Oral Probiotics

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Probiotics Research Today

Professor Glenn Gibson of the University of Reading, UK is in Trinidad this month to do a series of lectures for Health Promotion Month on the benefits of Probiotics in Primary Health Care. The series includes live interviews with the public on national television as well as seminars hosted by the Pharmaceutical Society of Trinidad and Tobago (PSTT), and a medical meeting for members of the Medical Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MPATT) and the General Practitioners Association (GPATT).


Antigen-presenting cells exposed to probiotics have regulatory T cell activity

The effect in vitro of six different probiotic strains including:

Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM,
Lactobacillus salivarius Ls-33,
Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei YS8866441,
Lactobacillus plantarum Lp-115,
Bifidobacterium bifidum BI-504 and BI-98

was studied on splenic enteroantigen-presenting cells (APC) and CD4(+)CD25(+) T-regulatory cells (Tregs) in splenocyte-T cell proliferation assays.


Probiotics and fermented foods

Dr Dae explains that dysbiosis is an imbalance of the digestive flora that causes pain and discomfort in the digestive area. She recommendsd probiotics as one part of the solution.

She tells us that probiotic is a generic term used to describe the beneficial micro-organisms that live in our digestive tract. She clarifies that the term includes several different species that live and populate our colon. Traditionally these micro organisms, or beneficial flora, would continually be repopulated by the foods that we ate as part of our normal diet.


Probiotics help Gastric-Bypass patients Lose Weight More Quickly

New research from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Hospital & Clinics suggests that the use of a dietary supplement after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery can help obese patients to more quickly lose weight and to avoid deficiency of a critical B vitamin.



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