Probiotics vs LACTIS?

It can be confusing for consumers. How could probiotics be on the market for so long if they were problematic for our health?

The truth is that until recently, scientists & researchers did not know the consequences of probiotic supplement use in some patient groups; especially those with already compromised immune systems. They can even be a problematic for some healthy people. The issue stems from “live bacteria” contained in supplements versus “dead bacteria”  often used as fermented gut health supplements. ( eg; LACTIS).

According to Clifford Adams (Belgium) in a paper called The Probiotic Paradox: Pub Nutrition Research Reviews (2010) The use of dead probiotics as biological response modifiers has several attractive advantages; such products would be very safe and have a long shelf life“.

It all comes down to a matter of safety…

Why probiotics could be problematic?

Gene issues in “live” probiotic bacterial supplements:
New research in the journal Cell Host & Microbiome suggests that under certain conditions, probiotics can be harmful due to their ability to evolve once in the gut.

“If we’re going to use living things as medicines, we need to recognize that they’re going to adapt, and that means that what you put in your body is not necessarily what’s going to be there even a couple hours later.”
Prof. Gautam Dantas.

Research quoted below was conducted by MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy in San Francisco and adds another caution…

The latest cautionary note comes in the form of a preliminary study released Tuesday, in which researchers found that melanoma patients were 70 percent less likely to respond to cancer immunotherapy if they were also taking probiotic supplements. The study group was small — just 46 patients — but the findings support broader suggestions that probiotics might actually upset the balance of so-called “good” bacteria in the gut and interfere with the immune response.  April 2 2019

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