Lactobacillus lactis

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Species: Lactobacillus lactis is a Gram-positive, non sporing and non motile bacterium.

Location in the body: The duodenum, ileum, cecum and colon.

This microbe produces: Lactic acid bacterium and GABA. 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

The Lactobacillus lactis was discovered by Whitehead and Cox in 1935. It was the first genetically modified organism to be used alive for the treatment of human disease.

Found in:

Cheese, plant material, pickles, buttermilk and fermented foods.

What does this microbe do?

It produces lactic acid from sugars and it can secrete cytokine interleukin-10 for therapeutic intervention of inflammatory bowel disease.

Indications

Depression, skin health problems, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Quantity

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

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