Are probiotics just a passing fad that has peeped into the food industry for some time now or is it really something useful for our health? Many people claim that probiotics are good for the health of both humans and animals: in fact, they seem to have a very positive effect on the intestinal microbiota.
Probiotics, because they are so used in the food industry
Probiotics help to maintain regular bowel activity by acting as a protective agent and boosting the immune system. Their antigenotoxic activity, moreover, prevents vaginal affections, for this reason they are widely used also in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry.
The Italian probiotics market
The Italian probiotics market is the most important in Europe, suffice it to say that between June 2018 and May 2019 the sales of these products in pharmacies generated a turnover of more than 500 million euro.known also as “lactic ferments”, they are sold as over-the-counter products. Although they do not require a prescription, they are often recommended after antibiotic treatment.
This is therefore a significant market that is attractive to consumers. However, opinions are in favour of probiotics. Certain strains in particular can have a positive influence on intestinal flora. This is therefore not an ephemeral trend, but a product whose effectiveness is supported by various studies.
Many pharmaceutical companies therefore need to develop production processes. Bict, which now works from different fields of biotechnology, is able to develop the best production process according to the customer’s needs, thanks to a robotized production process that allows us to obtain a safe product that meets the required characteristics, zeroing the margin of error.
Our protocols and screening are numerous, in fact, just to obtain a product of high quality standards, we use robotic technologies of great precision. Through these technologies we can demonstrate, screen and test the activities of strains and compounds, such as anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, prebiotic and antiviral activity.