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Agricultural Reviews, volume 39 issue 3 (september 2018) : 251-254

Probiotics conventional benefits and cautions in intake- A review 

G. Priya Sugandhi
1Department of Foods and Nutrition, The Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Wyra-507 165, Khammam, Telangana, India.
Cite article:- Sugandhi Priya G. (2018). Probiotics conventional benefits and cautions in intake- A review. Agricultural Reviews. 39(3): 251-254. doi: 10.18805/ag.R-1749.
Probiotics are friendly bacteria benefit the health which occur naturally in the digestive tract of human beings. Prebiotics, act as ‘food’ for these beneficial probiotic bacteria, promoting their activity. Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are widely used probiotics which generally regarded as safe. They are adhesive to mucosal and epithelial surfaces and enhance immunity by preventing pathogen adhesion in the digestive system. Although infections with probiotics are very rare, few research studies have been reported in children and also in elderly suffering from diseases due to supplementation of few types of species which may be due to immunodeficiency and immunosuppression. The familiarity of probiotics is still uncertain in many and they doubt whether to consume or not. This review provides the information based on research studies and gives clarity on the intake of probiotics. However, caution need to be exercised in the selection of genus and strains of particular probiotics genera. 
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