probiotic flora


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Noun1.probiotic flora - a beneficial bacterium found in the intestinal tract of healthy mammals; often considered to be a plant
bacteria, bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
acidophilus, Lactobacillus acidophilus - a bacterium that is used to make yogurt and to supplement probiotics
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However, studies have shown that restoring healthy probiotic flora significantly protects the vagina from yeast infections and dreaded chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs), which plague tens of millions of women every year.
The prebiotics enrich the probiotic flora in the large intestine, which help the immune system.
These compounds reach the large intestine undigested and act as prebiotics, i.e they help develop probiotic flora that competes with pathogenic bacterial flora, making it disappear.