So with the latest headlines claiming concerns over probiotics, what should we be concerned about the new findings and what does it mean to us as the consumer? Wednesday 30 January 2008 PDF Print The latest findings indicate that in very ill people with weakened immunity, friendly bacteria, such as lactobacillus and bifidobacteria, which make up probiotics, are treated as foreign invaders and can in fact be detrimental to health. In these few extremely ill patients living bacteria can cause infection. Numerous studies support the benefits that friendly bacteria have for the majority of people in supporting digestive health and the immune system which is so intimately linked with the gut. Taken orally as a food supplement their safety has been well documented in the healthy and moderately ill patient at the recommended doses. There is evidence that probiotics can re populate the digestive system with healthy bacteria after a course of anti –biotics. Healthy bacteria are part of our immune system and actually help to prevent infections. In the gut they play a particularly important role. Friendly bacteria break down the food we eat, providing a source of energy for the cells that line the intestines. Friendly bacteria also play an important part in preventing harmful bacteria entering the body through the wall of the intestines. They help make important vitamins and keep the digestive system working as it should. Probiotics like Nutrausi Papaya Forte combine the healthy bacteria with prebiotics, oligosaccharide sugars, a soluble fibre which acts as a food source for good bacteria in the gut which could be even more significant in supporting healthy bacteria numbers than taking probiotics alone. Nutrausi’s Papaya Forte also contains the enzyme papain which further supports digestion and fermented papaya which can support immune health. Dr Mike Bridges a fermentation research scientist comments "Through the promotion of gut health, the benefits of Nutrausi Fermented Papaya Powder are broad. Some examples include alleviating the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, lowering the risk of allergies including food allergies and asthma and promoting the strength of the immune system. Papaya Forte with its high concentration of Fermented Papaya, papain and Lactobacillus acidophilus offers excellent defence and digestive support. This rich combination of enzymes, phytonutrients and probiotics, may have the potential to maximise our health as we age.” To enjoy a healthy life we must actively promote the health of our digestive system and Nutrausi Fermented Papaya Powder helps us achieve this. Papaya Forte is sold in packs of 36 capsules – RRP £23.95 from www.revital.co.uk or any Revital store. The recommended dose is 2 capsules a day for the first 6 days followed by 1 capsule a day thereafter. For optimal digestive support they are best taken with food. For further information visit www.nutrausi.com -ends- For further press info please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01409 281749 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Partners in PR Ltd in the following categories: Health, Women's Interest & Beauty, Food & Drink, Medical & Pharmaceutical, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.