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Lactobacillus Gasseri

Last Updated: March 8, 2019 While bacteria are often associated with sickness, infection, and a host of other health issues, they are an essential part of a healthy GI system. The gut microbiome, consisting of countless bacteria found mostly in the large intestine, has been known to contribute to the overall health of an individual. Probiotics are live bacteria that are good for you, primarily because of their contributions to a healthy gut. Probiotics can be found in the form of supplements but can also be consumed naturally through certain foods such as yogurt and kefir. What is Lactobacillus Gasseri?

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BlueBiology Prebiotic Review

Last Updated: August 26, 2019 BlueBiology’s BlueBiotics Ultimate Care probiotic supplement has been our preferred probiotic supplement for some time

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Top 5 Probiotics of 2019

Last Updated: September 20, 2019 Within the past few years, the probiotics market has been EXPLODING. Doctors may have been

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Lactobacillus Rhamnosus

Last Updated: January 23, 2019 What is Lactobacillus rhamnosus? Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG is a form of naturally occurring bacteria that is commonly found in the genital and urinary tract of human females. It is one of the most widely used

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Lactobacillus Salivarius

Last Updated: January 23, 2019 Lactobacillus salivarius is a form of naturally occurring bacteria that is commonly found in the gastrointestinal tracts of most humans. L. salivarius is one of 25 species in the L. salivarius clade (group of organisms

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What Are Probiotics? A Guide to Probiotic Foods, Supplements & Benefits

Last Updated: June 14, 2019 Medically reviewed by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. What are probiotics? The World Health Organization(WHO) defines probiotics as “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”.[1] Probiotics provide these health

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Probiotics for Digestive Problems

Last Updated: May 1, 2019 Medically Reviewed by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. In a time when society is burdened by high-stress work environments, low-quality fast food, fatigue, and an obsession with antibiotics, natural gut flora is under attack. Our digestive systems

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Notable Probiotic Strains

Last Updated: January 23, 2019 Bifidobacterium Breve Bifidobacterium Lactis Complex Lactobacillus Acidophilus Lactobacillus Plantarum Saccharomyces Boulardii

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Lactobacillus Plantarum

Last Updated: April 10, 2019 Medically Reviewed by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. Lactobacillus plantarum is one of the most widely studied bacterial strains in the Lactobacilli genus. It is a Gram-positive, non-spore forming rod bacteria that is found in many strains

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Bifidobacterium Lactis Complex

Last Updated: April 3, 2019 Medically Reviewed by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. What is Bifidobacterium Lactis Complex? Bifidobacteria are a form of naturally occurring bacteria that are commonly found in the gastrointestinal tracts and mouths of mammals, including humans. They are one of

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Probiotics and Mood Disorders

Last Updated: March 28, 2019 Medically Reviewed by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. There are a number of physical health conditions that may be successfully treated with probiotics. These include reducing the risk of asthma, lowering LDL cholesterol/normalizing blood pressure, reducing inflammation, and treating

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Do Probiotics Help Lower Cholesterol?

Last Updated: March 18, 2019 Medically Reviewed by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. You may be familiar with the use of probiotics for enhancing gut health. However, what you may not know is that these gut-friendly bacteria may also be beneficial for

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Bifidobacterium Breve

Last Updated: February 5, 2019 Medically Revied by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. There are various types of bacteria that live within the human intestinal tract, some of which have a mutually beneficial relationship with us, their host. These bacteria that have

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Lactobacillus Rhamnosus

Last Updated: January 23, 2019 What is Lactobacillus rhamnosus? Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG is a form of naturally occurring bacteria that is commonly found in the genital and urinary tract of human females. It is one of the most widely used probiotic strains, and is often used to prevent or treat

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Lactobacillus Salivarius

Last Updated: January 23, 2019 Lactobacillus salivarius is a form of naturally occurring bacteria that is commonly found in the gastrointestinal tracts of most humans. L. salivarius is one of 25 species in the L. salivarius clade (group of organisms with a common ancestor) of the genus Lactobacillus. The name

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What Are Probiotics? A Guide to Probiotic Foods, Supplements & Benefits

Last Updated: June 14, 2019 Medically reviewed by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. What are probiotics? The World Health Organization(WHO) defines probiotics as “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”.[1] Probiotics provide these health benefits in several ways: Probiotics support a healthy immune system

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Probiotics for Digestive Problems

Last Updated: May 1, 2019 Medically Reviewed by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. In a time when society is burdened by high-stress work environments, low-quality fast food, fatigue, and an obsession with antibiotics, natural gut flora is under attack. Our digestive systems are deprived of their natural, health-promoting microorganisms, and bacteria that

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Notable Probiotic Strains

Last Updated: January 23, 2019 Bifidobacterium Breve Bifidobacterium Lactis Complex Lactobacillus Acidophilus Lactobacillus Plantarum Saccharomyces Boulardii

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Lactobacillus Plantarum

Last Updated: April 10, 2019 Medically Reviewed by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. Lactobacillus plantarum is one of the most widely studied bacterial strains in the Lactobacilli genus. It is a Gram-positive, non-spore forming rod bacteria that is found in many strains in lactic acid fermented food products (1,2). Such foods as

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Bifidobacterium Lactis Complex

Last Updated: April 3, 2019 Medically Reviewed by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. What is Bifidobacterium Lactis Complex? Bifidobacteria are a form of naturally occurring bacteria that are commonly found in the gastrointestinal tracts and mouths of mammals, including humans. They are one of the common forms of bacteria found in the intestinal flora

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Probiotics and Mood Disorders

Last Updated: March 28, 2019 Medically Reviewed by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. There are a number of physical health conditions that may be successfully treated with probiotics. These include reducing the risk of asthma, lowering LDL cholesterol/normalizing blood pressure, reducing inflammation, and treating irritable bowel syndrome and vaginosis. But as it turns out,

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Do Probiotics Help Lower Cholesterol?

Last Updated: March 18, 2019 Medically Reviewed by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. You may be familiar with the use of probiotics for enhancing gut health. However, what you may not know is that these gut-friendly bacteria may also be beneficial for heart health too. Research has shown that certain strains of

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Bifidobacterium Breve

Last Updated: February 5, 2019 Medically Revied by: Chris Duncombe, M.D. There are various types of bacteria that live within the human intestinal tract, some of which have a mutually beneficial relationship with us, their host. These bacteria that have a positive influence within the gastrointestinal system are called probiotics.