First, for spectrumbiotics we selected the ten most essential, stable and effective strains of probiotics. While having many strains is great, we were very careful in selecting ones that are stomach acid resistent and ones that studies show to have real benefit to human health.
Bacillus Subtilis (or B. subtilis) is an extremely resistent strain the is commonly used for GI track disorders. It is important gut bacteria that makes up a healthy gut balance observed in healthy individuals, beneficial for intestinal immune-system development . B. subtilis has been granted QPS (Qualified Presumption of Safety) status by EFSA for vitamin K2 production for foods and supplements consumed by humans. It is commonly used after antibiotic use and for inflammatory bowel disorders, bowel pain and digestive discomfort.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a very resistant strain found naturally found in the intestinal tract and this helps aid in maintaining the intestinal flora.
Bifidobacterium Lactis is known for its ability to stimulate the body’s immune response and enhance the cellular immunity in the elderly.
Bifidobacterium Longum is considered to be one of the earliest colonizers of the gastrointestinal tract of infants and primary purpose is to help prevent growth of pathogenic organisms.
Lactobacillus Rhamnosus is used for minor bacterial infection and GI irratability by inhebiting the growth of harmful bacteria in the stomach and intestines.
Lactobacillus Salivarius is the most common used probiotic for people struggling with symptoms related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It works by suppressing the pathogenic bacteria in the gut.
Lactobacillus Casei is commonly found in fermented foods, such as sauerkraut and pickles, and are used in making yogurt and cheeses. Studies show its maybe beneficial for a host of gastrointestival issues.
Bifidobacterium Breve is primarily beneficial for colon health (large intestine) and candida overgrowth, yeast infection.
Lactobacillus Plantarum, this strain supports the digestive system and immune function, cognitive function, optimizing levels of vitamins and minerals, metabolizes sugars and fibers into nutrients, such as short chain fatty acids, polyamines, vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids. Especially beneficial for individuals who followed antibiotic treatment and vaccination.