Special Issue "Beneficial Features of Probiotic Microorganisms in Supplementing the Gut-Microbiota"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021) | Viewed by 18208
Interests: gut microbiota; microbiota; probiotics; synbiotics; prebiotics; antibiotics; multi-drug resistance; Clostridioides difficile; Salmonella typhimurium; Klebsiella pneumoniae; infantile colic hospital infections
Probiotics are live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host (WHO definition). While there is still a shortage of evidence-based efficacy data, a worldwide increase in the usage of products containing probiotic microorganisms can be observed. The list of diseases for which beneficial effects of probiotics or synbiotics (combining probiotic and prebiotic components) are claimed is long and growing. With a large number of products now on the market, selecting the most appropriate product for a given condition is a challenge. Few studies have focused on identifying beneficial probiotics/synbiotics characteristics. More research is needed to establish a better understanding of the differences between probiotics/synbiotics from the different categories (e.g., mono-strain vs. multi-strain, bacterial vs. yeast, probiotics vs. synbiotics). In the best of all cases, this Special Issue focuses on experiments (non-clinical or clinical) in which probiotics/synbiotics are compared head-to-head for human health. It is assumed that this kind of studies will support physicians (and their patients) in regard to their treatment decisions and will provide guidance for future product development.
Prof. Dr. Henning Sommermeyer
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- Gut microbiota
- Probiotic health benefits
- Mono-strain probiotics
- Multi-strain Probiotics
- Mono-strain synbiotics
- Multi-strain synbiotics
- Bacterial probiotics
- Yeast probiotics