[Probiotics and their therapeutic properties].

  title={[Probiotics and their therapeutic properties].},
  author={Władysław Ochmański and Wiesław Barabasz},
  journal={Przeglad lekarski},
  volume={56 3},
Probiotics are specific products of microorganisms, and by being biologically active positively act on stabilizing the bacteriological flora of the gastrointestinal tract. They are live or lyophilized bacterial cultures, especially those derived from lactic fermentation (Lactobacillacea and Streptococcacea). The first to use the term probiotics were Lilly and Stillwell in 1965 when referring to substances produced by protozoa, which in turn stimulated the growth of other organisms. Probiotics… CONTINUE READING