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probiotic

1. a harmless bacterium that helps to protect the body from harmful bacteria
2. a substance that encourages the growth of natural healthy bacteria in the gut
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Product review: probiotics for adults, children and pets [Web page].
Probiotic inoculated fruit ice creams were firmer than vanilla ice creams, due to the lower fat and higher sugar levels influencing the hardening process and storage.
Probiotics have also been found to reduce the incidence of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea in nursing homes, and the incidence and/or severity of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bloating, abdominal pain and flatulence in some people.
The use of probiotics for the treatment of diarrhea and infantile necrotizing enterocolitis has the best overall evidence.
GanedenBC30 is superior to other probiotics not only in terms of its survivability before it is consumed, but also in that it can survive and thrive where it can do the most good once in the body", commented Ganeden CEO, Andy Lefkowitz.
Because some lactobacilli occur naturally in dairy products, scientists have used those foods as the main vehicle for introducing probiotics into the human body.
Research suggests that adding probiotics to the diet can help optimize the functioning of the intestinal lining as well as the immune system.
It has been suggested that probiotics may have a positive effect on dental caries, periodontal disease (gingivitis and periodontitis), oral yeast infections and halitosis.
Naturally, to achieve their beneficial objective, probiotics must be non-toxic to the human body.
Key to the product's effectiveness," Otway says, "is the fact that our company founder, Dave Tabaczynski, is a microbiologist with a deep understanding of probiotics.
The emphasis on probiotics is in line with consumer health concerns.
NestlE[umlaut] Research stabilizes Probiotics to allow application of the beneficial ingredients in a wider choice of food products