ingredient information
Bifidobacterium Longum
One of the most important residents in the human gastrointestinal tract, B. longum keeps the digestive system running smoothly, blocks the growth of harmful bacteria, and boosts the immune system. The organism ferments sugars into lactic acid and has many health benefits for humans and is often the dominant bacterium found in humans Researchers have identified a number of proteins that are specialised to help B. longum interact with the human host and persist against harmful bacteria and future reseach will now closely look at which genes allow B. longum to live in different environments such as dairy products, vegetables and the human gastrointestinal tract. Bifidobacterium longum is among the first to colonise the sterile digestive tract of newborns and predominates in breast-fed infants. Formula-fed infants have a different microflora, and this may be related to the higher risk of diarrhea and allergies in these babies.