For this discussion, choose ONE of the following products. Each of them claim they are probiotic. Do some research on it to determine if it has any scientific validity or if the probiotic key word is a marketing strategy used to get attention and boost sales.
Research and Support your post.
Choose only ONE
Topic 1. Activia- Federal Trade Commission
Topic 2. Kimchi- Does kimchi Lactobacilli survive the stomach acid?
Topic 3. Kefir- Frontiers in Microbiology
Topic 4. Kombucha- NCBI Pubmed
Compose your post to address the following questions:
– What part of immunity or our immune system might probiotics exert an effect, if any?
– Explain the proposed mechanism(s) of how probiotics work?
– Does one have to buy a special brand of the products for it to work?
– You only chose one of the topics, but what is the common denominator from all of them (it’s a microbe)?