Probiotics – health benefits, classification, quality assurance and quality control – REVIEW

personАвтори: Al. Zlatkov, L. Andonova, L. Peikova, M. Georgieva


Unlike antibiotics which mean “to destroy life,” probiotics literally means “life giving”. Probiotics are friendly bacteria. When consumed, probiotics confer beneficial effects to the host. It influences the homeostasis and controls various gastrointestinal disorders. Probiotic ingestion can be a preventive approach for maintaining the balance of the intestinal microbial flora. Currently, probiotic foods, dietary supplements and beverages are accepted globally due to development in the relationship between nutrition and health, their promising health benefits and negligible side effects. Therefore, the need has arisen for more effective quality control methods aiming at detecting adulteration.Deciding which supplements you should buy is a tricky business. There are thousands of options to choose from, but very little reliable information to help you weed out the best from the rest.

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