual activity it contains is critically important. In addition, the health effects are very strain-specific, so while your breakfast yogurt might contain friendly bacteria, whether it gives you any actual benefits is another question.
I personally take the UltraFlora DF (dairy free) probiotic from Metagenics. I do feel that it helps protect my immune system from all of the people I come in contact with. Order at www.DrJeffreyTucker.meta-ehealth.com