Lactobacillus rhamnosus

Which probiotic is it in? All

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

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

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