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  • Probiotics
    • Origin
      • Newborn has a sterile GIT
      • Inoculated with bacteria during birth
      • Breast milk inoculates infants GIT with good microbes
      • This coats the bowel, improves digestion and protects against pathogens
    • Good intestinal health
      • 85% good microbes
    • Definition: Live microorganisms that when administered in an adequate amount will confer a health benefit on the host (survives passage through stomach)
    • Characteristics
      • Non-pathogenic
      • Non-toxic
      • Survive passage through GIT
      • Remain viable during storage and use
      • Exert one or more beneficial effect on the host
    • Examples
      • Bifidobacterium
      • Lactobacillus
      • Other Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB)
    • Sources
      • Cheese/Yoghurt
      • Fermented Sausage
      • Sauerkraut
    • Health Benefits
      • Regulate the balance of gut microflora, produce antimicrobial substances
      • Improve digestion of lactose
      • Stimulate the immune system
      • Promotes anti carcinogenic effects


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