What is probiotics: 101

What is Probiotics?
What kind of efficacy do probiotics have?
What is the strength of probiotics?

What are probiotics? I think a lot of you hear and see this word not only in the beauty industry but also in other industries such as food, and health related.
In recent years, probiotic beauty is getting really common ad becoming a trend.
In this article today, I am going to explain the definition of probiotics and share some efficacy of them as well. Also since there are several types of probiotics, let me share that as well.
Let’s get started!!

What is probiotics

In the first section, let me share the definition of probiotics and some benefits as well.
Also, there are several requirements to be called “probiotics” so I will explain that in detail.

The definition

probiotics are known for live microorganisms that produce useful effects when consumed in proper amounts, and the most common one is lactobacillus like you know from yogurt, natto, and cheese.

Lactobacilli in normal yogurt are really weak by digestive juices such as stomach acid and rarely reach the intestines alive. On the other hand, it is known that some lactic acid bacteria, such as Bifidobacterium “gasseri” and Bifidobacterium “bifidum”, reach the intestines alive and perform better functions in the intestines for human health.

The benefits

I think there are so many benefits but let me explain some of them.
In this section, I would like to focus on three benefits, 1, Improvement of constipation and diarrhea, 2.Improved immune function and 3. Allergy suppression.

Improvement of constipation and diarrhea

The intestine is a very important place for human health.
As many people may know, it is very important to keep the intestines in good condition, and by keeping them in good condition, we can maintain good health.

By firmly taking lactobacilli, the intestinal environment is improved, and intestinal disorders such as constipation and diarrhea can be prevented.
Don’t you actually think of taking lactobacilli when they feel constipated?

Improved immune function

It is said that 70% of human immune cells are concentrated in the intestines.
Pathogens are eliminated by various cells in the intestines, and intestinal bacteria are involved with these immune cells. For example, it is well known that an increase in lactobacilli strengthens the immune system. It is also known that the cell walls of lactobacilli contain immune-enhancing factors, which stimulate lymphocytes in the intestines.

Allergy suppression

In recent years, it has been revealed one after another that intestinal bacteria are deeply involved in the development of allergic symptoms. Disturbance of good and bad bacteria in the gut can lead to allergic symptoms. Indeed, haven’t you seen advertisements recently saying that lactobacilli are good for hay fever, etc.?

Probiotics are one of the most popular topics in medical science, with the goal of identifying and marketing bacteria that can lower food allergies, allergic rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis in the future.

Requirements as a probiotic

In order to be recognized as a probiotic, there are several requirements.

  • There would be a lot of people who will take probiotics, so the top priority is “safety”.
Bacteria that reach the intestines alive
  • The bacteria must reach the intestines alive, strong and strong enough to withstand gastric juices, etc., to be effective.
Proven effectiveness
  • It is important that people actually can see the effects by taking them.

Other than the above:

  1. Originally a member of the intestinal bacteria
  2. Eble to grow in the lower gastrointestinal tract
  3. Effective bacteria counts can be maintained in food and other forms
  4. Not expensive and easy to handle

What is probiotics: Skincare

In the last section, I mainly focused on probiotics in the medical science aspect but in this section, I would like to focus on skincare.
Probiotics are quite popular not only in medical science but also in the beauty field!

The definition

Simply speaking, probiotics skincare is a skincare that includes bacteria in it. Probiotics have been gathering a lot of attention in recent years because it has been found that they can be used not only for eating but also for applying directly to the skin, which can be effective for beautiful skin.
Certainly, looking at how it works inside the body, it seems to work well even when applied directly to the skin, doesn’t it?

Why we need bacteria

When we heard the word “bacteria”, I think most of you automatically think of it as a bad thing, however, as I’ve been told in this article, it is always not a bad thing.

There are a lot of reasons for losing good bacteria on your skin such as Irregular lifestyle and disordered eating habits, and these habits can lead having breakouts.
I know, it is quite easy to lose beneficial/good bacteria but by maintaining a good balance of beneficial bacteria, the intestinal environment and skin environment are maintained in a good state, resulting in good health.

Can you skincare could reduce bacteria?

Can skincare reduce good bacteria on your skin? The answer is yes.

In daily life, people wash their face in the morning and night time and if you wash too much to remove makeup, dirt, and face wash, you may be washing away more than necessary the good bacteria originally present in the skin, creating an environment in which bad bacteria can easily increase.

Therefore, it makes sense why people should take probiotics items not only from food or supplements but also from probiotics skincare items.

What is probiotics: Types

I was only focusing on probiotics until now but did you know that there are many different types of biotics, not just one type?
In this section, let me explain three types of them.


The first one is “probiotcs” as you know.

As I mentioned in the early paragraph, probiotics are known for live microorganisms that produce useful effects when consumed in proper amounts, and the most common one is lactobacillus like you know from yogurt, natto, and cheese.


The second one is called “Prebiotics”. It maintains good and healthy intestinal flora by giving as a food source that nourishes the good bacteria in the intestines. By seraving food for the good bacteria in the intestines through their intake, they nurture the good bacteria and regulate the intestinal environment. Oligosaccharides, soluble fiber, and insoluble fiber are the main ingredients.


The last one is quite new and getting popular which is “Postbiotics”.

Postbiotics is the general term for metabolites produced by intestinal bacteria based on food ingested by humans that have good functions for humans. By using intestinal bacteria metabolites, rather than just letting the intestinal bacteria do the work, it is possible to keep health conditions. They are expected to prevent and improve lifestyle-related diseases, as well as improve the immune system in the human body, intestinal environment, and biological regulatory capacity. Intestinal bacterial metabolites’ examples are HYA, short-chain fatty acids (acetic acid, butyric acid, etc.), and equol.

What kind of items you can create

Recently there are a lot of types of probiotics items. Mainly you can create supplements and beauty drinks. Also, powder foam is also quite popular right now.
As I mentioned in the early paragraph, skincare items such as lotion, serum, and cream are also an option and this may be a good starter item as the demand in this market is currently in a phase of growth!


In today’s article, I explained and share some information about probiotics. It does not just cleanse the skin or improve the intestinal environment; as a result, it has various effects such as improving immune function and suppressing allergies. Probiotics may not be a word you hear that often, but they are a very familiar and necessary part of our daily diet, so you can see why they are becoming so popular.

We can handle various types of products, and we are happy to consult with you.
I hope this article helps anyone considering making probiotics items.



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