New survey: probiotics

Do you think probiotics should be tested as a potential disease-modifying therapy (DMT) in MS?

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What are probiotics?

Probiotics are live microorganisms thought to be beneficial to the host organism. The currently adopted definition by FAO/WHO, probiotics are: “Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”.

Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria are the most common types of microbes used as probiotics; but certain yeasts and bacilli may also be helpful. Probiotics are commonly consumed as part of fermented foods with specially added active live cultures; such as in yogurt, soy yogurt, or as dietary supplements.

(For more on probiotics please see Wikipedia entry)

“Who knows your vote may be the beginning of a new form of lobbying to get trials of this sort done in MS.”

About the author

Prof G

Professor of Neurology, Barts & The London. MS & Preventive Neurology thinker, blogger, runner, vegetable gardener, husband, father, cook and wine & food lover.

1 comment

  • I take 9bn active cultures a day ( 3 pills of 3bn) following Ashton Embry's recommendation.

    unlike other supplements, I see zero downside risk with probiotics – as such very comfortable taking high doses regularly.

    What do you think G ?

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