- Intact inanimate microorganisms
- And/or fragments or structures of inactivated microorganisms
- With or without compounds from culture medium or produced by microorganisms, called metabolites.
Components of postbiotics:
To obtain such a preparation and have the right to call it postbiotic, it must meet several criteria:
How are they made?
Inactivation is the key step in postbiotics manufacturing. Different processes can be used:
How do postbiotics work?
Positive effects on metabolism: the word metabolism gathers all the mechanisms that allow our body to work properly.
What are the advantages of postbiotics?
Where to find postbiotics?
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2.Tarrerias, A L et al. “The effect of inactivated Lactobacillus LB fermented culture medium on symptom severity: observational investigation in 297 patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome.” Digestive diseases (Basel, Switzerland) vol. 29,6 (2011): 588-91. doi:10.1159/000332987