Journal of
Microbiology and Antimicrobials

  • Abbreviation: J. Microbiol. Antimicrob.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2308
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 166


Probiotics and controversies

Tahir Hussain
Atta ur Rahman School of Applied Biosciences, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 04 September 2013
  •  Published: 30 September 2013


Probiotics are bacteria with potential health enhancing and curing effects and are generally used for treating various forms of diarrheal diseases. The increasing use of probiotics is getting controversial both in terms of efficacy and potential side effects, as there is no conclusive study on the optimal dose and product formulation of probiotics.  

Key words: Probiotics, living microorganisms, bacteria