Absolutely! Close to 80% of our immune system resides in the digestive tract. It is essential to maintain a healthy presence of good bacteria and supplementation of probiotics is vital to this success and balance.
The imbalance of intestinal microbiota has been linked as an emerging factor of chronic inflammation and oxidative stress leading CKD associated inflammation into cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in CKD patients. Intervention aiming to restore and maintain proper levels of good bacteria (probiotics) is extremely important.
Probiotics can also help to prevent insulin resistance in people who suffer from diabetes. They are known to stabilize the levels of blood glucose and strengthen the immune system.