Aim of this Study
This study is being conducted, in order to test the effect of probiotic (a good bacteria that’s named Bifidobacterium breve, extract VMIC223 on the immune-markers and gut microbiota composition in healthy adults between the age of 50-65 years old). The study seeks to find out if taking a capsule of probiotic once, twice or four times a day will aid the immune system and the gut bacteria. The supplements are safe for humans to consume and they can enhance the immune system as well as helping with health conditions like food intolerance, stomach issues and provide protection from food poisoning
Treatment period (3 weeks) whereby you will be randomly assigned to take either the probiotics or an identically looking (called placebo, explained below)
The active capsules will contain starch and probiotic, while the placebo will only contain starch. Both treatments will be in identical packaging and you and the investigators will not know if you are taking the treatment or the placebo until the end of the study.
Whiles looking at the DATA and interpreting the Data, SPSS software needs to be used in order to produce, graphs and tables that will compare the before and after treatment between the groups. This is for the RESULT and DISCUSSION section of the dissertation and should be 2000-2500 WORDS. When evaluating and comparing the participants stool, the GI symptoms diary Bristol stool form Scale needs to be referred to. The PANAS questionnaire form and all the forms needed are attached and needs to be referred to.
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