probiotic


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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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Prebiotics delivered to the stomach create important metabolites that balance the pH of the gut, ward off the growth of unfriendly bacteria, and establish a huge path of food for the probiotic to grow and multiply.
The demand for probiotic drugs and dietary supplements is increasing rapidly, especially due to rising need for women and pediatric nutrition.
For example, among 119 children taking antibiotics for respiratory infections, those given the probiotic Lactobacillus GG had a 70 percent reduction in diarrheal symptoms, compared with those given a placebo.
It was also established that probiotics with multiple bacteria lowered blood pressure more than those with single bacteria.
The upshot of this research: The benefits associated with soluble dietary fiber and probiotic microorganisms could create healthy ice cream products for the market.
Given the marketing hype surrounding probiotic products, the question uppermost in our minds is : is it time to replace good old curd with fancy looking probiotic products?
Always check: There are many probiotic drinks, bars, and yogurt brands where sugar is the second ingredient on the label.
Editor's Note: While antibiotics destroy harmful as well as beneficial bacteria, probiotics consist of beneficial live microorganisms whose presence in the digestive tract can help prevent the overgrowth of unhealthy organisms.
Allen Walker, Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, led a panel of speakers in summarizing the role of probiotics in pediatric patients.
Probiotic bacteria are designed to do just that by restoring the proper balance of the microflora, optimizing intestinal function and generally promoting good health.
He has designed truly beneficial probiotic products that are extremely innovative in the natural foods space.
To raise awareness of the potential to develop new probiotic ice cream products, Danisco has created a complete probiotic demo kit designed to assist manufacturers with new product development in this growing category.