Lactobacilli produce substances and metabolites like bacteriocins, organic acids, and hydrogen peroxide that are important for the balance of the microbial ecosystem in the colon. They secrete lactic acid (which lowers the pH in the colon and provides nutrients for the host microflora), and they help the absorption of nutrients and maintain normal intestinal peristalsis.
The health-promoting properties of Lactobacilli have received well-deserved attention; they’re one of the most-used beneficial bacteria in probiotic products. They have a high tolerance to acid and bile, and a capability to adhere to intestinal surfaces and produce substances that support the balance of gut flora and maintenance of the intestinal barrier.
Supreme Probiotic contains a total of 7 strains of Lactobacilli. Following both global and European recommendations, we’ve included a selection of well-studied strains that enhance good bacteria balance and support immune health.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (L.GG) is the most studied strain in modern science; many reviews support its beneficial effects (and primarily the support of overall gut health, especially during and after antibiotic intake). L.GG has one of the highest levels of recommendation by ESPGHAN and WGO in their guidelines for the use of probiotics1.*
L. acidophilus is another strain which has been shown to support gut and immune health. It colonizes intestines and is resistant to some ABs.
L. plantarum, known for its ability to withstand a wide range of temperature changes, supports digestive health and a healthy immune system.
L. paracasei, L. casei, L. reuteri and L. gassetri are probiotic strains in the Lactobacilli group that help support oxidative stress management, immune function support, and digestive system balance.
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