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Bifidobacterium lactis

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Gram-positive rod-shaped bacteria that are consider as the most encouraging organisms on healthy digestive tract system.


Bifidobacterium lactis was discovered by a Frenchman Henry Tissier in 1990 and suggested that this microorganisms show relevant benefits to any intestinal problems until further studies in 1950 revealed such advantages too on various digestive health related disorder.

Bifidobacterium lactis are then manufactures as probiotic source due to its valuable nutritional benefits that are included in dairy products such as yogurt, to aid in diarrhea that are caused by annoyance in the gastrointestinal tract thus oppose the digestion of acids and bile salts thereby permitting it to travel in the colon with large amount to offer protection from harmful inflammation. Other ostensible benefits of these bacteria include in fueling up body'simmune system, neutralizes the effects of celiac disease and preventingeczema in food allergy.

This bacterium is vital in the body by making sure that sufficient supply of good bacteria will override the damage caused by thebad bacteria within the system. Thereby enough consumption of Bifidobacterium lactis augment the number ofactivated helper T lymphocytes thus enhancing the cellular immunity in the elderly. It is also put forth as protective effects in humans with asthma through reducing the allergic inflammation of the airways and suppressed the allergen induced degranulation of basophils.

Scientific Classification:

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

See also:


lactic acid bacteria