Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum

About Bifidobacterium longum

B. longum is has been described as one of the most important types of “good” bacteria that inhabits the human body. It can be found throughout the gastrointestinal tract as well as the vagina.

Possible Benefits:

B. longum has been found to reduce inflammation, symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, and may even reduce the chance of getting colon cancer.


Acta Biomed. 2006 Aug;77(2):85-9.
Role of gut microflora and probiotic effects in the irritable bowel syndrome.

J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2006;16(2):86-93.
Effect of probiotic Bifidobacterium longum BB536 [corrected] in relieving clinical symptoms and modulating plasma cytokine levels of Japanese cedar pollinosis during the pollen season. A randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

Carcinogenesis. 1997 Apr;18(4):833-41.
Bifidobacterium longum, a lactic acid-producing intestinal bacterium inhibits colon cancer and modulates the intermediate biomarkers of colon carcinogenesis.

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