A Consumer's Guide to Probiotics

The Complete Source Book

Author: S. K. Dash

Publisher: Freedom PressInc

ISBN: 9781893910331

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

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Many doctors now say that a quality probiotic supplement is as important to your health as a multi-vitiamin. Probiotics (beneficial bacteria) maintain the intestinal microflora balance, inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, promote good digestion, boost immune function, help us maintain healthy cholesterol levels and increase resistance to infection.

Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics

Bioactive Foods in Health Promotion

Author: Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128023716

Category: Medical

Page: 938

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Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics: Bioactive Foods in Health Promotion reviews and presents new hypotheses and conclusions on the effects of different bioactive components of probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics to prevent disease and improve the health of various populations. Experts define and support the actions of bacteria; bacteria modified bioflavonoids and prebiotic fibrous materials and vegetable compounds. A major emphasis is placed on the health-promoting activities and bioactive components of probiotic bacteria. Offers a novel focus on synbiotics, carefully designed prebiotics probiotics combinations to help design functional food and nutraceutical products Discusses how prebiotics and probiotics are complementary and can be incorporated into food products and used as alternative medicines Defines the variety of applications of probiotics in health and disease resistance and provides key insights into how gut flora are modified by specific food materials Includes valuable information on how prebiotics are important sources of micro-and macronutrients that modify body functions

Probiotics

Nature's Internal Healers

Author: Natasha Trenev

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780895298478

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 250

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Introduces probiotics, the friendly bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract, and explains their importance in achieving and maintaining good health

Probiotics and Prebiotics in Food, Nutrition and Health

Author: Semih Otles

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466586230

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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Presenting the work of international experts who discuss all aspects of probiotics and prebiotics, this volume reviews current scientific understanding and research being conducted in this area. The book examines the sources and production of probiotics and prebiotics. It explores their use in gastrointestinal disorders, infections, cancer prevention, allergies, asthma, and other disorders. It also discusses the use of these supplements in infant, elderly, and animal nutrition, and reviews regulations and safety issues.

Probiotics and Prebiotics in Animal Health and Food Safety

Author: Diana Di Gioia,Bruno Biavati

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319719505

Category: Medical

Page: 273

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This book discusses the role of probiotics and prebiotics in maintaining the health status of a broad range of animal groups used for food production. It also highlights the use of beneficial microorganisms as protective agents in animal derived foods. The book provides essential information on the characterization and definition of probiotics on the basis of recently released guidelines and reflecting the latest trends in bacterial taxonomy. Last but not least, it discusses the concept of “dead” probiotics and their benefits to animal health in detail. The book will benefit all professors, students, researchers and practitioners in academia and industry whose work involves biotechnology, veterinary sciences or food production.

Probiotics 2

Applications and practical aspects

Author: R. Fuller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401158606

Category: Science

Page: 212

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R. Fuller 1.1 DEVELOPMENT OF COMMERCIAL PREPARATIONS The history of the probiotic effect has been well documented many times previously (see e.g. Bibel, 1982; Fuller, 1992). The consumption of fermented milks dates from pre-biblical times but the probiotic concept was born at the end of the last century with the work of Metchnikoff at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. In the century that has elapsed since Metchnikoff's work, the probiotic concept has been accepted by scientists and consumers throughout the world. Attempts to refine the practice from the use of traditional soured milks to preparations containing specific micro organisms have occupied the thoughts and endeavours of scientists in many different countries. But, in spite of the large amount of effort expended in attempting to explain and define the effect, it has to be admitted that little is known of the way in which probiotics operate. There are likely to be several different mechanisms because it seems highly improbable that a mode of action that explains resistance to microbial infection will also hold true for improved milk production or alleviation of lactose malabsorption.

Probiotics

The scientific basis

Author: Ray Fuller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401123640

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 398

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In recent years the gastrointestinal microflora has featured strongly in scientific, veterinary and medical research. As a result it has become obvious that the gut microflora is an essential component of the healthy animal. Not only is it involved in digestion of food, it is essential for the optimal resistance to disease. The first part of this book records the research that has been done on the factors affecting colonization of the gut and the effect that the flora has on the host animal. The second part discusses the way in which this basic knowledge affects the choice of organism being used as a probiotic. The evidence for the involvement of the gut microflora in the health and well-being of the animal is incontrovertible, but the development of probiotics has been largely empirical, failing to capitalize on the relevant research data. The bringing together of the basic information on gut microecology and the development of probiotic preparations is long overdue. It is hoped that this exercise will result in a more scientific approach to probiotic development and the emergence of new and improved preparations for animals and man. The authors involved are all experts in their field and I am greatly indebted to them for their contributions to the book. R. Fuller Abbreviations used for - generIc names Aspergillus A.B. Bacillus Bact. Bacteroides Bifidobacterium Bif. C. Clostridium Cam. Campylobacter Can. Candida Cor. Corynebacteri urn E. Escherichia Enterobacter Eb. Ent. Enterococcus Fusobacterium F. Fib. Fibrobacter K. Klebsiella 1.

Probiotics

Author: Earl Mindell

Publisher: Basic Health Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 9781591201144

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 92

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User's Guide/probiotics is a Basic Health Books publication.

Handbook of Probiotics and Prebiotics

Author: Yuan Kun Lee,Seppo Salminen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470432617

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 616

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Since the publication of the first edition in 1999, the science of probiotics and prebiotics has matured greatly and garnered more interest. The first handbook on the market, Handbook of Probiotics and Prebiotics: Second Edition updates the data in its predecessor, and it also includes material topics not previously discussed in the first edition, including methods protocols, cell line and animal models, and coverage of prebiotics. The editors supplement their expertise by bringing in international experts to contribute chapters. This second edition brings together the information needed for the successful development of a pro- or prebiotic product from laboratory to market.

Probiotics For Dummies

Author: Shekhar Challa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118239814

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 216

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Discover the pros of probiotics Probiotics are beneficial, live microorganisms (in most cases,bacteria) that are similar to those found naturally in the humanintestine. Also known as "friendly" or "good" bacteria, probioticsare the cornerstone of any successful health program because theyrestore a healthy balance between friendly and bad bacteria in theintestinal tract, a balance that is critical for the health of theentire body. Probiotics are associated with treating everythingfrom IBS to certain forms of cancer, allergies, eczema, and eventhe effects of aging. Probiotics For Dummies reveals how taking the rightprobiotics—in the form of food and supplements— as partof a total health program benefits one's overall health, as well asimproving specific conditions. This hands-on, essential guidefeatures 20 probiotic recipes and gives you a step-by-step plan forinfusing probiotics into your diet to improve the health of the GItract, alleviate allergies and asthma, restore reproductive andurinary tracts, bolster the immune system against disease, enhanceweight loss, and more. Advice on how to ingest the right probiotics 20 probiotic recipes from breakfast to dessert Information on naturally occurring probiotic compounds as wellas the effectiveness of supplements Probiotics For Dummies gives you everything you need tomake informed decisions about adding probiotics to your dailydiet.

Probiotics in Pediatric Medicine

Author: Sonia Michail,Philip M. Sherman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781603272896

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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Probiotics in Pediatric Medicine provides clinicians a tool to understand the current evidence for the role of probiotics in various pediatric disorders related to the gastrointestinal as well as the extra-intestinal tract. This book provides evidence-based up-to-date information from world experts in their fields to help clinicians make decisions regarding the use of probiotics. A list of resources, web sites, and references relevant to probiotics can be found in the appendix. Currently, the market for probiotics continues to rely heavily on health claims made by manufacturers and retailers. Clinicians have the sole responsibility to understand the various strains and preparations commercially available and to advise patients accordingly. Probiotics in Pediatric Medicine is an indispensable tool and a critical resource for health professionals that will aid in enhancing their ability to make the appropriate decisions regarding the use of probiotics.

Probiotics and Prebiotics

Scientific Aspects

Author: Gerald W. Tannock

Publisher: Horizon Scientific Press

ISBN: 1904455018

Category: Medical

Page: 230

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Probiotics are products aimed at delivering living bacterial cells to the gut ecosystem of humans and other animals, whereas prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates delivered in food to the large bowel to provide fermentable substrates for selected bacteria. Food scientists and nutritionists have accepted, relatively uncritically, the concepts underlying the use of probiotics and prebiotics in the promotion of health. Microbiologists and medical practitioners have viewed these products more skeptically. Much more scientific and medical validation of probiotic/prebiotic use is required. This will entail the use of sophisticated analytical methodologies. Knowledge of the gut microbiota has increased dramatically during the past decade thanks largely to the results obtained from the application of nucleic acid-based methodologies. Because of the availability of improved technologies, detailed studies of the two principal kinds of probiotic/prebiotic bacteria, members of the genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium , can be made. While well-established scientists continue to make important contributions to probiotic/prebiotic research, it is notable that younger scholars are playing a vital role in developing scientific concepts related to the field. Several of these emerging leaders have contributed chapters to this book that therefore represents a state-of-the-art compendium of fundamental science related to early 21st century probiotic/prebiotic research.

Lactobacillus Molecular Biology

From Genomics to Probiotics

Author: Åsa Ljungh,Torkel Wadström

Publisher: Horizon Scientific Press

ISBN: 1904455417

Category: Science

Page: 205

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This work focuses on research on the molecular biology and genomics of lactobacillus. Written by an international team of scientists the volume is an essential reference for all dairy technologists, microbiologists and biotechnologists in the academic and industrial sectors.

Probiotics

Biology, Genetics and Health Aspects

Author: Min-Tze Liong

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642208386

Category: Science

Page: 330

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Probiotic microorganisms have a long history of use, and their health benefits for hosts are well documented. This Microbiology Monographs volume provides an overview of the current knowledge and applications of probiotics. Reviews cover the biology and probiotic potential of the thoroughly studied prokaryotic genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, several eukaryotic microorganisms, probiotic strain characterization, and the analytical methods (such as FISH, microarray, and high throughput sequencing) required for their study. Further chapters describe the positive effects of probiotics on malabsorption disorders such as diarrhea and lactose intolerance, and document the clinical evidence of benefits in treating allergies and lung emphysema, and in dermatological applications. Also addresses are topics such as genetically engineered strains, new carriers for probiotics, protection techniques, challenges of health claims, safety aspects, and future market trends.

Probiotics and Health Claims

Author: Wolfgang Kneifel,Seppo Salminen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444329407

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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This book examines the international picture regarding probiotic food applications, placing a particular emphasis on the legal context and assessment procedures of probiotic health claims in the major markets for these products. Health claim legislation is described and the ways in which manufacturers can ensure compliance are discussed. The book also covers the use of meta-analysis to assess available data, and case examples from various regulatory cultures and traditions are included. It will be of interest to food industry scientists, executives and R&D personnel; international regulatory advisers and administrators; researchers, educators and students on food science courses. Key Features: Focuses on health claim legislation for this commercially important food sector Includes chapters on the current situation in all the major world markets including Europe, the USA, Japan, India and China Covers food, feed and pharmaceutical applications of probiotics

Probiotics

Immunobiotics and Immunogenics

Author: Haruki Kitazawa,Julio Villena,Susana Alvarez

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482206854

Category: Medical

Page: 412

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Written by international experts, this book reviews recent, cutting-edge research on the use of immunoregulatory probiotics (immunobiotics) and their bioactive compounds (immunogenics) to prevent disease and improve health. Each chapter provides critical insight, reviews current research, discusses future perspective, and stimulates discussion. The book also dicsusses novel applications of immunobiotics, such as their use in respiratory infections and regulation of the interaction between inflammation and coagulation, as well as their effect on hematopoiesis.