Differences Between Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Probiotic Bacterium
What are the benefits of using topical probiotics?
The purpose of the explanation is to clear up any misconceptions that people might have about probiotics in acne treatment , differentiate between the bacterium, and answer questions about the probiotic bacterium.
For those of you confused about the whole probiotics in yogurt and in water and the ones you eat/drink and what not, here’s the deal: probiotics is bacteria, and just like human cells, bacteria have the ability to produce energy in an aerobic and anaerobic manner. What does that mean? There are certain bacteria that thrive in places where oxygen is available, hence the term aerobic, whereas there are bacteria that thrive through fermentation rather than cellular respiration. There are some probiotics that do not need oxygen to live, which are the ones found in the yogurt. Those probiotics will not do anything to your skin if applied as yogurt because they cannot survive in the presence of oxygen; they are anaerobes. However, there are certain bacteria, probiotics of course, that do need oxygen to survive, and those are the ones you want to put on your skin. The other forms will live inside your body where oxygen is not available, oxygen is not found inside the stomach, intestine, or any part of the alimentary canal. So to recap, if you want to treat acne with probiotics, do it with ones that live with oxygen and not with ones that you eat and live inside of you.
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