The most researched of all probiotics, it’s found in the small intestine and vagina. Benefits of this versatile strain include improving digestion, helping to fight off vaginal infections, and supporting a healthy cardiovascular and immune system. What’s more, studies show it can reduce allergy symptoms, aid in the absorption of nutrients, and promote healthy infant development.
Among the first probiotics to be studied, L. bulgaricus lives in the digestive tract. Not only does it improve symptoms of leaky gut and help you better digest dairy, it also supports healthy cholesterol levels and helps the body fight infections.
A superstar probiotic strain that not only benefits the body, but is also used to make many of the cultured foods we love. L. casei improves digestion, strengthens the immune system, reduces allergy symptoms, and supports healthy cholesterol levels.
If you eat sourdough bread, you’re already familiar with L. fermentum. And unlike some other strains, this probiotic can withstand stomach acid and populate our intestines with no problem. It lives in mouths, guts, and vaginas. Babies actually acquire their first dose during vaginal birth! L. fermentum improves the immune system, fights digestive diseases, and helps keep cholesterol under control.
May directly help with weight loss. L. gasseri seems to help regulate blood sugar and hormones, reduce belly fat, and activate fat-burning genes. It lives in our digestive and urinary tracts.
The gladiator of the probiotic world, L. plantarum is strong enough to survive the harsh journey of your GI tract. On its way, this particular strain produces antibodies that attack the bad bacteria in your gut, making it super beneficial for your body’s microbiome. It supports digestion, relieves occasional bloating and discomfort, and supports the immune system.
Promotes oral health, women’s health, and supports the cardiovascular system. L. reuteri naturally exists in the intestines and can withstand harsh stomach acid and bile.
Your body, as well as dairy products, contain L. rhamnosus. It’s good at sticking to the lining of the intestinal wall, which means it helps your body’s other friendly bacteria thrive. It also supports the immune system, reduces allergy symptoms, and relieves digestive issues like constipation and IBS.