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Health Benefits and Complications Involved in Probiotics

Veintramuthu Sankar *, Akash Kurian 1 , Asha Sara
The objective of review is to outline the probiotics use in medicine and to give insight in to the benefits and complications. The use of probiotics in treatment regimen is increasing. Probiotics are live organisms and prebiotics are components of food that are not easily digested by humans and these food components essentially feed beneficial bacteria in the gut .Probiotics can be formulated to many different types of products including drugs ,foods, and dietary supplements . Species of lactobacillus and bifidobacterium are most commonly used as probiotics. Probiotics are intended to assist the body’s naturally occurring gut mitochondria .Some probiotic preparations have been used to prevent diarrhea caused by antibiotics or as part of treatment for antibiotic related dysbiosis. The focus of this article is on the probiotics use, clinical trials, drug interactions, duration of use, natural probiotic sources and its future.
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