Lactobacillus Salivarius Provides Antimicrobial Boost for Travelers and Others
The World Health Organization (WHO) urges holiday and business travelers alike to practice common sense disease prevention protocols when in the presence of individuals potentially infected with H1N1. (1) A frequently overlooked aspect of personal health protection is the individual's fortification of the immune system with natural, antimicrobial boosters. It is interesting to note that one such natural boost can come from the oral supplementation with probiotics in general and Lactobacillus
Good Bacteria vs. Bad Bacteria, Microbes and Fungi: A Primer
The H1N1 virus, mold spores and
Other times the beneficial bacteria have been eradicated – alongside their harmful cousins – during an antibiotics treatment. While this is a lifesaving step to remove potentially deadly bacteria from the human organism, it has the undesirable side effect of also removing good bacteria that help maintain overall health. Failure to supplement good bacteria at this time leaves the human organism susceptible to attacks from opportunistic bad bacteria that take up residence where no desirable bacteria out-compete them.
It is interesting to note that good bacteria – most notably lactic acid bacteria -- have
Lactobacillus Salivarius: Beneficial Resident of the Small Intestine and Mouth
Why Supplement Lactobacillus Salivarius?
Researchers obtained plaque samples, which conclusively proved that the lactobacillus is instrumental in reducing at least five dangerous bacteria associated with the formation of plaque. This in turn greatly increases dental health. (6)
Animal testing confirmed that Lactobacillus
Potential Weaknesses of Lactobacillus Salivarius (and how they work in your favor!)
Even though the lactobacillus survives in the acidic environment of the intestinal system, it – just like its probiotic lactobacillus cousin Lactobacillus
It is safe to say that the supplementation of Lactobacillus
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(6) Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Volume 36, Number 6, June
(7) Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2008), 67 (OCE), E40;
(8) Corcoran BM, Stanton C, Fitzgerald GF, and Ross RP. (2005) "Survival of Probiotic Lactobacilli in Acidic Environments is enhanced in the Presence of Metabolizable Sugars." Appl Environ Microbiol: 71, 3060-3067
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