The World Health Organization defines them as follows: “A probiotic is a live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”. Furthermore, ISAAP (International Scientific Association of Probiotics and Prebiotics) define probiotics as following: “A probiotic must be alive when administered, survive the gastric environment, have undergone controlled evaluation to document health benefits in the target host, be a taxonomically defined microbe or combination of microbes (genus, species and strain level). And be safe for its intended use”.
In other words, probiotics, meaning “for life”, are the good bacteria that are beneficial to our body, specifically for our digestive and immune systems. Probiotics have a positive effect on our body and constantly interact with our intestinal flora, also called the intestinal microbiota.
Desiree Nelson joins Lisa to chat about the importance of probiotics, specifically Bio-K+