Probiotics translates to mean: pro-life. Probiotics are beneficial organisms that naturally enhance the digestive system. Their primary function is to help digest and transform foods into energy. The use of prescription and non-prescription drugs, along with many other types of abuse, destroys the intestinal flora in your gut. This healthy flora is necessary to maintain good health and to have proper functioning digestion. Probiotics, such as acidophilus and bifidus, help restore the healthy flora and are essential to your well-being.