Lactobacillus casei

About Lactobacillus casei

Lactobacillus casei is a bacteria found in the human intestine and mouth. It is a lactic acid producer and has been found to assist in the propagation of desirable bacteria. This particular species of lactobacillus is documented to have a wide pH and temperature range, and complements the growth of L. acidophilus, a producer of the enzyme amylase (a carbohydrate-digesting enzyme)

Possible Benefits

Among the best-documented, probiotics L.casei, L. casei DN-114001, and L. casei Shirota have been extensively studied and are widely available as functional foods (see Actimel, Yakult).

Claims range from maintenance of gut flora, modulation of the immune system, regulation of bowel habits and constipation and finally effects on some gastrointestinal infections.


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