The scientists behind Howaru®
Dr. MARKUS LEHTINEN, PhD
Principal Scientist | Immune Health INNOVATOR
“I work in a team that investigates what kind of effects bacteria, tiny living creatures in our gut, have on human health. My role is to help the team to understand the effect of bacteria on the immune system, composed of tiny human cells, that fights off the bad bacteria and takes care of the good bacteria.”
Why do you think it’s important to take probiotics?
“Human studies in the past decade have shown associations between dysbiotic microbiota and health risks. Thus, having healthy microbiota could help in maintaining health. Although much research is still required to prove health benefits of specific probiotics, they are safe to use with no harm and have potential in maintaining the homeostasis of the microbiota that supports human health.”