Bifidobacterium infantis – what is it?
Bifidobacterium infantis is a lactic acid bacterium present in the digestive system. It is an anaerobic bacterium, which can convert carbohydrates into lactic acid.
Bacterium is beneficial for people struggling with irritable bowel syndrome, as it reduces bloating and gas, the risk of diarrhoea and abdominal pain. B. infantis can reduce inflammations associated with particular diseases, such as psoriasis, colitis ulcerosa or chronic fatigue syndrome. What is interesting, it can quickly strengthen the intestinal barrier. Thanks to that, it contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system. It will be also helpful in case of intestinal dysbiosis, as it can fight harmful bacteria, by producing factors which will cause their death and competing over receptors in the intestinal lining to which it could attach.