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Title: Probiotics


1
Probiotics
  • Georgietta Kuhn
  • Barbara Elledge
  • Madeline Sampson
  • Lauren Jansen
  • Danielle Orr

2
Probiotics
  • Live microorganisms which when administered in
    adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the
    host (World Health Organization)

3
  • Interaction w/ parent helps develop gut
    microbiota
  • Important to create and maintain healthy flora
    throughout lifetime
  • Diverse flora help reduce pathogens
  • Yogurt containing live cultures can improve
    lactose digestion

4
  • Probiotics can be used as a natural supplement
    to replenish naturally occurring bacteria in the
    body.

5
Common Probiotic Products
  • Yogurt
  • Frozen Yogurts
  • Smoothies
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Cheese

6
Common Forms of Probiotics
  • Bifidus Regularis
  • Lactobacillius Casei
  • Lactobacillius Acidophilus
  • Bacillus Coagulans

7
  • Probiotics are said to aid in digestion and
    significantly reduce diarrhea, irritable bowel
    syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and in worse
    cases cancer.

8
Common Advertising Claims for Probiotics
  • Prevention and treatment of diarrhea and
    urogenital infections.
  • Digestive system balanced
  • Boost natural defenses
  • Keep you regular
  • Increase amount of good natural bacteria in
    digestive system
  • Alleviation of infectious diseases in children
    and other high risk groups

9
Rejections to these Claims
  • Not enough evidence to make such claims
  • Example Activia    -Not enough of the bacteria
    to make any kind of effect on the health of the
    individual

10
FAO/WHO Guidelines
  • Labels genus, species, and strain designation
  • Not mislead the consumer
  • Shelf-life
  • Suggested serving size
  • Proper storage conditions
  • Corporate contact details

11
Do Probiotics help improve certain health
conditions?
  • Bacillus Coagulans, a probiotic strain, has been
    proven to reduce symptoms of IBS.

12
  • The study showed that IBS sufferers that took
    BangenBC30 (containing Bacillus Coagulans) had
    significant reductions in abdominal pain and
    bloating.

13
  • Any Questions???
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