Invited review: the scientific basis of Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM functionality as a probiotic.

  title={Invited review: the scientific basis of Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM functionality as a probiotic.},
  author={Mary Ellen Sanders and Todd R. Klaenhammer},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  volume={84 2},
Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM is a probiotic strain available in conventional foods (milk, yogurt, and toddler formula) and dietary supplements. Its commercial availability in the United States since the mid-1970s is predicated on its safety, its amenability to commercial manipulation, and its biochemical and physiological attributes presumed to be important to human probiotic functionality. The strain has been characterized in vitro, in animal studies, and in humans. NCFM is the progenitor of… CONTINUE READING
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