Probiotics International Ltd are research driven with a commitment to excellence, working with leading research centers and universities in the UK and around the world.

This research allows us to further understand how our products can help improve health and contribute to new and innovative products for the future, enabling us to bring to the market the most effective supplements to support pharmacists, health care practitioners, doctors and other health care professionals.

Our Probiotic Research

All of our Probiotic Research is contained within our research book. Click here to view the interactive book.

Acid Stability of live bacteria Microorganisms

Lactase activity of live bacteria


Scientific research into live bacteria supplements in the human field is moving rapidly, and our beliefs and viewpoints are regularly being challenged as our understanding of clinical conditions and the role of live bacteria within them evolves. There are many questions on people’s minds about the use of live bacteria and we are delighted to present some of those questions and answers as technical articles in this section.

What Exactly are Probiotics?

Dr Roy Fuller BSc MSc PhD CBiol FSB
We are all familiar with the word probiotic due to the regular advertisements on our television screens but what exactly are probiotics?

The Use of Probiotics in Oral Health

Janine Barlow BSc (Hons)
As we know, there is a lot of information now in the public domain on the use of probiotics to gain a beneficial...

Bacillus Probiotics – Mechanisms of Action and Use

Professor Simon M. Cutting D.Phil
Bacterial spore formers are being used as probiotic supplements for human dietary supplements...

Can Probiotics Reduce Urinary Tract Infections?

Natalie Lamb Dip NT CNM mBANT BSc (Hons)
What are Urinary Tract Infections? Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are infections of any part of the urinary tract. Lower UTIs in...

Probiotics for Gut Health

Peter Cartwight MSc MA
The last few decades has seen the search for alternative therapies increase hugely as the general and scientific...

Probiotics and antibiotics: fighting antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and antibiotic resistance

Dr Alejandro Palacios PhD, FoodEng BSc, P2P, DipABPI
Antibiotics are a group of medicines used to treat, and in some cases, prevent bacterial infections....

Concepts and Techniques in the Study of the Gut Microbiota

Dr Alejandro Palacios PhD, FoodEng BSc, P2P, DipABPI
There is growing evidence that an imbalance in the normal microbial community in the gut is...

Probiotics in Surgery

Dr Ashton Harper MBBS, BSc, MRCS
It has been estimated that surgical pathology may account for as much as 30% of the global burden of disease....

The Use of Probiotics in Children

Natalie Lamb Dip NT CNM mBANT BSc (Hons)
The Early Gut Microflora At birth the infant’s gut ora is obtained from the mother and environment around them...

Can Probiotics Reduce Candida Infections?

Peter Cartwight MSc MA
The microbial species that inhabit the female urogenital system play an important part in maintenance of...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and the Role of Fibre

Dr Hilary Jones GP
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a very common digestive disorder causing inconvenient, tiresome and...

How do you Choose a Good Probiotic?

Aileen Green BSc (Hons) MPhil
With the explosion of many probiotic products on the market over the last few years, how do you know which one...

IBS – Know your Patient, Understand the Illness

Dr Nick Read MA MD FRCP
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? Is it a single condition awaiting the discovery of a cause or a conglomerate...

Probiotics and Prebiotics – Are There Benefits for Older People?

Professor Ian Rowland BSc PhD RNutr
Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts confer a health bene t on the host...

The role of the gut microbiota and probiotics in Non- Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

Dr Mayur R Joshi MBBS, BSc, AICSM
As more research is undertaken, more is understood about the
impact of the human microbiome, in particular the gut...


More than 2000 years ago Greek philosopher Hippocrates said that “all disease begins in the gut”.  And this is this is still relevant today with the belief that optimal health throughout the whole body must also begin in the gut. 

A number of factors ever increasing in our modern world can compromise an optimal balance of beneficial bacteria throughout the body, including antibiotic therapy, infection, medications, stress, travel, the food and drink we consume and certain chemicals we come across every day.  An effective solution is to supplement the microflora with live bacteria to help restore the balance. But how does that work with all teh various issues that the body can face. Take a look at the individual factsheets below to see how probioitcs could help with various conditions.

The reasoning behind the Bio-Kult dosage

Bio-Kult is a unique multi-species, multi-strain probiotic with 14 strains of beneficial bacteria. All our strains to read more

The Role of Probiotics in Allergic Diseases

The incidence of allergic diseases is ever increasing, now affecting up to 20% of children in the Western population. Click to read more

The use of Probiotics in Athletes

Incidences of upper respiratory-tract infections (URTIs) and gastrointestinal (GI) illness, particularly diarrhoea... click to read more

Evidence for the use of Probiotics in Autism

Autism is a developmental disease characterised by a spectrum of symptoms ranging from decreased verbal ... click to read more

Auto Immunity and the Gut Connection

Auto-immunity is where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys the body’s own healthy to read more

Evidence for the use of Probiotics alongside conventional Cancer treatment

The use of probiotics is increasingly being considered alongside conventional cancer treatment to potentially to read more

Probiotic use in Infancy

Having a balanced gut flora is important for everyone, but especially important from birth to give the infant the best... click to read more

The developing role of Probiotics in Infant health, pregnancy and birth

The trillions of microorganisms in the gut play an essential role in supporting strong immune and digestive to read more

The use of Probiotics alongside Antibiotics

The introduction of antibiotics was a real turning point for mainstream medicine. Antibiotics have saved many to read more

The Influence of the Gut Flora on the Development of IBS

IBS is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders, affecting 10-15% of adults. Abdominal pain, alterations of to read more