Species: Bifidobacterium bifidum is one of the most common probiotic bacteria found in the body.
Location in the body: Stomach and intestines, vagina and mouth
This microbe produces: Gamma-Aminobutyric acid or γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a neurotransmitter found in the brain. GABA is a naturally occurring amino acid that works as a neurotransmitter blocking or inhibiting certain brain signals and decreasing activity in the nervous system. Researchers think GAMA may make a person calm or boost mood.
History: Discovered in 1899 by French paediatrician, Henry Tissier at the Pasteur Institute where he noticed a strange “Y” shaped microorganism in the stool of infants who had diarrhea.
Found in: Fermented foods such as yoghurt and kimchi, Miso, tempeh, pickles, sour dough bread, some vinegar, buttermilk, cured meats and certain wines.
What does this microbe do? It belongs to a group of bacteria sometimes known as lactic acid bacteria, it assists in the breakdown of food, the take-up of nutrients and prevents the imbalance of microbes caused by a take over of pathogenic bacteria.
Indications: Ulcerative colitis, IBS, in breast milk it may reduce the growth of Gram-negative in infants, H.pylori, restoration of the gut after chemotherapy, constipation, lung infections, necrotizing enterocolitis, depression.
Quantity: Bio-Live: for prevention and treatment. Best before food. Adult: 10-20ml daily. Children: 5-15ml daily
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