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Lactobacillus helveticus

Lactobacillus helveticus is a type of lactic acid bacteria that’s naturally found in the gut. L. helveticus is also one of the species of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) most commonly used in the production of fermented milk beverages and some types of hard cheese. It has the ability to reduce bitterness and give characteristic flavor to cheese, which makes this bacterium an important component of starter cultures for the dairy industry.

Fermented dairy products help decrease blood pressure, stimulate the immune system, promote calcium absorption, and exert an anti-virulent effect against pathogens. These beneficial effects are produced by a variety of peptides released during the hydrolysis of milk proteins by the proteolytic system of L. helveticus.

Food sources rich in Lactobacillus helveticus

Lactobacillus helveticus is found naturally in certain foods like Italian and Swiss cheeses (Parmesan, cheddar), milk, kefir, buttermilk and fermented foods (e.g., Kombucha, Kimchi, pickles, olives, and sauerkraut).

You can also find L. helveticus in probiotic supplements. 

Bio-Kult products containing Lactobacillus helveticus

Did you know?

Probiotic administration is associated with a reduced risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) by 42%.

May reduce the risk
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of AAD diarrhea

Information source:

Probiotics for the prevention and treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhea: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Hempel S et al. JAMA 2012;307:1959–69. Probiotics for the prevention of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in adults and children. Goldenberg JZ et al. Cochrane database Syst Rev 2013;5:CD006095.

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The digestive mucosa is home to about 70% of the cells in our immune system.

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