Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) found in the human gut where they exert a beneficial role. They are also called “friendly bacteria” or “good bacteria.” Probiotics are and foods. They can be used as complementary and alternative medicine. Some considerations: * People use. * There is scientific evidence that supports some applications of probiotics.

* The beneficial effects found from a species or strain of probiotics is not necessarily true for others, or even for different preparations of the same species or strain. * Always consult your health care provider about any practices you use. Give a complete picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care. Probiotics – a definition Experts have debated how to define probiotics.

A widely used definition developed by the World Health Organization and the Organization for Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, is that probiotics are “live microorganisms which, when given in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit of those who take them.” Probiotics is not the same as prebiotics – non-food ingredients digestible than selectively stimulate growth and / or activity of beneficial microorganisms in the individual. When mixing the probiotic and prebiotic form a Synbiotic. The and in some other ways as well. Examples of foods containing probiotics are fermented and unfermented milk, yogurt, miso, and some juices and soy beverages. In probiotic foods and supplements, the bacteria may have been present originally or have been added during preparation. Most probiotics are bacteria similar to those found naturally in the intestines of people, especially in breastfed children (who have a natural protection against many diseases). Most commonly, the bacteria come from two groups, Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium. Within each group, there are different species (eg, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidus), and within species, different strains (or varieties). Some common probiotics are yeast, which are different from bacteria. Some probiotic foods date back to ancient times, such as fermented foods and cultured milk products. Interest in probiotics in general has been growing, spending on probiotic supplements in the United States, for example, tripled between 1994 to 2003. With a great interest in health and alternative medicine. I believe that natural remedies and alternative therapies have their place in modern medicine. I am confident that an informed person is potentially a more happy and healthy.


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