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J Nutr. 2000 Feb;130(2S Suppl):384S-390S.

Considerations for use of probiotic bacteria to modulate human health.

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  • 1Dairy and Food Culture Technologies, Littleton, CO 80122-2526, USA.


Oral consumption of probiotic bacteria has the potential to support the health of American consumers. This paper will discuss the rationale of the probiotic theory, several health targets for probiotic bacteria, probiotic products in the U.S. and, finally, issues pertaining to communication about probiotic products to the consumer.

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