Lactobacillus salivarius is a probiotic bacteria species that has been found to live in the gastrointestinal tract and has a range of therapeutic properties including suppression of pathogenic bacteria.
Lactobacillus salivarius has been found to be beneficial in the alleviation of flatulence in those suffering from Irritable bowel syndrome. .
Lactobacillus salivarius has been found to have a wide spectrum of coverage against pathogenic organisms that translocate from the gastrointestinal tract for example, via a leaky gut. Research has shown that the addition of this species along with other probiotic species (specifically Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium infantis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, and Lactococcus lactis) reduces inflammation and further suppressed bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine leading to a reduction in bacterial translocation. Atopic Dermatitis symptoms have been shown to be reversed in some children.
Lactobacillus salivarius is generally considered safe for most people when taken in appropriate doses. However, if you have a weakened immune system or are taking antibiotics, please consult your health care practitioner before using this product.
Epigenetics probiotic Lactobacillus salivarius 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.
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||14 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 salivarius.
Suitable for vegans
Lactobacillus salivarius has been shown to be useful in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease by promoting a healthy balance of gut bacteria. It is a lactic acid producing bacterium which helps to maintain a healthy pH balance in the gut, creating a less favourable environment for harmful bacteria to grow. It also produces enzymes that help break down food, aiding in protein digestion and reducing symptoms of digestive discomfort (1). Moreover, research suggests that Lactobacillus salivarius produces its own antibiotics to combat harmful pathogens. Studies on mice suggest that specific strains of Lactobacillus salivarius can suppress H. pylori infections and reduce inflammation caused by this bacterium (1).
Lactobacillus salivarius has been shown to improve oral hygiene by promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in the mouth, which can prevent the overgrowth of harmful bacteria that cause dental plaques and gum disease (2). Studies have also shown that it can reduce gingivitis and the frequency of cavities (3). Additionally, it has been found to reduce bleeding on probing and improve gum health (4). Furthermore, Lactobacillus salivarius has been shown to inhibit the proliferation of cavity-causing bacteria such as Streptococcus mutans, as well as Candida albicans which can lead to oral thrush (5). This therefore suggests that Lactobacillus salivarius plays an important role in supporting oral hygiene.
What’s more, Lactobacillus salivarius may be beneficial in reducing cholesterol levels in the body. According to a study conducted on obese teenagers who took a supplement containing Lactobacillus salivarius and fructooligosaccharide for six weeks, the probiotic has the potential to lower cholesterol levels (1). This treatment led to a significant increase in beneficial bacteria and a decrease in total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides, as well as an increase in HDL cholesterol. Additionally, the supplement led to a reduction in inflammatory markers in the bloodstream, which suggests a lowered risk of disease for the subjects (1). Therefore, it appears that lactobacillus salivarius could be a useful tool in fighting high cholesterol.
Lactobacillus salivarius supplements are generally considered safe for most people. However, individuals with weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS or undergoing chemotherapy, should talk with their healthcare practitioner as they may cause infections. Likewise, people with allergies to probiotics should avoid taking Lactobacillus salivarius supplements or should consult with their healthcare provider before taking them.
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.
1. Neville, BA.; O’Toole, PW. (May 2010). “Probiotic properties of Lactobacillus salivarius and closely related Lactobacillus species”. Future Microbiol. 5 (5): 759–74.
2. ^Ortiz-Lucas, M.; Tobías, A.; Saz, P.; Sebastián, JJ. (Jan 2013).“Effect of probiotic species on irritable bowel syndrome symptoms: A bring up to date meta-analysis”. Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 105 (1): 19–36.doi:10.4321/s1130-01082013000100005.PMID23548007.
3. ^Ridwan, BU.; Koning, CJ.; Besselink, MG.; Timmerman, HM.; Brouwer, EC.; Verhoef, J.; Gooszen, HG.; Akkermans, LM. (Jan 2008). “Antimicrobial activity of a multispecies probiotic (Ecologic 641) against pathogens isolated from infected pancreatic necrosis”. Lett Appl Microbiol. 46 (1): 61–7.doi:10.1111/j.1472-765X.2007.02260.x. PMID 17944834
4.^Niccoli, A. A.; et al. (Nov–Dec 2014).“Preliminary Results on Clinical Effects of Probiotic Lactobacillius Salivarius LS01 in Children Affected by Atopic Dermatitis”.Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 48 (48, supplement 1): S34–6.doi:10.1097/mcg.0000000000000233.PMID 25291124