Bifidobacterium longum

Which probiotic is it in? All

Species: Bifidobacterium longum is a Gram-positive, catalase-negative, rod-shaped bacterium. It forms glossy white colonies with a convex shape. The strain 35624 is one of the most researched probiotic strains.

Location in the body: The gastrointestinal tract.

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 your mood.

History

Discovered by the French paediatrician, Henry Tissier.

Found in:

Goat diary products, kefir, seaweed and miso soup.

What does this microbe do?

It is anti-allergy and anxiolytic meaning it can help to reduce anxiety; it inhibits colon cancer and modulates the intermediate markers of colon carcinogenesis.

Indications

Anxiety, depression, diarrhoea, pathogen inhibition, allergies, cognition problems, common cold and flu.

Quantity

Best before food. Adult: 10-20ml daily. Children: 5-15ml daily

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