Preclinical evidence in the management of viral respiratory infections
The gut microbiome plays a key role in many immunological functions, including helping to protect against pathogens, through colonisation of mucosal surfaces and production of antimicrobial substances, and regulation of the immune system1, 2.
Certain probiotics may to help protect against the incidence, severity and/or duration of respiratory viruses3-5. This relationship between immune health, the gut microbiota and probiotics is a relatively new area of research, and more research is needed to confirm interactions and effects.
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