Streptococcus thermophilus is a gram positive, lactic acid bacterium that grows best at temperatures between 37°C and 45°C. It is found in the body’s digestive, urinary, and genital systems and is commonly used in the production of dairy product, such as yoghurt and cheese, due to its ability to ferment lactose.
Streptococcus thermophilus is a probiotic strain that has been found to have various potential health benefits. Studies have shown that the strain could help protect against small intestine irritation, which is commonly caused by the consumption of certain food types. It has also been found to combat antibiotic-induced diarrhoea, which can be a common side effect of antibiotic treatment. Additionally, Streptococcus thermophilus has been shown to reduce gut inflammation, which can help in the management of certain gastrointestinal conditions. It may also help prevent chronic gastritis, an inflammation of the stomach lining that can lead to various digestive issues (1).
Immunocompromised individuals, people with organ failure, and those with a dysfunctional gut barrier should consult their healthcare practitioner before using this product.
Epigenetics probiotic Streptococcus thermophilus 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), Streptococcus thermophilus.
Suitable for vegans
Streptococcus thermophilus has been identified as a beneficial probiotic strain due to its ability to survive the harsh conditions of the gut without being destroyed by bile and gastric acid, making it an ideal supplement for promoting the growth of healthy bacteria in the intestines. It has been found that Streptococcus thermophilus works best in combination with other probiotics, such as Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus plantarum, and Lactobacillus paracasei, to improve the symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and diarrhoea (2).
Likewise, Streptococcus thermophilus has been shown to help alleviate the symptoms of lactose intolerance by facilitating the digestion of milk using its own lactic acid (2). A study conducted on mice has revealed that Streptococcus thermophilus, along with Lactobacillus bulgaricus, can improve lactose digestion in the gastrointestinal tract and alleviate symptoms of lactose intolerance. The results suggest that the combination of these two bacteria may offer a potential treatment for lactose intolerance in humans. However, further research is needed to confirm the efficacy of this treatment in humans (4).
Streptococcus thermophilus has been found to enhance the body’s Immune system by combating viruses, fungi, and other pathogenic bacteria that enter the gastrointestinal tract (3). One study found that Streptococcus thermophilus demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties by inhibiting the Th17 response in white blood cells. Additionally, another cell-based study has shown that Streptococcus thermophilus can stimulate cytokine production in macrophages and T-cells. Furthermore, Streptococcus thermophilus has been observed to promote the regeneration of epithelial cells and enhance immunological defence mechanisms in human stomach cells (4).
While Streptococcus thermophilus is a commonly used bacterium in the dairy industry and is deemed safe for consumption, individuals who are immunocompromised, have organ failure or a dysfunction gut barrier should consult their healthcare practitioner before use as using probiotics may cause infection. Likewise, while Streptococcus thermophilus produces only low amounts of biogenic amines such as histamine and tyramine, those with histamine intolerance should avid consuming probiotics and fermented foods (4).
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.