Lactobacillus

We mostly don't get sick. Most often, bacteria are keeping us well - Bonnie Bassler

Lactobacillus

image by: Crismas Drogaria Manipulação Ortopédicos - Farmácia Integrada
     

HWN Recommends

Lactobacillus - the ‘pioneer’ of probiotics?

The bacterium most often used in probiotics is the Lactobacillus. There are several reasons for its popularity.

Firstly, lactobacilli are found naturally in the human microflora. They are particularly common in the small bowel. Lactobacilli grow in atmospheres free of oxygen or containing small amounts of oxygen. The oxygen present in the small bowel is gradually exhausted by aerobic (oxygen-using) bacteria, only small amounts remain in the terminal ileum (the last part of the small intestine), and this is where most lactobacilli are found.

Lactobacilli feed almost exclusively on sugars, of which there are plenty in the intestine. They are however quite ‘fussy eaters’, in that…

read full article

Resources

Related Articles

The Pros and Cons of the Probiotics Trend

The Pros and Cons of the Probiotics Trend

Probiotics are here, and they're spreading across the country. But they've always been here. The only question is whether we should follow the hype and go out of your way to get more of them.

The Pros and Cons of the Probiotics Trend

The Pros and Cons of the Probiotics Trend

Probiotics are here, and they're spreading across the country. But they've always been here. The only question is whether we should follow the hype and go out of your way to get more of them.

The Pros and Cons of the Probiotics Trend

The Pros and Cons of the Probiotics Trend

Probiotics are here, and they're spreading across the country. But they've always been here. The only question is whether we should follow the hype and go out of your way to get more of them.

Stay Connected

©2020 | HealthWorldNet, Inc. | 109473

Last Updated : Monday, July 27, 2020