Lactobacillus gasseri is a specific strain of the Lactobacillus genus of bacteria, which is commonly found in the digestive and urinary tracts of humans. This bacterium has been shown to play a beneficial role in the body by supressing harmful bacteria, which can help to promote overall health and wellbeing. This process is thought to be particularly important in enhancing immune function, as well as aiding digestion. Lactobacillus gasseri may also help in the prevention of bacterial vaginosis, peptic ulcers, and aid in the management of ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and endometrial pain (1). Furthermore, Lactobacillus gasseri is possibly effective in weight management and obesity (2).
Patients with organ failure, immunocompromised status, and dysfunctional gut barrier mechanisms should consult their health care practitioner before using this product.
Epigenetics probiotic Lactobacillus gasseri 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)
||100 mg (5B CFU)
† Percent Daily Reference Intakes (RI) not established.
INGREDIENTS: Organic Jerusalem artichoke tuber extract (Helianthus tuberosus), Lactobacillus gasseri, Delayed release vegetable capsule (Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Gellan gum).
Suitable for vegans
Weight management is an important aspect of overall health and wellbeing, and researchers have been studying the potential benefits of Lactobacillus gasseri in this area. Studies have shown that Lactobacillus gasseri can have a significant impact on weight and fat loss in both humans and animals. For instance, in one study, 210 healthy Japanese adults experienced an 8.5% decline in abdominal fat over 12 weeks after consuming this probiotic regularly. Other studies have shown that Lactobacillus gasseri can modestly reduce weight, waist, and hip circumference in overweight and obese adults, without requiring any changes in behaviour or diet. Similarly, adults with obese tendencies have also experienced significant reductions in body weight and fat areas after consuming Lactobacillus gasseri (2).
Animal studies have also supported the weight management potential of this probiotic for example studies have shown that this bacterium helps to reduce body weight and fat tissue mass in mice and rats. Additionally, Lactobacillus gasseri was found to prevent weight gain in obese mice (2).
This research suggests that the probiotic may be a useful tool for individuals looking to lose weight and maintain a healthy body composition.
Similarly, research suggests that Lactobacillus gasseri may play a role in managing obesity. Studies have shown that this probiotic can have a significant impact on abdominal fat accumulation and body weight in adults with obese tendencies. It helps suppress lipase-mediated fat hydrolysis in humans and mice, preventing the breakdown of fats. Moreover, Lactobacillus gasseri has been shown to prevent the enlargement of fat cells and an increase in abdominal fat volume in rats, mice, and humans likely due to the probiotics ability to inhibit dietary fat absorption in rats. Lactobacillus gasseri has also been found to ameliorate systemic and fat tissue inflammation in obese mice by inhibiting macrophage invasion (2).
In addition to its effect on weight and fat loss, heat-killed Lactobacillus gasseri has been found to stimulate respiratory immune responses in obese host animals, enhancing their natural defence against respiratory infection. Additionally, Lactobacillus gasseri has been shown to significantly reduce leptin concentrations in rats, which could have implications for the treatment of obesity-related conditions. This research suggests that the probiotic may be a useful tool in managing this condition (2).
Lactobacillus gasseri may play a role in helping to manage menstrual pain and discomfort. One study on a group of 66 women found that those who took Lactobacillus gasseri for three months experienced a significant reduction in menstrual pain compared to those who took a placebo. This is likely due to the probiotics ability to calm the stomach. While Lactobacillus gasseri is unlikely to replace conventional plain relief methods for abdominal cramps, its ability to provide comfort during this time is noteworthy. Moreover, studies have shown that the gut-brain connection plays a significant role in managing symptoms such as headaches, bloating and mood swings, and consuming probiotics like Lactobacillus gasseri can improve gut health, which can have a positive impact on mood and overall well-being during menstruation (1).
Furthermore, one study found that Lactobacillus gasseri improved menstrual pain and dysmenorrhea in patients with endometriosis. In addition, research conducted on mice and rats has shown that this probiotic can inhibit the growth of endometrial tissue in the abdominal cavity, suggesting that it may have potential as a therapeutic option for endometriosis (2). While further research is needed to understand the mechanisms behind these effects, the initial findings are promising and provide hope for women struggling with these conditions.
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.