Bifidobacterium breve

Which probiotic is it in? All

Species: Bacillus breve is a Gram-positive, anaerobic, rod shaped organism that is non-motile and forms branches with its neighbours. It has probiotic properties and is a type of bacteria that will live symbiotically in the intestines of humans.

Location in the body: The colon. Also found in human breast milk.

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

Henry Tissier. Originally isolated from the faeces of human infants in 1971.

Found in:

Fermented milk and yoghurt, kimchi, kombucha, waater kefir and raw sauerkraut.

What does this microbe do?

Antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and immunostimulant.

Indications

Patented treatment for colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, anxiety. Improves recognition and memory. Widely used in paediatrics and is the dominant species in the gut of breast-fed infants and has been isolated from human milk. Diarrhoea, infant colics, celiac disease, obesity, allergic and neurological disorders. Used for the prevention of side infections in preterm newborns as well as skin health, allergies, constipation, obesity, asthma.

Quantity

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

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