Lenka Šofranková, Ľubica Jakušová, Peter Bánovčin
Probiotics are live microorganisms improving the barrier function of the intestine. They have positive impact on the physical, chemical, microbial and immune barrier and stimulate intestinal motility. Pathologically increased of gut permeability is the result of intestinal barrier disruption that is the most commonly associated with allergic and diarrheal diseases in infancy. Administration of probiotics in these diseases occurs to stabilize the intestinal barrier and reduce gut permeability to antigens.