Increasing probiotic survival
Probiotic bacteria offer many health benefits such as reducing gastro-intestinal problems like diarrhea, controlling inflammatory diseases, and enhancing the immune system. Processing and food storage as well as the harsh environment of the GI tract can adversely affect the survival rate of these beneficial bugs. Microencapsulating probiotics—generally with alginates—helps increase their survival. Researchers at Victoria University in Australia found that many other …

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