Emergence of Probiotics in Therapeutic Applications




  • Barun K Bhattacharyya


The gastrointestinal tract of human body is considered as an ecosystem which had been developed physiologically and microbiologically. The probiotic organisms (lactic acid bacteria) are one of the most important groups present in the gastrointestinal tract. A good number of Lactobacillus species, Bifidobacterium species, Saccharomyces boulardii and some other microbes are now used as probiotic strains. These probiotic organisms are marketed as health care products, functional foods or food supplements. The details of clinical, therapeutic applications and safety aspects of probiotics are discussed.


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Probiotics, Lactic acid bacteria, Gastrointestinal tract, GRAS, Clinical practice




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Bhattacharyya BK. Emergence of Probiotics in Therapeutic Applications. Scopus Indexed [Internet]. 2009 May 31 [cited 2024 Jul. 16];2(1):383-9. Available from: https://www.ijpsnonline.com/index.php/ijpsn/article/view/268



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