MICROENCAPSULATION OF PROBIOTIC: TECHNIQUES & BIOMATERIALS
Rajani Chauhan*, Vinod Singh, Seema Bisht Chauhan
The oral administration of most of the probiotics results in the lack of ability to survive in a high proportion of the harsh conditions of acidity and bile concentration commonly encountered in the gastrointestinal tract of humans. Providing Probiotic living cells with a physical barrier against adverse environmental conditions is therefore an approach currently receiving considerable interest. Probiotic encapsulation
technology has the potential to protect microorganisms and to deliver them into the gut. This review focuses mainly on the methodological approach of Probiotic encapsulation including biomaterials selection.
Keywords: Probiotics, Biomaterials, Microencapsulation
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