Settling in our gut are several hundred different bacterial species (our gut flora). They make sure that our indigestion processes run as smoothly as possible. Should we lack specific bacterial strains, should there be not enough of them, or should others be too numerous, the natural balance is upset, disturbing the gut flora. Evidence of this disorder are symptoms such as flatulence, diarrhoea, bloatedness, abdominal cramps, or other stomach pains.
Flatulence, diarrhoea, and other gut problems can be the result of an infection or come as a side-effect of drugs, e.g. antibiotics.
In search for causes, it is often only the symptoms which receive treatment. Yet it would be much more important to restore a healthy gut flora or improve the gut flora.
In the treatment of flatulence, constipation, stomach pains, and digestion issues (irritable bowel syndrome), in particular, lactic acid bacteria play a major role. Here, science has uncovered crucial indications regarding their use in the restoring and maintaining of a healthy gut flora to make digestion problems a thing of the past.