Lactobacillus Rhamnosus: an image of a probiotic bacterium

Lactobacillus rhamnosus

Bio-Live: All

Strain: GG (ATCC 53103)

Species: Lactobacillus rhamnosus is a short Gram-positive, heterofermentative facultative, non sporing rod that often appears in chains.

Location in the body: The transverse colon, healthy female genitourinary 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: Isolated in 1983 from the intestinal tract of a healthy human by Sherwood Gorbach and Barry Goldin.

Found in: Diary products, kombucha, kefir and fermented foods.

What does this microbe do? It breaks down sugar lactose, which is found in dairy, into lactic acid.

Indications: Anxiety, depression, antibiotic diarrhoea, vaginosis, atopic dermatitis and eczema, acute gastroenteritis, IBS and may protect against dental cavities, Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis.

Quantity: Bio-Live: for prevention and treatment. Best before food. Adult: 10-20ml daily. Children: 5-15ml daily

 

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