Probiotics, balanced health and well being for us all
The International Probiotics Association (IPA) is an international organization equally split between industry and academia and its goal is to provide a unique forum for the exchange of research and latest breakthroughs in probiotic technology and new product development.
The path defined by the probiotics road map began in the mist of time. Almost stationary for over four millenia, the first discernable change occurred in the mid 16th C. Progress thereafter was stimulated by series of very important steps in the development of general science. The timely arrival of a giant advocate at the end of 19th C led directly to spasmodic series of developments in Europe, followed by USA and thence to Japan where it largely remained until 1974 when Parker gave identity and visibility to that small, remarkable, highly specific range of bacteria with important common properties, by naming them ˝probiotics˝.