For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by Saturday, November 9, 2013.
To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
- What are the four main families of probiotics?
- What foods provide us with these bacteria? Are any of these foods unfamiliar to you? If yes, which ones?
- Under what conditions supplementation with probiotics might be recommended? Do you think that probiotic use may be rejected because of cost? Is there any way to measure probiotic levels in the large intestine to determine if supplementation is necessary?
- Are there any potential contraindications or interactions you need to be aware of? Would any of these threaten the nutritional status of the person taking the probiotics?