Lactobacillus casei is a lactic acid, gram-positive bacterium that is commonly found in many different environments including the human gut microbiome, and fermented foods such as cheese (1). It has several health benefits to humans due to its ability to produce lactic acid and other beneficial compounds.
One of the most notable health benefits of Lactobacillus casei is its ability to improve digestive health. As it produces lactic acid and other organic aids, the pH of the gut is lowered, which inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria and promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria (2). It also produces bacteriocins, which are microbial compounds that can help protect you against pathogenic bacteria (3). Additionally, Lactobacillus casei has been shown to have immunomodulatory effects. It is known to activate immune cells and promote the production of cytokines and other immune molecules, which can help to improve immune function and protect against infection (1). Moreover, Lactobacillus casei has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, which may help to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer (4).
If you have a weakened immune system or damaged heart valve, please consult your health care practitioner before using this product (5).
Epigenetics probiotic Lactobacillus casei is produced in a vegan friendly and convenient delayed release capsule. Recommended daily dose is 1 serving per day taken after a meal, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. This product is not intended to be used as an alternative to a varied diet.
||Amount per serving
|Inulin (from Jerusalem artichoke)
||50 mg (5B CFU)
† Percent Daily Reference Intakes (RI) not established.
INGREDIENTS: Organic Jerusalem artichoke tuber extract (Helianthus tuberosus), Delayed release vegetable capsule (Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Gellan gum), Lactobacillus casei.
Suitable for vegans
Lactobacillus casei has been extensively studied for its role in promoting a healthy intestinal microbiota. It is known to have several beneficial effects on the intestinal microbiota, including improving the balance of beneficial bacteria, reducing the growth of harmful bacteria, and promoting the production of short-chain fatty acids that provide energy to the cells lining the intestine. Additionally, studies have shown that Lactobacillus casei can enhance the immune system, reduce inflammation, and improve digestion, further contributing to a healthy intestinal microbiota (1).
Studies have suggested that Lactobacillus casei may play a role in reducing inflammation in the body (6). When inflammation becomes chronic, it can contribute to various health issues such as heart disease, arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Lactobacillus casei is thought to have anti-inflammatory effects by reducing the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, promoting the production of anti-inflammatory cytokines, and improving the integrity of the gut barrier (6). Similarly, Lactobacillus casei may play a role in managing arthritis as studies have shown that taking a probiotic supplement that contains Lactobacillus casei may help to modulate immune response in the body, potentially reducing inflammation and improving symptoms of arthritis (1).
Furthermore, studies have shown that Lactobacillus casei may help in protecting against respiratory and gastrointestinal infections (1). Research suggests that Lactobacillus casei may help enhance the body’s immune response by stimulating the production of certain immune cells and antibodies (1). Additionally, it can produce substances that help inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria and viruses in the body and some research suggests that taking Lactobacillus casei supplements may help to reduce the duration and severity of respiratory and gastrointestinal infections (7).
Moreover, studies have suggested that Lactobacillus casei may have a beneficial effect on digestive issues such as constipation and diarrhoea (1). Lactobacillus casei has been shown to improve gut transit time, stool consistency, and frequency therefore helping relieve constipation. It can also restore the balance of the gut flora and reduce the overgrowth of harmful bacteria which contributes to diarrhoea (1). The probiotic effects of Lactobacillus casei may therefore help regulate bowel movements and alleviate symptoms of both constipation and diarrhoea.
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that can impact any portion of the gastrointestinal tract, but it most commonly affects the colon and small intestine (8). The symptoms of Crohn’s disease include abdominal pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, and weight loss. When a person has Crohn’s disease, their immune system reacts improperly to beneficial bacteria, leading to an attack on them. As a result, white blood cells enter the lining of the intestines, causing persistent inflammation and damage to the bowel, leading to ulcerations and injury (8).
Medical professionals recognise that the connection between commensal bacteria and the intestinal immune system plays a vital role in inflammatory bowel disease development (9). A study was conducted to investigate whether Lactobacillus casei could alleviate Crohn’s disease symptoms. The findings of the study suggest that live Lactobacillus casei can counteract the inflammatory effects of E. coli on Crohn’s disease (9). Lactobacillus casei supplements may therefore be useful for those with gastrointestinal diseases.
Packaging: 60 capsules
Recommended daily dose, 1 serving taken after a meal.
Serving size: 1 capsule, Servings per container: 60
Store in a refrigerator out of reach and sight of children. Once opened, consume within 6 months.