How to Make Sense of the Current Probiotic Market
The importance of gut health has increased over the years, and so has its management. There has been an explosive growth of products which influence, alter or support the gut microbiota. A good example are probiotics, sometimes referred to as 'direct-fed microbials'. These are viable micro-organisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer health benefits to the host (FAO/WHO, 2002).