Probiotics

For teens

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially good for your digestive system. Your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called "good" bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.

How do probiotics work?

Researchers are trying to figure out exactly how probiotics work. These are some of the ways they may keep you healthy:


  • When you lose good bacteria in your body (like after you take antibiotics,) probiotics can help replace them.
  • They can help balance your "good" and "bad" bacteria to keep your body working like it should.

Why are they important for our bodies?

Probiotics are important for our bodies because they help move food through you gut and help keep you healthy.

Why are they important for teens growing and going through puberty? 

Probiotics are important for teens growing and going through puberty because they help keep you healthy.

What are some things you can do to get more probiotics in your body? 

One way to get more probiotics in your body is by eating lots of yogurt.