Bifidobacterium Bifidum

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This strain of bacteria helps treat Eczemacommon cold symptoms, repairs liver damage, prevents cancer, increases vitamin K levels, and promotes energy production and development

Bifidobacterium Bifidum is normal flora of the digestive tract (mostly colon), and of the vagina.

Research links this bacteria with maintaining flora balance within the intestines by controlling detrimental bacteria[1], strengthening the immune system in individuals with allergies in which it increases antibodies IgG, IgM and IgA and discourages the production of histamine[2], and aiding in the digestive process[1] This bacteria also reduces inflammation and irritation in patients with eczema[4], aids in the synthesis of B-complex vitamins, ultimately increasing energy production, and promoting normal growth and development, and helps metabolizes protein and carbohydrates. In addition, this bacteria also maintains nervous system function, aids in the creation of red blood cells[5], aids in the synthesis of Vitamin K by regulating the blood clotting process[6], assists in the repair of alcohol induced liver injury[7], aids in the protection from activities within the body that cause the growth and transformation of healthy cells into cancer cells[8], and lowers severity of symptoms and amount of days associate with the common cold[9].

[1] Montrose DC, Floch MH.. Probiotics used in human studies. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2005 Jul; 39(6):469-84.  

 [2] Ohno Hiroshi, Tsunemine Satoru, Isa Yasuhiro, Shimakawa Masaki, Yamamuru Hideki. Oral Administration Bifidobacterium bifidum G9-1 Suppresses Total and Antigen SpecificImmunoglobulin E Production in Mice. Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin 28(8)pp.1462-1466 20050801.

 [4] Martín R, Rijkers G, Sengers F, Timmerman H, van Uden N, Smidt H, Kimpen J, Hoekstra M. The effects of selected probiotic strains on the development of eczema (the PandA study). Allergy. 2009 Sep; 64(9):1349-58. Epub 2009 Apr 9.

 [5] Mayo, Baltasar, and Douwe Van. Sinderen. Bifidobacteria: Genomics and Molecular Aspects. Norfolk, UK: Caister Academic, 2010. Print.

 [6] Cho, Sungsoo, and E. Terry. Finocchiaro. Handbook of Prebiotics and Probiotics Ingredients: Health Benefits and Food Applications. Boca Raton: CRC, 2010. Print.

 [7] Tirosh, Oren. Liver Metabolism and Fatty Liver Disease. 1st ed. Vol. 1. Boca Raton: CRC, Taylor & Francis Group LLP, 2014. Print.

 [8] Picard, C., J. Fioramonti, A. Francois, T. Robinson, F. Neant, and C. Matuchansky. "Review Article: Bifidobacteria as Probiotic Agents - Physiological Effects and Clinical Benefits." Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 22.6 (2005): 495-512. 

 [9] "Effect of Lactobacillus Gasseri PA 16/8, Bifidobacterium Longum SP 07/3, B. Bifidum MF 20/5 on Common Cold Episodes: A Double Blind, Randomized, Controlled Trial." (n.d.): n. pag. National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 21 Apr. 2005. Web. 12 Dec. 2014.

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