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Probiotics our little Friends

PROBIOTICS: OUR LITTLE FRIENDS Introduction When ingested in a proper count, probiotics are the microorganisms that impart health benefits to the host [1]. Most commonly used strains are Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus , which are the predominant group of the gut microflora [2]. The Probiotics have been around for more than a decade now and due to numerous researches done on them, the probiotics have gained a recognition because of their multiple health benefits. The general population as well the food market has become very interested in this type of microorganisms. Often claims have been made by the food industries that their probiotic product is the best, but the selection of the microbes is a tedious job and depends upon the gastrointestinal mucosa, gastric acid, bile ability to stick to the intestinal lining and the competitive expulsion of the bacteria [3]. The mechanism behind the benefits provided by the probiotics are unknow but are most likely to be multi factori