Open access peer-reviewed chapter

Probiotics - What They Are, Their Benefits and Challenges

By M.S. Thantsha, C.I. Mamvura and J. Booyens

Submitted: April 14th 2011Reviewed: October 28th 2011Published: April 18th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/32889

Downloaded: 4867

© 2012 The Author(s). Licensee IntechOpen. This chapter is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

How to cite and reference

Link to this chapter Copy to clipboard

Cite this chapter Copy to clipboard

M.S. Thantsha, C.I. Mamvura and J. Booyens (April 18th 2012). Probiotics - What They Are, Their Benefits and Challenges, New Advances in the Basic and Clinical Gastroenterology, Thomas Brzozowski, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/32889. Available from:

chapter statistics

4867total chapter downloads

2Crossref citations

More statistics for editors and authors

Login to your personal dashboard for more detailed statistics on your publications.

Access personal reporting

Related Content

This Book

Next chapter

The Impact of Probiotics on the Gastrointestinal Physiology

By Erdal Matur and Evren Eraslan

Related Book

First chapter

Gastric Ulcer Etiology

By Maria Izabel Gomes Silva and Francisca Cléa Florenço de Sousa

We are IntechOpen, the world's leading publisher of Open Access books. Built by scientists, for scientists. Our readership spans scientists, professors, researchers, librarians, and students, as well as business professionals. We share our knowledge and peer-reveiwed research papers with libraries, scientific and engineering societies, and also work with corporate R&D departments and government entities.

More About Us