Overview for Probiotics: A Potential Medicine for Aquaculture, Veterinary & Human Health
It is true that, with the depletion of good flora comes the harmful bacteria and yeast which can monopolize the entire living system. As a result the animal body can become very acidic and prone to illness, yeast infections, digestive disorder, and much more. Also keep in mind that taking antibiotics actually kills the friendly flora in our system, making our body much more susceptible to illness. Now a days probiotics are emerging as alternatives for antibiotics and antivirus in the treatment of many diseases as these probiotics are devoid of side effects. Probiotics are the friendly flora, or bacteria, that support the normal colon ecology for digestion, absorption, elimination and prevention of yeasts, bacteria and parasites. Simply put, they are the soldiers which keep, intestines and colon clean and happy. They offer an alternative and additional therapy for usual health problems and acts as nutritional support. Acting through different mechanisms, probiotics help to restore the normal flora.
In view of the importance assumed by the probiotics in recent years, the authors decided to bring out a complete document in the form of book. In this book an attempt has been made to compile and make available to the readers (especially UG and PG students) information on probiotics history, identification, their benefits, guidelines for selection of probiotics, modes of action and their immune function. The use of probiotics in aquaculture and veterinary are also highlighted in the book. We are sure that this book will serve as a useful tool for the students and researcher in understanding intricacies of probiotics and their effect on health.