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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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

Giving good bacteria to stressed mothers prevents autism-like disorder in offspring

Giving good bacteria to stressed mothers prevents autism-like disorder in offspring

'Good' bacteria have a niche in our noses, study suggests

'Good' bacteria have a niche in our noses, study suggests

Research opens new horizons for studies on potentially health promoting foods

Research opens new horizons for studies on potentially health promoting foods

Novel tool helps translate complex communication between microbes and the body

Novel tool helps translate complex communication between microbes and the body

Researchers explore how probiotic Bifidobacteria could help celiac disease patients

Researchers explore how probiotic Bifidobacteria could help celiac disease patients

Review: The effect of probiotics in ameliorating altered CNS functions in neurological disorders

Review: The effect of probiotics in ameliorating altered CNS functions in neurological disorders

NUS food scientists make tasty probiotic drink from unsold bread

NUS food scientists make tasty probiotic drink from unsold bread

Drinking green tea may benefit people with food allergies

Drinking green tea may benefit people with food allergies

Presence of certain gut bacterium in mothers could protect babies from food allergies

Presence of certain gut bacterium in mothers could protect babies from food allergies

Bacteria may be involved in the development of type 2 diabetes, study shows

Bacteria may be involved in the development of type 2 diabetes, study shows

Gut bacteria can boost effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy, mice study suggests

Gut bacteria can boost effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy, mice study suggests