Probiotics have become one of the world's most popular functional ingredients in the food market, surpassing omega-3 consumption by more than three times. Probiotics are added to regular yoghourt as well as fruit beverages, baby milk preparation, etc. and are purported to bring health benefits to the consumer, although precisely what benefits, are unclear.
However, probiotic products promotion is often associated with intestinal health and immunity benefits, as well as with antibiotic therapy. The unfortunate increase of hospital-acquired infections , such as C. difficile and MRSA, has necessitated the development high doses of antibiotics and has sparked a new interest in the prevention and treatment benefit associated to probiotics. Beyond consumer trends aimed at making a profit, the following scientific articles related to probiotics may be of help to the public.
Clinical study conducted wiht Bio-K + - American Journal of gastroentérology, July 2010
Jarret Morrow, M.D.: Dr. Jarret Morrow received his Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science with Specialization in Pharmacology with Distinction--both from the University of Alberta «Understanging probiotics»
Your attention! Don’t forget that no product, medical drug or food supplement, has ever brought miracle! Pay special attention to the product ingredients and the product origin. The word «natural» is not equivalent to «healthy».
Before buying any of these products, it is highly recommended to get professional advice.
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