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 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

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.

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 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

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

Immunobiotics and Immunogenics

Author: Haruki Kitazawa,Julio Villena,Susana Alvarez

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482206846

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.

Probiotics and Prebiotics

Where are We Going?

Author: Gerald W. Tannock

Publisher: Horizon Scientific Press

ISBN: 9780954246419

Category: Medical

Page: 333

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Microbiologists, food scientists, and other researchers from throughout the developed world and Ireland summarize the current understanding of probiotics, prebiotics, and the gut microflora, emphasizing possible applications to specific human health problems. Among the topics are fluorescence in sit

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.

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.

Bioactive Foods in Promoting Health

Probiotics and Prebiotics

Author: Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080958540

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 638

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Bioactive Foods in Health Promotion: Probiotics and Prebiotics brings together experts working on the different aspects of supplementation, foods, and bacterial preparations, in health promotion and disease prevention, to provide current scientific information, as well as providing a framework upon which to build clinical disease treatment studies. Since common dietary bacterial preparations are over-the-counter and readily available, this book will be useful to the growing nutrition, food science, and natural product community that will use it as a resource in identifying dietary behavioral modifications in pursuit of improved health as well as for treatment of specific disease, as it focuses on the growing body of knowledge of the role of various bacteria in reducing disease risk and disease. Probiotics are now a multi-billion-dollar, dietary supplement business which is built upon extremely little research data. In order to follow the 1994 ruling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with the support of Congress is currently pushing this industry to base its claims and products on scientific research. Research as shown that dietary habits need to be altered for most people whether for continued or improved good health. The conclusions and recommendations from the various chapters in this book will provide a basis for those important factors of change by industry with new uses. Animal studies and early clinical ones will lead to new uses and studies. Particularly the cutting edge experimental and clinical studies from Europe will provide novel approaches to clinical uses through their innovative new studies. Feature: Heavy emphasis on clinical applications (benefits and/or lack thereof) as well as future biomedical therapeutic uses identified in animal model studies Benefits: Focused on therapies and data supporting them for application in clinical medicine as complementary and alternative medicines Feature: Key insights into gut flora and the potential health benefits thereof. Benefit: Health scientists and nutritionists will use this information to map out key areas of research. Food scientists will use it in product development. Feature:Information on pre-and probiotics as important sources of micro-and macronutrients Benefit: Aids in the development of methods of bio-modification of dietary plant molecules for health promotion. Feature: Coverage of a broad range of bacterial consituents Benefits: Nutritionists will use the information to identify which of these constituents should be used as dietary supplements based on health status of an individual Feature: Science-based information on the health promoting characteristics of pre-and probiotics Benefits: Provides defense of food selections for individual consumption based on health needs and current status Feature: Diverse international authoring team experienced in studying prebiotics and probiotics for medical practice Benefits: Unusally broad range of experiences and newly completed clinical and animal studies provides extended access to latest information

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.

Prebiotics and Probiotics

Author: Shelly Jardine

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781905224524

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 152

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Prebiotic and Probiotics constitute a major and growing sector in the functional foods industry, with their applications ranging across a large number of different product sectors.The use of prebiotics and probiotics in food presents many technical challenges to the product developer, ensuring the ingredients are the best for the formulation and the target market. The chapters consider the wealth of research that has been undertaken by suppliers and researchers in both prebiotics and probiotics. First published in 2000, The Prebiotics and Probiotics Ingredients Handbook has been an essential reference tool to the food industry, food scientists and technologists, providing information on prebiotics and probiotics, their genaeral properties, technological applications and legislative aspect of adding prebiotics and probiotics to foods. The second edition of this book contains a new section on synbiotics, and fully revised and updated sections on the main prebiotics and probiotics utilised by the food industry. This book also covers the latest relevant worldwide legislative issues. Prebiotics and Probiotics Ingredients Handbook is an essential guide to the growing functional foods sector for food scientists, food technologists and those involved in food processing.

The Wonder of Probiotics

A 30-Day Plan to Boost Energy, Enhance Weight Loss, Heal GI Problems, Prevent Disease, and Slow Aging

Author: John R. Taylor, N.D.,Deborah Mitchell

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 142998841X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Restore Your Health and Rejuvenate Your Life Pathogens and toxins found in our environment and the foods we eat can cause myriad health problems including digestive disorders, yeast infections, allergies, urinary tract infections, dental problems and some cancers. Probiotics-"friendly" bacteria-are the cornerstone of any successful health program because they restore a healthy balance between friendly and "bad" bacteria in the intestinal tract, a balance that is critical for the health of the entire body. This groundbreaking book reveals how taking the right probiotics-in the form of food and supplements-as part of a daily revitalizing program for overall health or for specific health conditions-can restore that crucial balance. This remarkably easy to follow nutrition program will energize, and rejuvenate as well as: - Improve the health your GI tract - Alleviate allergies and asthma - Restore your reproductive and urinary tracts - Bolster the immune system against disease - Enhance weight loss - Fight aging Making probiotics a part of your daily routine will allow anyone to live a healthier, fuller, more vibrant life. John R. Taylor N.D. is the CEO and president of www.nwcnaturals.com. He has conducted nutritional courses across the United States and collaborated with the nation's leading authorities on nutrition and probiotics. Deborah Mitchell is a freelance writer specializing in health, medical and environmental topics. The Wonder of Probiotics joins more than two dozen other books that she has written.

Handbook of Prebiotics and Probiotics Ingredients

Health Benefits and Food Applications

Author: Susan Sungsoo Cho,Terry Finocchiaro

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420062151

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 454

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While there is little dispute that probiotics and prebiotics, alone and together, have been proven to promote gastrointestinal health and proper immune function, the challenge faced by researchers is finding not only the right combinations, but also finding those that are fully compatible with the formulation, processing, packaging, and distribution of functional foods. The Handbook of Prebiotics and Probiotics Ingredients: Health Benefits and Food Applications comprehensively explores these variables and highlights the most current biological research and food applications. In this volume, a team of experts offers insight into the many facets of these products, describing the prebiotic, probiotic, and synbiotic applications in use today as well as those currently being studied. The book first examines the sources of prebiotics and probiotics and then describes the physiological functions of both products. The contributors discuss promising applications for a plethora of disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease, pediatric diarrhea, cancer, and various chronic diseases. The Handbook of Prebiotics and Probiotics Ingredients: Health Benefits and Food Applications contains chapters contributed by experts from around the world. The book takes a global perspective, providing a thorough reference for product developers and regulatory agencies, as well as for nutritionists and forward-thinking professionals.

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.