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Probiotics: A Promising Tool for Calcium Absorption



Mahendrakumar R. Dubey1, *, Vipul P. Patel2
1 Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Dharamsinh Desai University, Nadiad – 387001, Gujarat, India
2 Principal, MEFGI-Faculty of Pharmacy, Marwadi University, Rajkot-Morbi Highway, Gauridad, Rajkot-360003, Gujarat, India


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© 2018 Mahendra kumar Ramrang Dubey.

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Abstract

As we know nutrients are necessary for the development and proper functioning of the human organism. Bioavailabilities of nutrients are the major concern rather than the supply of an adequate amount of nutrients in the diet. Many of the researches have been shown that the consumption of probiotics along with dairy foods buffers the acidity of the stomach and increases the bacterial survival rate into the intestine. A dairy product with probiotics also provides many of essential nutrients, including protein and calcium. From all the necessary nutrients the calcium having a major role in the human body including the development of bone and teeth are also regulating enzymes and many more. Calcium is the most essential nutrient, about 99% of calcium found in teeth and bone in the body and only 1% is found in serum. A numbers of researches have shown that adequate amount of calcium intake leads to reduce risk of fracture, Osteoporosis and Hypoglycaemia and diabetes in some population. Many of the researches suggested that the Probiotics having a significant role in improvement of calcium uptake and absorption, hence the present review gives information about the relationship of probiotics and calcium, ensuring higher bioavailability of calcium and promising a better bone health. Here, the review study showed a significant role of probiotics in calcium absorption and thus the bioavailabilities. Moreover, it is focused on glimpse of various studies and in-vitro models associated with the phenomena of calcium absorption and uptake.

Keywords: Probiotics, Importance of calcium, LAB, Calcium bioavailability, Bone health, Hypoglycaemia.