Pros And Cons Of Commercial Probiotics

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Introduction
Probiotic are small single celled living organisms either bacteria or yeast that are ingested to benefit health and help fight disease. A wide variety of different probiotics exists, but most are bacteria of the lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium enterococcus, or exherichin genera or are yeast of the genus saccharomyces (Willey et.al 2011). This practical will aid in determining where the commercial probiotics used by human contain live or viable cultures.

Methods and materials
A probiotic (tablet) was grinded to fine powder and an additional probiotic sachet was used. The antents in of the probiotic sachet, powdered tablet or capsule were used and added to 2x2 ml of milk in sterile Erlenmeyer flasks. A glass rod was used to stir
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The pros being: probiotics modify the microbial population of the harmful and harmless microbes, help with digestion and absorption of nutrients. They help in the growth and intestinal cells, improve gastrointestinal issues such as constipation, diarrhoea, and bloating. They can lower hypertension, prevent colon cancer, and they can also reduce periodontal diseases. The cons are: probiotics can cause a boat load of issues if they are not balanced in the system, issues like overgrowth of bacteria or yeast in the gut, which can cause bloating. They can contribute to the indications of rheumatoid arthritis and thrush (yeast infection). Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints which results in executing deformity and immobility especially in the wrists, feet, fingers and…show more content…
It is also known as the klebs –Laffer found in temperature zones but also found in other parts of the world. Diphtheria is an infection caused by this bacteria, is transmitted from one person to another usually through respinary droplet, like from coughing or sneezing.
CONCLUSION
Commercial probiotics contain viable cultures, they are essential to maintain and modify the structures and functions of the intestinal epithelium, and to fight pathogenic bacteria. Diary and fermented products mostly contain probiotics. Probiotics help in reducing some diseases while maintaining others. They are important to life.

References
Tortora, G.J., Funke, B.R. & Case C.L. 2014. Microbiology: An Introduction. 11th Ed. Pearson, England.
Lydard, P., Whelan, A. & Fanger, M. 2011. Immunology. 3rd ed. Garland Science. New York.
Willey JM, Sherwood LM and Woolverton CJ. Microbiology. 2011. 8th Ed. McGraw Hill Publishers, New York.

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