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