Lactobacillus salivarius

About Lactobacillus salivarius

L. salivarius has been frequently isolated from the mammalian digestive tract and has been studied as a candidate probiotic.

Potential Benefits

Research to date has described the immunomodulatory properties of the species in cell-lines, mice, rats and humans for the alleviation of intestinal disease and the promotion of host well-being. L. salivarius has the ability to inhibit pathogens and tolerate host antimicrobial defenses.


1: Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Volume 36, Number 6, June 2009 , pp. 506-513(8); “Probiotic effects of orally administered Lactobacillus salivarius WB21-containing tablets on periodontopathic bacteria: a double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial”
2: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2008), 67 (OCE), E40; doi:10.1017/S0029665108006496; “Immunomodulatory properties of Lactobacillus salivarius are not limited to the intestine”

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