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Supplementation with probiotics is worth supporting with natural sources of bacteria facilitating intestinal microflora, coming from fermented products, such as characteristic to Polish diet silage products.
In order to tighten the intestines, it is worth considering additional supplementation based on glutamine and butyrates.
What is Bifidobacterium lactis?
Bifidobacterium lactis is a strain of probiotic bacteria capable of producing lactic acid which are classifed as gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria. They populate naturally the end part of the ileum and large intestine. Their main function is to compete for nutrients and adhesion sites with pathogenic bacteria. Their properties can be thus desribed as antidiarrhoeal, regenerating the intestinal mucosa, helping the body take in more micronutrients and regulating intestinal peristalsis.
This bacteria strain has also the ability to produce lactic acid from lactose or other substances which will hinder indirectly (by acidifying the environment) or directly (by killing bacteria) the growth and survival of such pathogenic bacteria as Salmonella or Helicobacter pylori.
The supplementation with probiotic strains helps restore healthy intestinal microflora which is nowadays disrupted by many negative environmental factors.
Lactobacillus brevis – what is it?
Lactobacillus brevis is a Gram-positive bacteria species of the Lactobacillus genus. There are 16 different strains of L. Brevis bacteria.
The bacterium is used for restoring homeostasis in intestinal microbiota. It can be also helpful in promoting immunity and treatment of vaginal inflammation and urinary system infections. Just like other Lactobacillus bacteria, it can produce lactic acid from carbohydrates in the process of fermentation. Thus it creates slightly acidic environment, which hinders the survival of many pathogens. There are many indications that the use of L. brevis during antibiotic treatment, aiming at the fight against Clostridium difficile, can raise its effectiveness and reduce the risk of bothersome complications.
What is Lactobacillus casei?
Lactobacillus casei is a bacterium of the genus Lactobacillus which ferments lactic acid. The substrates for lactic acid production are sugar compounds, such as glucose or lactose. Due to its ability to break down the disaccharide lactose to simpler carbohydrates, the bacterium can reduce dairy intolerance. It is found in the urinary bladder where it thus competes with pathogens of the urinary system and reduces infections and the incidence of cancer.
Lactobacillus casei supports the treatment of ailments associated with stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori and treats diarrhoea related to Clostridium difficile infection. Promising results of studies were obtained in relation to the influence of this probiotic strain on the occurrence of allergies. Therefore, its positive effect has been demonstrated on acne, dermatitis, respiratory tract infections, problems with oral cavity and rheumatoid arthritis. By controlling digestion, it helps to maintain a healthy cholesterol ratio.
Lactobacillus casei is found mainly in complex probiotic or symbiotic formulas available at www.muscle-zone.pl
Lactococcus lactis (formerly Streptococcus lactis) are Gram-positive bacteria, capable of conducting lactic fermentation, considered to be the so-called safe microorganisms (GRAS – generally recognizes as safe), possessing probiotic properties. They can be found in food products such as kvass, cheeses, yoghurts. In addition, they naturally occur in the human digestive system.
In addition to a beneficial effect on the gastrointestinal tract and the condition of the gut, Lactococcus lactis bacteria promote the strengthening of immunity; they may alleviate allergy symptoms and promote normal blood pressure. They also demonstrate antioxidant properties and increase the activity of endogenous antioxidant enzymes – catalase, superoxide dismutase, and glutathione peroxidase.
In supplementation, they are most often combined with other strains. They can be found in many probiotic formulas available at www.muscle-zone.pl
What is Lactobacillus acidophilus?
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a strain of rod-shaped bacteria with the ability to produce lactic acid which is beneficial to our health. These bacteria reside mainly in the intestinal mucosa. Like other probiotic strains, it can easily survive adverse conditions prevailing in specific sections of the digestive tract. As a result, it passes through the small intestine after oral administration and adheres to epithelial cells, forming small colonies. What is more, the strain was detected in the vagina, cervix and urethra. Owing to that, they can combat numerous diseases and maintain a healthy digestive and genitourinary system by competing with pathogenic microorganisms.
Apart from lactic acid production, the bacteria strain can synthesise also other organic acids which have the ability to inhibit the adhesion and proliferation of such pathogens as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, Candida albicans, Shigella, Clostridium, Listeria and Helicobacter. By maintaining the normal pH in the intestines, it promotes the digestion of food and absorption of micro- and macronutrients.
It has been reported that this strain is capable of synthesising vitamin K. Consequently, it supports proper blood clotting and has a positive impact on bone structure.
By synthesising lactase, it can also promote lactose digestion, whereby treating unpleasant digestive ailments after consuming dairy products. It uses many bacteriocins for fighting pathogens, such as acidolin, acidophilin, lactobacillin, lactocin and many more.
It is applied in medicine in the treatment of food poisoning, improving the body’s immunity and treating illnesses with antibiotics. It is a component of many prebiotic, probiotic and functional formulas and various nutritional supplements available at www.muscle-zone.pl
What is Lactobacillus salivarius?
Lactobacillus salivarius is a probiotic bacterium found mainly in the colon, small intestine and vagina, but it has been also detected in the oral cavity. It competes on populated areas with pathogens for a source of nutrients and adhesion site, hereby supporting other friendly bacteria strains in fighting pathogens. By adhering to the intestinal mucosa, it supports the intestinal barrier function. It has also a significant immunomodulatory action. It improves the balance between Th1 and Th1 helper cells in asthmatics, showing consequently an anti-inflammatory action. It inhibits the secretion of proinflammatory cytokines and supports the treatment of many skin allergies.
By producing lactic acid, bacteriocins and small amounts of hydrogen peroxide, it inhibits the growth or reduces the number of fungi of the genus Candida, E.coli, Salmonella ssp., Streptococcus pyogenes and Helicobacter pylori. Along with Bifidobacterium breve, it promotes the removal of Streptococcus mutans in the oral cavity which is responsible for tooth decay, dental plaque formation and mouth ulcers.
Promising results have been also observed in reducing pain. It results from the fact that Lactobacillus salivarius has the ability to induce the expression of receptors associated with pain relief, in particular OPRM1 in the intestines. What is more, it influences the brain-gut connection, hereby improving gut health after taking antibiotics or damaged by pathogens. As a result, it can contribute to improving cognitive functions, reducing depressive states and anxiety. It has also shown a beneficial impact on the cardiovascular system by reducing cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
Lactobacillus salivarius is found mainly in complex probiotic or symbiotic formulas available at www.muscle-zone.pl
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