Here are all the players you get in this special mix of probiotics:
Lactobacillus acidophilus – One of the main bacterial strains found in your intestines, this strain may restore balance to your gut population. This strain is commonly used for treating diarrhea, and other stomach/intestinal issues.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus – This strain of bacteria was first discovered in 1938 and is used primarily to improve the function and integrity of the intestinal wall. This also may aid in digestion and could prevent the growth of harmful bacteria from invading your gut.
Bifidobacterium lactis – This strain of bacteria is commonly used to replenish “good” bacteria in the gut commonly destroyed by radiation, antibiotics, or chemotherapy. It is also a common treatment for conditions such as ulcerative colitis and many others.
Lactobacillus casei – Another one of the main bacterial strains that inhabit your intestines and urinary tract, this type of bacteria is considered beneficial for your health. It has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity in diabetics, replenish gut bacterial populations to normal, alleviate symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis, and may even lower inflammation levels.
Bifidobacterium breve – One of the more important bacterial strains, this strain may help break down and digest food particles – even those considered indigestible. It may also boost immunity. The downside of this strain is it is commonly destroyed in times of stress, illness, or injury. This helpful bacterium may lend a hand in protecting your health by boosting your immunity.
Bifidobacterium longum – Welcome to the KING of bacteria! Bifidobacterium longum may elicit the most benefits to your body. Not only does it maintain a normal digestive tract, it fights the growth of bad bacteria, boosts your immune system, lowers cholesterol, and prevents lactose intolerance.
Bifidobacterium bifidum – This bacterium is a vigilant fighter in the war against bad bacteria. Its main responsibility is to maintain a healthy gut bacterial population, but it also controls the influx of bad bacteria into your intestines, bolsters your immune system, and aids in the digestive process.
Streptococcus thermophilus – One of the oldest bacterial strains around, this bacterium was used as one of the starter strains for yogurt geared for improving health. Besides improving health and producing beneficial byproducts, streptococcus thermophilus breaks down casein (component in dairy) into smaller peptides. This may make it easier for digestion and absorption by your body.
Fructooligosaccharides – found naturally occurring in many foods, this acts as a fuel source for your gut bacteria, keeping them working overtime – without tiring – to support, improve, and protect your health.