Probiotic

Probiotics are live microorganisms thought to be healthy for the host organism. According to the currently adopted definition by FAO/WHO, probiotics are: "Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host".
What are Probiotics?

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are thought to be beneficial in preventing several health conditions. They are usually consumed as supplements or yoghurts and are also referred to as “good bacteria.”

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Researchers find microbiome-controlled anti-inflammatory subsets of astrocytes

Researchers find microbiome-controlled anti-inflammatory subsets of astrocytes

Study examines the role of gut microbes in anorexia

Study examines the role of gut microbes in anorexia

New probiotic coffee and tea drinks are packed with gut-friendly live probiotics

New probiotic coffee and tea drinks are packed with gut-friendly live probiotics

Scientists create first international consensus definition of fermented foods

Scientists create first international consensus definition of fermented foods

Few organisms in the gut microbiome found to play a key role in type 2 diabetes

Few organisms in the gut microbiome found to play a key role in type 2 diabetes

Researchers examine effectiveness of treating acute infectious diarrhea with probiotics

Researchers examine effectiveness of treating acute infectious diarrhea with probiotics

Study finds link between children's gut microbiomes and household chemicals

Study finds link between children's gut microbiomes and household chemicals

Researchers study link between gut microbiome and the brain in humans, rodents

Researchers study link between gut microbiome and the brain in humans, rodents

Study proves how nitrate reduces blood pressure and improves oral health

Study proves how nitrate reduces blood pressure and improves oral health

Study elucidates mechanisms behind protective farm effect on childhood asthma

Study elucidates mechanisms behind protective farm effect on childhood asthma

Specific genes of infant gut bacterium determine its symbiotic function in the infant's gut

Specific genes of infant gut bacterium determine its symbiotic function in the infant's gut

Intestinal microbiota offers new prospects for treating celiac disease

Intestinal microbiota offers new prospects for treating celiac disease

Gut bacteria may play a role in prostate cancer therapies

Gut bacteria may play a role in prostate cancer therapies

Study highlights need for scientific, pharmaceutical standards for developing live biotherapeutic products

Study highlights need for scientific, pharmaceutical standards for developing live biotherapeutic products

Probiotics may help manage obesity in younger population

Probiotics may help manage obesity in younger population

Innovative technique tracks human milk nutrients in infant gut microbiome

Innovative technique tracks human milk nutrients in infant gut microbiome

Health experts provide guidelines on scientific investigation of synbiotics

Health experts provide guidelines on scientific investigation of synbiotics

Leading international scientists advance a new definition of synbiotics

Leading international scientists advance a new definition of synbiotics

Scientists investigate the role of contractility and microbiota in chronic constipation

Scientists investigate the role of contractility and microbiota in chronic constipation

Developing new fluorescent metal sensors to peer into the gastrointestinal tract

Developing new fluorescent metal sensors to peer into the gastrointestinal tract