Bifidobacterium bifidum a Noster ProBiotics ingredient

Bifidobacterium bifidum is a common probiotic bacteria that is be found in our gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and vagina. It is also found in mom’s breast milk and is passed to the suckling baby. As the baby passes down the mothers birth canal so this and many other microbes are passed to the baby allowing them to colonise the babies GIT. This starts the development of the babies immune system.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bifidobacterium bifidum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Division: Firmicutes
Class: Actinobacteria
Order: Bifidobacteriales
Family: Bifidobacteriaceae
Genus: Bifidobacterium
Species: B. bifidum
Binomial name
Bifidobacterium bifidum

Bifidobacterium bifidum is a Gram-positive, non-motile, non-spore forming, rod-shaped lactic-acid bacteria that also produces acetic acid, ethanol, and other acids. It lives best in low-to-zero oxygen environments.

Althought there are 45 different strains of Bifidobacterium bifidum many of them have the same properties and a few with unique characteristics.

Bifidobacterium bifidum is a common probiotic bacteria that is be found in our gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and vagina. It is also found in mom’s breast milk and is passed to the suckling baby. As the baby passes down the mothers birth canal so this and many other microbes are passed to the baby allowing them to colonise the babies GIT. This starts the development of the babies immune system.

Health Benefits of Bifidobacterium bifidum in Brief.Good bacteria, Bifidobacterium bifidum in the GIT

Bifidobacterium bifidum the GIT helps to break down sugar molecules, as well as boost the immune system resulting in increased immunity to colds and flu. Another benefit is their ability to breakdown fibre. They bind to the wall of the gut and protect the lining of the gut against damage from toxins and other microbes. This lining also prevents them from entering the body.

Bifidobacterium bifidum helps the immune systems cells to mature.

As well as all this protection Bifidobacterium bifidum and others produce vitamins, such as B12, K2 and biotin. The primary function of vitamin K is to regulate the blood clotting process. Vitamin K is also necessary to improve bone health, prevent bone fractures and reduce the risk of bleeding associated with long-term antibiotic use

In the vagina it prevents the Candida infections and other yeast overgrowths.

Bifidobacterium bifidum, big effect is anti-inflammatory. Perfect for our model of the immune system and autoimmune diseases.

Therapeutic uses of Bifidobacterium bifidum

Cold and fluflu symptoms

Bifidobacterium bifidum research has show that it reduces the incidence of cold and flu, as well as shortening the duration and severity of the symptoms.

Lactose IntoleranceCow, lactose intolerance

Bifidobacterium bifidum produces the enzyme lactase which assists in the absorption of milk.

Immune system regulation

As we said earlier Bifidobacterium bifidum plays a role in reducing incidence as well as severity of colds and flu.

Lung infections.lungs-infections

A combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium with milk reduces fever, cough, runny nose. This also shortens the time children of off school. In the elderly the use of Bifidobacterium a few weeks before a flu injection and for at least 2 months after will go even further to prevent flu.

Neonatal Necrotizing Entercolitis (NEC)Neonatal Necrotizing Entercolitis

A major cause of death in premature babies, Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus acidophilus help to prevent NEC in infants. Bifidobacterium bifidum‘s anti-inflammatory effect and its binding to the GIT wall helps to treat this.

Allergic reactions

The anti-inflammatory effects of Bifidobacterium bifidum help to manage allergic reactions.

Diarrhoea in Infants, rotaviral diarrhoea in particular.Rotavirus

Replacing the good bacteria that gets lost due to antibiotics, radiation and rotaviral infections. Bifidobacterium bifidum along with Streptococcus thermophiles and other Bifidobacterium are a great combination and have proved to be very effective. The diarrhoea can be of virtually any cause, but especially infectious and antibiotic induced. Once the bacterial symbiosis has been restored there is a decrease in the stool frequency, amount and the abdominal cramps.

Travellers Diarrhoea

Taken prior to travelling and while away can prevent this unhappy symptom of a foreign holiday. It is best used in combination with Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, or Streptococcus thermophilus.

Ulcerative Colitisulcerative colitis

Bifidobacteria are also used to treat this bowel disease, usually in combination with Lactobacillus, and Streptococcus or Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium bifidum, and Lactobacillus acidophilus.

Pouchitis

Is a complication of ulcerative colitis surgery. It responses well to Bifidobacterium, Lactobacillus, and Streptococcus taken by mouth.

Atopic EczemaAtopic dermatitis

Treating a skin condition in infants called atopic eczema,
A South Korean research team studied a group group consisted of 112 pregnant women, each with a family history of allergic diseases. All received medication starting eight weeks before birth and continuing for six months after birth. Half the group got a mixture of Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium lactis and Lactobacillus acidophilus and the other half got a placebo. The babies of the probiotic group had a sharply lower incidence of skin conditions than the placebo group. The findings were published in a 2009 issue of “Pediatric Allergy and Immunology.”

Candidiasis

Treats these yeast infections by binding to the walls, anti-inflammatory effect and out competing the yeasts for food.

Mastitis

Breast infections in breast feeding mothers. The anti-inflammatory effect reduces the pain and swelling.

Constipation

Some early research shows that taking Bifidobacterium breve can reduce constipation in children 3-16 years of age. Also, most research shows that mixing Bifidobacterium longum and Bifidobacterium bifidum with milk or yogurt and taking the mixture daily for 2 weeks increases the number of bowel movements in adults prone to constipation.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Taking Bifidobacterium for 8 weeks will reduce the symptoms of IBS. Taking a combination of species of Bifidobacterium, Lactobacillus, and Streptococcus decreases bloating.
European researchers conducted a randomized trial to see the effects of Bifidobacterium bifidum on irritable bowel syndrome. IBS symptoms include constipation, diarrhoea, gas, bloating, abdominal pain and cramping. Of the 122 patient study group, all diagnosed with IBS, half were treated with a placebo and the other half Bifidobacterium bifidum for four weeks. There was a significant reduction in IBS symptoms in the probiotic group compared to the control group, with a significant improvement of their quality of life.

Alcoholic Liver RestorationAlcoholic Liver Process

Excessive alcohol consumption is a major cause of morbidity and death in the United States. 40 % of death from cirrhosis and 35 % of hepatitis cases can be linked to it. The effect of alcohol on the gut is devastating and includes the following, increased gut permeability, bowel and liver interactions, changes in intestinal flora with a marked reduction in Bifidobacterium bifidum and other beneficial bacteria. increasing the intake of Bifidobacterium bifidum improves alcohol-induced liver injury when compared to standard treatment.

Cancer Prevention

Bacterial irregularity of the intestinal flora influences the creation of cancer cells by producing enzymes that transform normal cells into active carcinogens. Harmful bacteria in the colon promote tumour production and tumour transformation in the gut. Bifidobacterium bifidum protect against activities within the body that cause the growth and transformation of healthy cells into cancer cells.

Other conditions that are treated by Bifidobacterium bifidum

There are a number of other uses including hepatitis, mumps and Lyme disease.

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