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Bifidobacterium longum

What is Bifidobacterium longum?

Bifidobacterium longum is a type of healthy gut bacteria that resides naturally in the human gastrointestinal tract. It is one of the most numerous probiotics species in a healthy intestinal tract and plays an important role in gut health.

Bifidobacterium longum is considered a "beneficial microbe" because of the many positive impacts it has on health. Some strains have clinically demonstrated benefits for gastrointestinal, immune and metabolic health. B. longum is one of 32 species that make up the Bifidobacterium genus. It assists the body's ability to digest food, turn nutrients into energy, fight harmful bacteria, and regulate the immune response.

Why take a Bifidobacterium longum supplement?

Taking a high-quality Bifidobacterium longum probiotic supplement can help restore healthy populations of this bacteria in people whose levels may have decreased due to factors like antibiotics, poor diet, stress or disease.

Maintaining healthy levels of B. longum offers many potential gut and whole body benefits. These include crowding out problem-causing bacteria, improving digestive comfort, helping lactose digestion, producing vitamins and antioxidants, strengthening immunity, and contributing to overall wellbeing.

Our B. longum supplement is a shelf-stable, high-potency formula specially selected for its clinically demonstrated benefits. It provides 20 billion live active cultures per daily dose from the well-researched ME-3 strain.

Key Benefits

Supplementing with our Bifidobacterium longum formula offers the following evidence-based benefits:

Supports Digestive System Balance

B. longum breaks down carbohydrates and fibres into compounds that nourish colon cells and beneficial microbes. This helps suppress growth of harmful bacteria. B. longum also aids digestion, reduces bloating, gas and diarrhoea and contributes to regularity.

Boosts Immune Function

By supporting gut barrier health and microbiome balance, B. longum may help regulate immune function. B. longum also limits inflammation, activates disease-fighting cells and produces vitamins and antioxidants involved in immune processes.

Eases Lactose Intolerance

B. longum has an innate ability to break down the milk sugar lactose. Supplementing can provide the lactase enzyme needed by lactose-intolerant individuals to properly digest dairy products.

Supports Metabolic Health

Emerging research shows B. longum may influence metabolic processes involved in weight management, blood sugar regulation, liver function and disease risk. More studies are needed to confirm effects.

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