Xpeer course: The rationale behind why and how to choose a probiotic

Created 05 January 2023
Updated 23 January 2024

About this article

Created 05 January 2023
Updated 23 January 2024

Synopsis of the course

In recent years, probiotics have gained enormous scientific relevance, as there has been an increasing number of studies supporting probiotic health benefits beyond the digestive tract, including oral, liver, skin, vaginal and urinary tract health. However, not all probiotics are the same. The decision of choosing a probiotic should be based on clinical recommendations based on their efficacy to treat certain pathologies. Among a wide variety of probiotic products, how to choose one? And why? This course will give you the clues and rationale behind selecting a probiotic. Moreover, do not miss the opportunity of learning from a renowned expert some misconceptions and practical recommendations regarding probiotics use!

Who is Mary Ellen Sanders?

  • Mary Ellen Sanders, PhD, is an internationally recognized consultant in the area of probiotic microbiology.
  • She was the founding president and is currently the executive science officer of the scientific society, ISAPP. Dr. Sanders has authored over 120 peer-reviewed, scientific publications on efficacy substantiation, microbiology and regulatory issues pertaining to probiotics. Since 2017, She is Chair of the United States Pharmacopeia’s Probiotics Expert Panel and o-Chair of World Gastroenterology Organisation Committee preparing practice guidelines for the use of probiotics and prebiotics for GI indications.
  • Conflicts of Interest Statement: The author declares receiving consulting fees by California Dairy Research Foundation, Church & Dwight, Mead Johnson, and PepsiCo; giving presentations in conferences sponsored by Kerry, Associated British Foods, Mead Johnson, Fairlife, GlaxoSmithKline, Trouw Nutrition, and serving on advisory boards for Cargill, Sanofi, Danone North America, Danone Research, Winclove Probiotics, and Yakult.

What is Xpeer?

Xpeer Medical Education is the first accredited medical education app in the market, with video microlearning engaging videos of just 5 minutes.

With a powerful algorithm to personalize the user experience and the contents as the most popular entertaining streaming platforms, it offers a brand new experience for the continuing education and professional development of the healthcare professionals.

Accredited by the European Union of Medical Specialists, it delivers high quality scientific medical education pieces. On Xpeer, you will find this curriculum on Microbiota and 500 hours of medical education in 2023 in your specialty, technologies and professional and personal skills.

Information on accreditation

The app Xpeer is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide official ECMEC credits recognized officially in 26 countries.

The credits for the users of the module will be 1 European CME credit (ECMEC®) for every hour (60 minutes of actual e-learning excluding introductions etc.) of use, provided that the users have completed a module and have passed the relevant assessment.

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"I will be deeply interested in this course"  -@huutrong69 (From Biocodex Microbiota Institute on X)