Bifidobacterium infantis

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Gram-positive bacteria that are typically inhabit the digestive tract of newborn infants which assist in the digestion process.


Bifidobacterium infantis are probiotic bacteria that resides in theintestines which measured as useful for its ability to produce acids thereby facilitate to hold back the growth of harmful bacteria within thecolon. These bacteria are normal microflora that plays on proper metabolism process that works on digestive system to maintainintestinal balance and sustain normal digestive health, thus it reduces theirritable bowel syndrome like bloating, constipation, diarrhea, gas and abdominal discomfort.

Bifidobacterium infantis is vital for the healthy conditions in human especially infants wherein it reduces inflammation and promotes vigorous digestive system. It also generates water soluble vitamins like nicotinic acid, folic acid and thiamine as well as vitamin B12 and pyridoxine.

Themetabolic end products of Bifidobacterium infantis are organic acid such as lactic acid and acetic acid that apt to lower pH of the intestinal contents making an environmentless enviable for pathogenic bacteria. An augment numbers of this kind of bacteria help out build the body’s natural defense mechanisms where it revitalizes immune system to combat illnesses and infections.

Scientific Classification:

 Kingdom: Bacteria
 Phylum: Actinobacteria
 Class: Actinobacteria 
 Subclass: Actinobacteridae
 Order: Bifidobacteriales
 Family: Bifidobacteriaceae
 Genus: Bifidobacterium
 Species: Bifidobacterium infantis

See also:


lactic acid bacteria