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Different Probiotic Strains Have Different Effect’s: Let’s Take A Look At Some of Them

A glance at Lacto and Bifido Strain Benefits:

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus – Maintains integrity of intestinal walls.
  • Lactobacillus fermentum – Helps neutralize toxic products made during digestion, promotes a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut.
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus – The “travel probiotic“- found to be effective in reducing occurrences of traveler’s diarrhea.
  • Bifidobacteria bifidum – Promotes healthy digestion in both small and large intestines; especially helpful for proper digestion of dairy.
  • Bifidobacteria longum – Helps crowd out bad bacteria, helps neutralize everyday toxins in the gut, breaks down carbohydrates without producing excess gas.

Saccharomyces boulardii: a non-pathogenic, transient (non-colonising) yeast, originally extracted from the lychee fruit, rather than a bacteria.

  • S. boulardii is the only yeast that has been formally recognised as a probiotic.
  • Non-pathogenic transient (non-colonizing) yeast.
  • Broad anti-pathogenic function/action especially on Candida, Escherichia coli and Salmonella.
  • Increases the brush border enzymes in the intestinal wall, e.g. alkaline phosphatases and a-glucosidases, so may help to optimise nutrient absorption.
  • Secrets an enzyme (leucine aminopeptidase) that helps to prevent allergies to common dietary proteins developing after gut damage resulting from gastroenteritis.
  • Promotes the secretion of the immunoglobulin secretory IgA (sIgA), a vital part of our immune defences against incoming pathogens and toxins.
  • Reduces antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD), traveller’s diarrhoea, IBS-D, and acute or chronic diarrhoea in children and in adults.

Spore-based Bacillus strains have the ability to:

  • Survive the harsh conditions of the stomach 100%.
  • Identify pathogenic organisms (and once they do this, they produce natural antibiotics to help kill off the bad bacteria…).
  • Competitively exclude the overgrowth of opportunistic organisms.
  • Create compounds and nutrients to feed the good bacteria in the gut including antioxidants & vitamins.

The Bacillus subtilis strain benefits, include:

  • Produces many enzymes, several of which help break down food including plant materials the human body can’t digest.
  • Has been shown to inhibit the growth of H. pylori, an organism associated with the occurrence of ulcers Has beneficial effects on the immune system.
  • Produces some fungicidal compounds, which control fungal pathogens such as Candida.

Any statements or products mentioned herein this article are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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