I don’t know a lot about the subject, and have not taken probiotics. The idea is that with our changed diets, we accumulate “bad” bacteria in out guts, which makes us absorb more calories, want to eat more, become pre-diabetic, and cause inflammation. Probiotics supposedly repopulate the gut with “good” bacteria, which undo these processes. One way or another, our bowels are filled with bacteria – this is the natural state.
Some studies suggest that weight loss itself produces a beneficial change in gut bacteria. As a “TMI” aside, my high-plant-based (but not vegetarian) diet has me “siitng down” 3-4/day. Regularity is a blessing!
Want to read more about this? Click to read an article in the LA Times.