Balancing Skin's Microflora with Probiotics

Oct 1, 2007 | Contact Author | By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
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Title: Balancing Skin's Microflora with Probiotics
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In the food and nutrition world, a probiotic is an ingredient that, when ingested, helps aid various ailments. The World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations describe probiotics as, “Live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” Probiotics benefit the body as nutritional supplements because they help it produce its own natural or gut flora.

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