Probiotics - A Review

  • Posted on: 1 April 2014
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PharmaTutor (April- 2014)
ISSN: 2347 - 7881


Received On: 01/02/2014; Accepted On: 13/02/2014; Published On: 01/04/2014


Author: V.Sankar*, Akash kurian
*Department of Pharmacy Practice,
PSG College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.


The objective of review is to outline the probiotics use in medicine and to give insight in to the field for different applications. The use of probiotics in treatment regimen is increasing. Probiotics are live organisms and prebiotics are components of food that are not otherwise 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. This article focus on the probiotics use,  clinical trials and its future.

How to cite this article: V Sankar, A Kurian, Probiotics - A Review, PharmaTutor, 2014, 2(4), 61-66