WORLD OF PROBIOTICS
MICROORGANISMS ARE UBIQUITOUS
Human body is home to a sea of microorganisms, which in turn form a delicate balance with us.
are from microorganisms
in the human body
up 3% of the body's weight
TINY CREATURES WHO ARE MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE TO YOUR BODY
What is giving you diarrhea?
Eating bananas may not help with constipation.
When your stomach rumbles, maybe it's because the microorganisms have started working.
PROBIOTICRESEARCH DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
The Ancestor of All
The First Microscope
The Discovery of Lactic Acid Bacteria
Emergence of Microecology
The Late-Coming Definition
SYMBIOSIS BETWEEN MICROORGANISMS AND THE HUMAN BODY
Microorganisms form entire ecosystems in the human body, which unfortunately we don’t get to rule.
Feeling like you are getting a fever with constant coughing and phlegm in the throat again? Especially when the season is changing? Are these symptoms taking you by storm and leaving you no way to fight back?
Benefits of Bifidobacteria
Bifidobacteria are ubiquitous, indigenous inhabitants of the human gastrointestinal tract.
Benefits of Lactobacilli
Lactobacilli naturally occur in the human gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and is a strain commonly used as a probiotic.
Helicobacter pylori, or H. pylori, is a spiral-shaped, microanaerobic, Gram-negative bacterium that causes chronic inflammation in the stomach and duodenum.
Yogurt, also known as sour milk, is a health dairy product popular for its rich nutrients and unique flavor. In 1875, French microbiologist Pasteur studied the fermentation process of fresh milk. He found many tiny creatures in sour milk, among which was lactobacillus. It was later discovered that lactobacillus was essential in the process of making yogurt during which lactobacillus decomposes the lactose in milk into lactic acid. That is to say, whenever we drink yogurt, we are drinking a lot of bacteria.
Crops are an integral part of our everyday diet. In order for crops to produce better yield and quality, fertilization is commonly used in the agriculture industry. A nitrogen-fixing bacterium has become a useful aid in boosting agricultural production. Plants cannot directly absorb nitrogen in the air, but with the help of this bacterium, plants will be able to feed on the nitrogenous fertilizer converted by the bacterium. As a result, we should thank bacteria for providing delicious food to us.
Baijiu, or Chinese spirits, is a specialty liquor in China with wide regional variations. Each type of baijiu uses a distinct type of bacteria during the fermentation process for the characteristic flavor profile. For example, lactobacillus added to mashed grains can produce a vast amount of lactic acid and ethyl lactate, which can be distilled into the liquor to present a unique flavor. Another example would be Clostridium anaerobic, which is the major contributor to the making of a type of baijiu with strong aroma. It is these tiny microbes that give unique tastes to our beloved liquors.
Penicillin is a drug we are all familiar with. It is an important antibiotic with high efficacy, low toxicity and wide clinical application. It has immensely protected us from bacterial infection and spearheaded the development of the antibiotic family. It was concentrated from a bacterium called Penicillium. As tiny as it is, the bacterium has saved tens of millions of human lives, making indelible contribution to human health.