September 19, 2021

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Good Probiotic Bacteria Strains

The Good Bacteria

Our bodies are home to a mix of good and bad bacteria. They’re pretty much everywhere. That includes the mouth, gut, and skin. What I want to talk about is the gut bacteria. The reason I want to focus on good probiotic bacteria strains is that it helps to protect us by crowding out some of their dangerous relatives that can cause disease.

Basically speaking, there is only a handful of “bad” bacteria out there. Of the total bacteria in our bodies, a healthy balance is usually about 85% good bacteria and 15% bad. Sometimes and for some, that balance can get out-of-order ending up with more bad than there should be.

Within each species of bacteria, there is a multitude of strains. Some within certain species are strong and resilient. They have a great capacity to survive the trip through the upper digestive tract and interact with the immune system to inhibit pathogenic bacteria. Other strains are weak and cannot even survive transit through the stomach or small intestine.

What’s important to know is that just because one strain of bacteria in a given species has a proven action or characteristic, it does not mean that another strain will too, even if they are closely related. It should also be noted that a probiotic strain that works in one condition will not necessarily be effective for other conditions.

The Harmful Bacteria

Harmful bacteria are those which can trigger a response from our body’s immune system most commonly represented as symptoms of a disease present in many forms, not always visible to the human eye.

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First, they will enter your large intestine and find a suitable space to inhabit. Next, they will begin to grow in numbers and occupy more and more space on your gut wall. The “harmful” bacteria possess antigens that elicit these immune responses within our bodies. Opportunistic pathogens, under normal conditions, does not immediately trigger an immune response.

They exist as common bacterial flora in the human body. They wait for the immune system to be at its weakest when they express their antigenic content to make the immune system even weaker and stretch its fighting capabilities.

To achieve desired therapeutic outcomes, it is vital to prescribe specific probiotic strains that have shown the qualities required with the condition in question whenever possible, because strains of bacteria, even with the same species, can have different therapeutic actions and characteristics.

Gut Restoration

To restore your gut to optimal health we have to reintroduce some beneficial strains and species of bacteria that have been reduced in your digestive tract. These are taken as a supplement called Probiotics

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Probiotic bacteria inhabit the gut and keep out non-beneficial microorganisms from what you eat, medicines taken and the stress you experience.

17 Beneficial Bacterial Strains

1. Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Helps to:

•relieve gas, bloating and digestive conditions
•improve lactose intolerance
•improve blood pressure
•improve cholesterol
•fight viral, bacterial & fungal infections
•improve Infant conditions
•reduce allergy severity

2. Bifidobacterium Bifidum

Helps to:

•establish initial infant microflora
•fight yeast overgrowths
•decrease inflammation
•fight E. coli infections
•prevent and treat acute diarrhea
•decrease allergies
•reduce ulcers
•fight candida
•support the production of vitamins in the gut
•inhibit harmful bacteria
•support immune system response

3. Bifidobacterium Longum

Helps to:

support liver function
•reduce inflammation
•remove lead and heavy metals

4. Lactobacillus Brevis

Helps to:

•boost cellular immunity
•enhance natural T-killer cells
•kill h. pyloric bacteria
•reduce periodontal disease
•reduce mouth ulcers
•reduce urinary oxalate levels (kidney stones)
•decrease H. pylori colonization


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5. Streptococcus Thermophilus

Helps to:

•improve digestion
•reduce antibiotic-associated diarrhea
•decrease ulcerative colitis symptoms
•decrease Leaky Gut Symptoms
•improve lactose digestion
•decrease IBS symptoms
•decrease acute diarrhea
•enhance immunity
•prevent & fight upper respiratory •infections (eg. pneumonia)
•fights AIDS symptoms
•increases immunity
•improves non-breast-fed infant probiotic flora
•reduce symptoms of atopic dermatitis
•decrease chances of kidney stones
•increase HDL (good cholesterol)
•increase anti-tumor activity
•decrease baby colic

6. Bifidobacterium Infantis

Helps to:

•alleviate IBS symptoms
•reduce IBS symptoms
• acute diarrhea
•protect the vaginal canal from infection and invasion
•reduce the risk of kidney stones
•reduce urinary oxalate (associated with kidney stones)

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Benefits for Babies and Infants

Helps to:

•establish infant microflora
•reduce death among very low birth weight infants
•increase immunity among very low birth weight infants
•improve immune system
•reduce inflammatory allergic response

7. Bifidobacterium Breve

Helps to:

• alleviate constipation in children
•Improves skin health
•improve infants’ weight gain
•helps alleviate abdominal pain and boost stool frequency in children
•reduces diarrhea
• improve serum levels of total cholesterol, fasting glucose and insulin
•combat obesity
•those with asthma
•alleviate the symptoms of allergic rhinitis
•boost the immune system
•reduce hypersensitivity to cow’s milk
elimination of toxins.

8. Bacillus Coagulans

Helps to:

•improves nutrient absorption
•reduce inflammation and arthritis

9. Lactobacillus Rhamnosus

Helps to:

•prevent adhesion by intestinal and urogenital pathogens
•inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria and yeast
•manage diabetes
•increase glucose control
•boost immunity effects
•fight bacterial infections
•decrease frequency of ear infections
•decrease frequency of respiratory infections
•fight vaginosis
•decrease frequency & severity of colds and flu
•inhibit ulcer-causing H. pylori
•stimulate general immunity
•enhance immunity in HIV/AIDS patients
•decrease HIV/AIDS symptoms
•reduce allergies and inflammation
•reduce general inflammation
•decrease eczema symptoms
•prevent atopic eczema
•stimulate infant growth
•decrease colic
fight cancer
•stimulate tumor-killing activity
•decrease colon cancer risk
•decrease leaky gut symptoms
•decrease IBS symptoms
•decrease constipation
•lower bad cholesterol
•decrease LDL-cholesterol

10. Lactobacillus Reuteri

Helps to:

•inhibit the growth of intestinal and urogenital harmful organisms
• kill HIV and other viruses through its acid production
•produce hydrogen peroxide that many believe is important in vaginal health
•inhibit gingivitis
•stimulate growth and feeding among preterm infants
•decrease dyspepsia
•reduce nausea
•reduce flatulence
•reduce salivary mutants
•reduce plaque on teeth
•inhibit vaginal candidiasis
•decrease symptoms of IBS reduce
•IgE eczema in infancy reduce infant colic
•reduce vagina pH
•reduce colds and influenza
•stabilize barrier function (reducing intestinal permeability)
•decrease atopic dermatitis

11. Lactobacillus Salivarius

Helps to:

•improves digestive health
•improves immunity
•improves dental health

12. Lactobacillus Helveticus

Helps to:

•reduce blood pressure
•improve sleep quality
•increase levels of serum calcium in the blood
•decrease PTH (associated with bone loss)
•normalize microflora colonization composition for infants fed formula

13. Lactobacillus Casei

Helps to:

•support immunity
•inhibit h. pylori
•helps fight infections
•Crohn’s disease
•inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
•irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
•lactose intolerance
•ulcerative colitis

Lactobacillus Casei Is Also Useful For Helping

Acne, hives, and fever blisters, allergies, eczema, dermatitis, cold, flu, and respiratory infection, ear infection. Oral health problems such as plaque, gingivitis, and canker sores. Helicobacter pylori infection, which causes stomach ulcers, Lyme disease, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a serious intestinal disease common in premature infants. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) urinary tract and vaginal infections.

14. Bifidobacterium Lactis

Helps to:

•decrease cavity-causing bacteria in the mouth
•fight dental caries
•enhance immunity
•reduce the frequency & severity of respiratory diseases
increase vaccination immune response
•increase immunity among the elderly
•strengthen the immune system
•reduce colds and flu
•reduce allergies
•Inflammation symptoms
•sensitivity symptoms

15. Lactococcus Lactis

Helps to:

•fight cancerous tumors
•increase tumoricidal activity
•improve digestive conditions
•improve general digestive comfort
•decrease intestinal permeability
•decrease lactose intolerance
•normalize bowel movements
•decrease IBS symptoms
•decrease constipation
•treat acute diarrhea

16. Lactobacillus Bulgaricus

Helps to:

•decrease triglycerides
•LDL levels, total cholesterol
•increase immunity and fight viruses
•decrease leaky gut symptoms
•decrease diarrhea & nausea
•improve dairy digestion
•decrease inflammation
•improve IBS symptoms
•decrease tooth decay
•manage HIV symptoms
•fight dyspepsia

17. L. Plantarum

Helps to:

•improve your digestion
•increase your immunity
•improve overall health

Some of the strains listed can help in the same area as others but what I wanted was to give you a basic sample list of what each strain of good bacteria could help. This list will give you an idea of what they are broadly used for, especially if you are looking to invest in your health by choosing to take a probiotic, for yourself or your loved ones.

I hope this in some way it can help you on your health journey. Leave a comment or question below if you like.

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