Daily dosages of probiotics may provide a boosting effect with the help of dairy (see our range of cultured milk drinks), according to new findings. Researchers from the department of Food Science and Technology at the University of California, Davis, studied how to improve probiotics’ power to treat a host of digestive issues, including lactose intolerance and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

The study has concluded that when taken with or as part of a dairy product, the probiotic was more effective at prevention symptoms of IBD, which might be related to how effective dairy carbohydrates are in treating acidic conditions within the stomach.

“Our findings indicate that the manner in which a probiotic is delivered — whether in food or supplement form — could influence how effective that probiotic is in delivering the desired health benefits.”

Yet another case for Kefir.

 

Read the full article here (Medical Daily).

See the published study here (Applied and Environmental Microbiology).