Disadvantages Of Probiotics

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The phrase “probiotic” originates from a Greek word meaning “for life”. It is basically the live microorganisms which when taken in appropriate amounts gives a beneficial health effect to the host (mostly human beings). The probiotics have been widely used in dairy products, however, their application in the non-dairy foods is yet to be recognized. As per the statements given by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), there is enough scientific substantiation to signify that some specific microbial strains are safe for human use and the probiotics provide health benefits. Characteristics of probiotics The specific strains are selected based on the different characteristics they possess. The behavior of probiotics are studied so as to finally conclude their ability to survive the upper digestive tract and to inhabit in the lumen and colon for an undetermined period of time. Probiotics have proved to be harmless and free of toxins since no incidents have been reported of problems after the consumption of probiotics. In fact, some probiotics can even produce antimicrobial substances like bacteriocins. Therefore, it is necessary to know the characteristic profile. Other potential health benefits of probiotics include , improving the quality of migrating motor complexes, increasing the rate of mitosis in enterocytes and reducing intestinal transmit time. Types of Probiotics Although, many types of bacteria

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