There are many different strains of live bacteria cultures, which have a range of sources. The strains featured in this product are both found in the gastrointestinal tract of mammals, but other strains are exclusively found in plant matter. Some of the first strains of live bacteria cultures were discovered at the turn of the 20th Century, when the fields of bacteriology and microbiology were first starting to come into their own.
This supplement contains Inulin, which is sourced from the chicory plant. It is part of the daisy family. Inulin is a good source of dietary fibre and carbohydrates without starch.
Additionally, the two strains of live bacteria in this product are Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus reuteri.
L.acidophilus produces lactic acid through producing lactase, which breaks down lactose. It grows in very acidic environments, and can be found in the mouth, intestines, and vagina of humans. It was first isolated in 1900 by scientist Ernst Moro, and is the most researched of the live cultures commonly used for supplements.
L.reuteri is the bacteria that ferments sourdough, and is found in many cheeses. In humans, it is found in the gastrointestinal tract and breast milk. It was named after Gerhard Reuter, a German microbiologist who spent most of his career attempting to understand the human intestinal microbiota.
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
Safety Information: Keep out of sight and reach of children. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medication[s] please consult your healthcare practitioner before use. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or a healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed stated dose. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any kind of illness.
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