Probiotic Strains and their health benefits

Probiotic Strains and their health benefits.

This is a post in addition to the July newsletter

A table highlighting some common probiotic strains and their health benefits

 Genus & Species Populates Substance Emitted Health Benefits
Lactobacillus Rhamnosus Colon &Vagina Bacteriocins and Hydrogen peroxide Regulates Immune system:
Reinforces intestinal mucosal barrier and signals to lymphatic tissue. Effective in prevention of rotavirus in children, reduces allergies like hay fever and eczema, reduces respiratory tract infections.
Works synergistically with L. Brevis to prevent yeast overgrowth (candida). Helps with ADD (antibiotic associated diarrhea).
 Lactobacillus Plantarum  Mouth, Small Intestine &Colon  Lactic acid, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, anti-microbial peptides and exopoly-saccharides  Helps with food allergies, particular soy. Kills pathogen microbes due to hydrogen peroxide emission. Strong anti-inflammatory action, particular in colon. Alleviates symptoms of IBS, Crohn’s, and reduces risk of antibiotic associated colitis (inflammation of the colon).
Lactobacillus Casei Small Intestine &Colon Ferments sugar into lactic acid to reduce ph Stimulates immune system. Aids with break down of dairy foods, and can alleviate lactose intolerance
Lactobacillus Brevis Mouth, Colon &Vagina Lactic acid, CO2 and ethanol and/or acetic acid Anti-inflammatory for Crohn’s and Leaky Gut Syndrome.
Works synergistically with L. Rhamnosus to prevent yeast overgrowth. Reinforces mucosal membrane to reduce intestinal permeability, hence improve Leaky Gut Syndrome
 Lactobacillus Acidophilus  Small Intestine &Vagina  Hydrogen peroxide, diacetyl and bacteriocins  Assists in absorption of nutrients (B viatmins, calcium, iron).
Aids food intolerances
 Bifidobacterium Longum  Transverse &Descending Colon  Ferments sugars into lactic acid to reduce ph  Boosts immune system’s response to viral infections. Helps to normalise bowel movements, and prevent/alleviate constipation
Bifidobacterium Lactis  Transverse &Descending Colon  Ferments sugars into lactic acid to reduce ph  Increases number of T lymphocytes, hence, increases resistance to viral infections
 Bifidobacterium Breve  Descending Colon &Vagina  Lactic acid, acetic acid  May reduce yeast overgrowth. Improves symptoms of gas, diarrhea and bowel irritations
 Lactobacillus Gasseri  Small Intestine &Urogenital area  Hydrogen peroxide, diacetyl and bacteriocins  Protects against urogenital infections such as gardnerella vaginalis. Passed onto babies in breast milk
 Lactobacillus Salivarius Mouth, Small Intestine &Urogenital area  Hydrogen peroxide  Anti-microbial, reduces plaque, prevents vaginal infections, stimulates immune system
 Lactobacillus Reuteri Mouth, Small Intestine &Urogenital area   Hydrogen peroxide, diacetyl and bacteriocins  Immune protection to viral invasion, protects against yeast/urinary tract infections and gardnerella vaginalis, fights bacteria Helicobacter pylori, which is known to cause peptic ulcers. Involved with increasing vitamin D levels. Reduces frequency of infant colic. Found in breast milk.

If you can find a supplement including L. Rhamnosus and L. Plantarum, you are pretty well covered.
Healthy Essentials includes all the above, and provides very good dosage per capsule, too.
I do not get anything for promoting their products, I just believe that their product line is mostly pretty good, for a retail line.

The table above is an extract from information provided by Healthy Essentials



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