Bifidobacterium longum is a very abundant organism found in the large intestine. It is among the first colonizers of the sterile digestive tract of newborns and predominate in breast-fed infants. Bifidobacterium longum is well recognized as a close relative of the B. lactis/bifidum and the B. infantis family of Bifidobacterium.
Bifidobacterium longum produces lactic and acetic acids that lower the intestinal pH and further inhibit the undesirable bacteria.
It plays a role in preventing the colonization of invading pathogenic bacteria by attaching to the intestinal wall and crowding out unfriendly bacteria and yeast.
It has a high affinity for intestinal colonization, improving the intestinal environment, which leads to better regularity.
Bifidobacterium longum has, in clinical studies, been found to reduce the frequency of gastrointestinal disorders (diarrhea, nausea, etc.) during antibiotic use.
It produces important B vitamins.
Boosts immune system.
Alleviates lactose intolerance symptoms.
It has also been found to substantially inhibit the formation of colon and mammary gland tumors in laboratory animals.
Bifidobacterium longum eliminates the nitrates commonly found in foods ingested by humans. Normal levels of nitrates ingested by humans are not able to destroy this strain.
Light brown coloured powder with characteristic odour.
Not more than 5%
Stable at cold temperature
(preferably 4°C - 8°C ) in dry place