Nov 10 2013

World Health Organization on Probiotics

Published by at 5:44 pm under probiotic supplements

Some History on Probiotics from the Last Century

The following taken from Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation report

The term probiotic is a relatively new word meaning “for life” and it is currently
used to name bacteria associated with beneficial effects for humans and
animals.  The original observation of the positive role played by some selected
bacteria is attributed to Eli Metchnikoff, the Russian born Nobel Prize recipient
working at the Pasteur Institute at the beginning of the last century, who
suggested that  “The dependence of the intestinal microbes on the food makes
it possible to adopt measures to modify the flora in our bodies and to replace
the harmful microbes by useful microbes” (Metchnikoff, 1907)*

The beneficial effects of food with added live microbes (probiotics) on human
health*… * being increasingly promoted by health professionals. It has
been reported that these probiotics can play an important role in immunological
and digestive functions*

“Germs with a Positive Attitude”  Video from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

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