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- n. A food or dietary supplement, such as a yogurt, containing live bacteria for therapeutic reasons.
- adj. Describing any dietary supplement that contains live bacteria for therapeutic purposes.
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- n. a beneficial bacterium found in the intestinal tract of healthy mammals; often considered to be a plant
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The term probiotic means for life and it is currently used to name bacteria associated with beneficial effects for humans and animals.
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One is that the regulators are not being strict enough on the use of the term probiotic, and industry is more interested in making money and not doing the necessary clinical studies to show what their product does, "said Reid, former chairman of the
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A probiotic is an organism that contributes to the health and balance of the intestinal tract.
Apparently, at least one probiotic is a prescription only product, so someone believes they are dangerous.
Beer, wine, cider, and other regional alcoholic beverages are fermented and none of them contain probiotic bacteria.
The word probiotic actually means for life and when your colon is loaded with them, IT will experience the good life.
There is no regulation of the word probiotic so the implication that it is pro-health for humans is a fallacy.
These good bacteria are called probiotic, meaning for life in Greek.
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