The most prevalent species of probiotic, found in the small intestines. Produces natural antibiotics like lactocidin, acidophilin, etc., which support stronger immunity. It has known antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, E.coli and Candida albicans.
A lactic acid producing organism important in the synthesis of vitamins D and K.
Helps keep healthy metabolic balance in the digestive tract. Transient; benefits digestion through enzyme activity.
Provides several health-promoting effects through the production of bacteriocins, compounds that inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria in the small intestine. Digests food, detoxifies toxins, able to implant in the small intestine and mouth.
Colonizes, acidifies and protects the small intestine, and can quickly establish itself in the large intestine. Inhibits the growth of streptococci and clostridia, creates anaerobic conditions which favor the implantation of bifidobacteria, and produces biologically desirable lactic acid. Favorably affects lactose intolerance. Detoxifies environmental toxins.
Important in normalizing the gut flora of those dealing with chronic bowel conditions and shows potential as an effective inhibitor of H. pylori, an organism associated with the occurrence of ulcers.