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.