What is a probiotic?
No. Omeprazole is a medicine that decreases the amount of acid your stomach produces for about 24 hours. It starts to work in about an hour, and is not meant to be used long-term without medical supervision for several reasons.
Probiotics are bacteria that are normally present in healthy digestive tract (mouth to anus), and help protect our immune system, help us keep unhealthy toxins and bad bacteria and yeast out of the bloodstream, and help digest our food. These can become decreased in number (\'out of balance") after being sick with diarrhea, getting food poisoning, taking antibiotics, etc. You can help them return to normal more quickly by eating foods that contain these live good bacteria or their cousins. They can be found in fermented foods like Kim Chi (Kim Chee), miso, and in yogurt, Kefir, and other cultured milk products like Activia...or by buying them in capsules. Cheap flavored yogurt may not have much if any live bacteria....Look for "live cultures" and words like "acidophilus", "bifidus", etc. on the label.They can help with prevention and treatment of vaginal and intestinal yeast infections, thrush, colitis, etc. by restoring the balance.
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