Balanced Intestinal Flora. Enhanced Well-Being
The role of probiotics to support a healthy and balanced gut microflora is well documented and known by the consumers; 68% of consumers recognize the link between digestive health and overall health. Gastro-intestinal health represents the first area of clinical evidence for probiotics. Research in this area is still going strong and many potential applications are arising. The intestinal microflora plays a central role in the body. Probiotics for gut health have well-defined modes of action, interacting with the intestinal microflora, the gut, the Gut-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (GALT) and the Enteric Nervous System (ENS). Lallemand Health Solutions has documented its strains since over 85 years hence accumulating strong data in the area of gut health. Lallemand Health Solutions strong range of Expert’Biotic solutions, show beneficial effects on microflora balance, occasional diarrhea, occasional constipation, and support specific populations such as babies during their first year of life and adults during occasional stressful times through the brain-gut axis.
Recent clinical trial showed new findings in the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) area
The impact of the two single strains B. longum Rosell®-175 and L. paracasei HA-196 on individuals with certain IBS subtypes has recently been published (Lewis et al., 2020). The study performed in Canada on 251 adults shows positive results on quality of life and frequency of bowel movements.
Expert’Biotic IBacilluS+ a combination of probiotic strain Enterococcus faecium Rosell®-26 and Bacillus subtilis Rosell®-179 on Reflux Esophagitis (RE) and Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) following proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment.
Probiotics support a healthy microflora and maintain the gut barrier integrity, hence alleviating lifestyle-induced gut discomfort, occasional constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). You can read more about this subject in this blog article: Can you take probiotics if you live with IBS? and How can probiotics support gastrointestinal functions in elite athletes?
For other use than food/dietary supplements
To boost natural defenses, probiotics compete with opportunistic microorganisms and support the gut immune defenses which procures health benefits related to acute traveler’s diarrhea, antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD), H. pylori and C. difficile. The probiotic yeast S. boulardii also procures gut health benefit as you can discover in this article: What health benefits hide in yeast?
In times of critical care, probiotics normalize the homeostasis of the gut ecosystem, leading to perioperative support and care in times of ulcerative colitis (UC) and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).