Bifidobacterium Longum


This strain of bacteria helps repair the liver, prevent cancer and decrease the excitability of gut neurons.

Bifidobacterium Longum is normally found in the colon, mouth and vagina.

Research links this bacteria with improving the delivery system for liver cancer gene therapy[1], has anti-anxiolytic effects which decreases the excitability of gut neurons[2], and has been shown to help in the treatment of Coxsackie induced inflammation in the heart[3]. This bacteria has also been shown to create anti-tumor enzymes[4].

[1] LI C, CHEN X, KOU L, et al. Selenium-Bifidobacterium longum as a delivery system of endostatin for inhibition of pathogenic bacteria and selective regression of solid tumor. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine2010;1(1):129-135. doi:10.3892/etm_00000022. 

[2] BERCIK P, PARK AJ, SINCLAIR D, et al. The anxiolytic effect ofBifidobacterium longum NCC3001 involves vagal pathways for gut–brain communication. Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society 2011;23(12):1132-1139. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2982.2011.01796.x.

 [3] Yu Z, Huang Z, Shao C, et al. Oral administration of interferon-α2b-transformedBifidobacterium longum protects BALB/c mice against coxsackievirus B3-induced myocarditis. Virology Journal 2011;8:525. doi:10.1186/1743-422X-8-525. 

 [4] Yazawa, K.; Fujimori, M.; Amano, J.; Kano, Y.; Taniguchi, S. I. (2000). "Bifidobacterium longum as a delivery system for cancer gene therapy: Selective localization and growth in hypoxic tumors". Cancer Gene Therapy 7 (2): 269–274. doi:10.1038/sj.cgt.7700122

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