Probiotics concept“Probiotics are living microorganisms which upon ingestion insufficient numbers, exert health benefits beyond basicnutrition.”Intensive research area in the world……..
LactobacilliBifidobacteriumSaccharomyces boulardiiBacillus coagulansWhat types of organisms are used in probiotics ?
Grow in the presence of bile in the gut.Acid resistance.Adherence to host epithelial tissue.In vitro antagonism of pathogenic micro-organisms orthose suspected of promoting inflammation.Non-pathogenic. Be of human origin.Remain viable throughout the shelf-life of the product.Selection criteria for inclusion into probiotics
Managing Lactose Intolerance.Cholesterol Lowering.Lowering Blood Pressure.Improving Immune Function and Preventing Infections.Reducing Inflammation.Improving Mineral Absorption.Prevents Harmful Bacterial GrowthUnder Stress.Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Colitis.Medical conditions which probiotics have been demonstratedto alleviate
Improvements for survival of probioticsMicroencapsulation : Entrapment of micro-organisms with artificial/ biological membranes/supports/ coveringsPrebiotics : Addition of prebiotics such as inulin, fructo-oligosacchrides etc.Other food supplements : Addition of other food additives such as fibres, vitamins etc.Heat from pelleting and long storage of products may render the nonviability of the product. For improving the survival of probiotic culturesfollowing practices has been applied….