Lactobacillus fermentum is a Gram-positive lactic acid bacillus. It is commonly found in fermented products; it is also part of the normal intestinal microflora. Some strains of this species (PCC, ME-3, and CECT5716) have been recognized as probiotic bacteria, i.e. those that have beneficial effects on the human body.
Of all the probiotic bacteria, L. fermentum shows the greatest antioxidant potential. They are able to increase the level of glutathione and other endogenous antioxidant enzymes. In addition, they prevent the oxidation of the LDL cholesterol fraction and contribute to the improvement of the lipid profile. They also inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria and fungi, including the most problematic – drug-resistant staphylococcal strains.
They are most often used as a support in the therapy of intestinal diseases and in the prevention of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases. They also work well for recurrent infections in the genitourinary system. In supplementation, they appear as a single preparation or one of the components of complex probiotic formulas available at www.muscle-zone.pl