An upset intestine may lead to the onset of many conditions and diseases: diarrhoea, gastroenteritis, intestinal infections, colic; weakening of the immune system, respiratory tract infections, influenza; atopic dermatitis; food intolerances. The wellbeing of the intestine depends upon maintaining healthy bacterial flora, always balanced. This occurs when the harmful bacteria do not outnumber the “helpful” ones.
The balance of intestinal bacterial flora can be compromised following a course of antibiotics or because of mental or physical, dietary or environmental stress. In such cases, it may help to supplement the number and quality of microorganisms in the intestine, thus rebalancing its bacterial flora. Regularly taking supplements, accompanied by a balanced diet, regular exercise and an active lifestyle, can help the body to maintain balance of the intestinal flora.