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IPA Europe brings together a unique forum of worldwide leading producers of probiotic cultures or probiotic foods, supplements, nutritionals and therapeutic products.

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Gut Health Summit

On March 17th 2020, the second edition of the Gut Health Summit will take place in Brussels (Belgium). The market situation for Pre- and Probiotics is drastically changing worldwide. The growing knowledge and understanding of the gut microbiome creates many new opportunities. At the same time, Pre- and Probiotics are ...

What are probiotics microorganism?

Probiotics are live microorganisms that can be formulated into many different types of products, including foods, drugs, and dietary supplements.

Species of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are most commonly used as probiotics, but the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Bacillus species are also used as probiotics. Lactic acid bacteria (LAB), including species of Lactobacillus, which have been used for preservation of food by fermentation for thousands of years, can serve a dual function by acting as agents of food fermentation and, in addition, potentially imparting beneficial effects.

However, the term “probiotic” should be reserved for live microorganisms that have been shown in controlled human studies to accomplish their beneficial action. Fermentation of food provides characteristic taste profiles and lowers the pH, which can help in prevention of spoilage microorganisms and potential pathogens.

 

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