Lactobacillus fermentum

Which probiotic is it in? All

Species: Lactobacillus fermentum is a Gram-positive bacteria that survives stomach acid. It is a non-motile, non sporing, rod-shaped lactic acid bacteria.

Location in the body: The gastrointestinal tract, mouth and the vagina.

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

Isolated in 1994 as the result of a joint research project between the University of Linkoping and University of Tartu.

Found in:

Sourdough bread, goat products, soil, high-quality cocoa, caciocavallo and Parmigiano cheese and fermented foods.

What does this microbe do?

This microbe is antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunostimulant, anti-aging and it has the capacity to suppress Gram-negative bacteria.

Indications

Salmonella, Shigella, urinary tract infections; it lowers cholesterol, E. coli, staphylococcus, decreases symptoms of ulcerative colitis and IBS, fights vaginosis, respiratory infections, improves mood and cognition, decreases anxiety, influenza.

Quantity

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

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