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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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

Microbial diversity can improve treatment for cancer patients

Microbial diversity can improve treatment for cancer patients

Ecological framework predicts key factors that determine the efficacy of FMT

Ecological framework predicts key factors that determine the efficacy of FMT

Four simple criteria for a bacterial strain to be called probiotic

Four simple criteria for a bacterial strain to be called probiotic

Study shows how gut microbiota may contribute to type 2 diabetes

Study shows how gut microbiota may contribute to type 2 diabetes

Morinaga Milk’s probiotic B. breve A1 improves memory functions of older adults with MCI

Morinaga Milk’s probiotic B. breve A1 improves memory functions of older adults with MCI

Study: E. coli Nissle may also protect human cells against other pathogenic strains

Study: E. coli Nissle may also protect human cells against other pathogenic strains

Research shows probiotics can help combat anxiety and depression

Research shows probiotics can help combat anxiety and depression

Study finds overabundance of opportunistic pathogens in the guts of persons with Parkinson's

Study finds overabundance of opportunistic pathogens in the guts of persons with Parkinson's

Study: Probiotic derived from Chinese pickles can prevent cavities

Study: Probiotic derived from Chinese pickles can prevent cavities

Probiotics are not recommended for most digestive conditions

Probiotics are not recommended for most digestive conditions

Journal publication supports Synlogic’s first clinical immuno-oncology program, SYNB1891

Journal publication supports Synlogic’s first clinical immuno-oncology program, SYNB1891

Study summarizes new evidence on using probiotics for specific health conditions

Study summarizes new evidence on using probiotics for specific health conditions