Does kimchi Lactobacilli survive the stomach acid

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page2- Jennifer Response
page3- Cristina Response
Original Forum
We have all heard about the variety of foods that claim to improve our health in some way or another. Of keen interest is to improve our immune system by consuming certain foods. A key term that has come into use is Probiotics. Yogurt, especially those that state, active live cultures, claim to boost our immune system but are these claims true? Are the advertising and marketing of these products true to their claims?
Immunity is not a single or simple process but a complex and ever changing system. In order to better understand what or if super foods exist that could potentially improve immunity, it is necessary to address what part of the immune system these foods might exert any effect. Is it possible to eat a food or foods that enhance our immunity? Are there any scholarly studies to support such claims?
Review Chapters 17 and 18 of your textbook for a review of Innate and Adaptive Host Defenses.
And then visit Harvard Health Publications
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
For this forum, choose ONE of the following products. Each of them claim they are probiotic. Do some research on it to determine if it has any scientific validity or if the probiotic key word is a marketing strategy used to get attention and boost sales.
Choose only ONE
Topic 1. Activia- Federal Trade Commission
Topic 2. Kimchi- Does kimchi Lactobacilli survive the stomach acid?
Topic 3. Kefir- Frontiers in Microbiology
Compose prose to address the following questions;
-What part of immunity or our immune system might probiotics exert an effect, if any?
-Explain the proposed mechanism(s) of how probiotics work?
-Does one have to buy a special brand of the products for it to work?
-You only chose one of the topics, but what is the common denominator from all of them (it’s a microbe)?
Student Responses
Hello everyone,
Growing up my dad would always take a probiotic pill saying it promotes good health. I went to a nutrition store in town called 5Star nutrition and they gave me the whole probiotics are good for you and I bought a package of the pill form. All I can say is it helped me used the bathroom better.
Probiotics are said to contain a live microbial feed that balances the microbial bacteria in the intestines.
I find it wild that up to 500 million species of bacteria may be in the large intestine at any point in time. With that being said, probiotics enhance host defense mechanisms. This means that stabilizing microflora, a bacteria that develops after birth will allow the immune system to have a better chance at fighting off harmful pathogens.
You can buy probiotics in “pearl” pill form or in the form of food. I have heard that yogurt cleanses the body and is a good probiotic, but after reading about Activia’s lack of proof showing that their yogurt is a probiotic, I wonder what other companies lie about food and the benefits for you.
Before this forum I had not heard of the health benefits of Kimchi or Kefir and what they use to convey their health benefits. No matter if it is Activia, Kimchi, or Kefir studies show that the corresponding microbe enhances health benefits for the digestive system. I chose to read more in-depth about Activia and the misinformation they advertised to the public. They advertised what the public wanted to hear; that there is this delicious product that improves your health, so buy it by the cases. This proved to be very false as told by the Federal Trade Commission.
Works Cited
E., Y., P., H., S., & S. (2001, February 01). Probiotics: Effects on immunity. Retrieved October 29, 2018, from
Dannon Agrees to Drop Exaggerated Health Claims for Activia Yogurt and DanActive Dairy Drink. (2013, September 30). Retrieved October 29, 2018, from