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, 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: 212

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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 human intestine. Also known as "friendly" or "good" bacteria, probiotics 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. Probiotics are associated with treating everything from IBS to certain forms of cancer, allergies, eczema, and even the effects of aging. Probiotics For Dummies reveals how taking the right probiotics—in the form of food and supplements— as part of a total health program benefits one's overall health, as well as improving specific conditions. This hands-on, essential guide features 20 probiotic recipes and gives you a step-by-step plan for infusing probiotics into your diet to improve the health of the GI tract, alleviate allergies and asthma, restore reproductive and urinary tracts, bolster the immune system against disease, enhance weight 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 well as the effectiveness of supplements Probiotics For Dummies gives you everything you need to make informed decisions about adding probiotics to your daily diet.

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 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 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.

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 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: 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 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.

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 Probiotics and Prebiotics

Author: Yuan Kun Lee,Seppo Salminen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470432617

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

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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.

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.

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

The scientific basis

Author: Ray Fuller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401123640

Category: Science

Page: 398

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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.

Bacteria for Breakfast

Probiotics for Good Health

Author: Kelly Dowhower Karpa

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412009251

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 319

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Inside our digestive tracts, trillions of bacteria have taken up residence. These bacteria need us and we need them to survive. It's a symbiotic relationship we have with these parasites. Although we don't often think about it, the bacteria that live within us help digest our foods, protect us from disease, and improve immune functions. Without bacteria, we would not survive very long. Unfortunately, many of us suffer from illnesses related to an imbalance of these gastrointestinal bacteria- illnesses caused by too many aggressive bacteria and too few defensive, "healthy" ones. Allergies, eczema,vaginal and urinary tract infections, diarrhea, and inflammatory bowel disease are just a handful of the medical conditions now known to arise when unhealthy bacteria ovegrow and outnumber the healthy ones in our gastrointestinal tracts. Fortunately, probiotics provide us with an easy way to put things back into balance again. A probiotic is any product that contains enough live microorganisms to bring about beneficial health effects. Essentially, probiotics are healthy bacteria- healthy bacteria that are easily ingested and help to restore the balance inside our digestive system. In this book, we will find out just why we need these bacteria and explore which probiotics, according to current scientific and medical research, are most effective for treating a variety of health concerns.

Probiotics

A Practical Guide To The Benefits Of Probiotics And Your Health

Author: Bowe Packer

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1632877597

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 67

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"Unfamiliar With Probiotics?" "Looking To Understand What Probiotics Are?" "Want To Understand The Benefits Of Probiotics?" This Practical Guide Is Designed For Those That Might Not Really Know What Probiotics Are And How They Can Contribute To Your Good Health. Believe it or not, there is good bacteria that your body needs and that will play a key role in your overall health. I give you a complete breakdown of this good bacteria and how you can benefit from it in this guide. You will finally learn how: Probiotics is a safe and healthy addition to your everyday diet and why. Let's face it, if we don't have an understand of what probiotics are then how can we begin to comprehend the benefits they can provide. Discover what probiotics are and how you can benefit from them. The secret to your success will be how well you understand and apply what you discover in this guide. Learn what probiotics are and how they can contribute to your overall health and wellbeing. Once you do you will be well on your way to better health. Here is just a bit of what You'll Learn about Probiotics. * What is Probiotics Anyway? * Uses and benefits of probiotics. * The good vs. bad bacteria. * Probiotics, disease and general wellness. * Completing the probiotics puzzle. * Foods rich in probiotics. * The vital facts about probiotics. * Common probiotic doses. * Buying guide for probiotic supplements * And much more.... Grasping a thorough understand of probiotics and how they can serve you well in your life will be extremely beneficial to you. Discover Probiotics today and be well on your way to better health!.

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.