In our last article, we discussed the health benefits correlated with incorporating Bacillus Coagulans into our nutrition. This week, we’d like to highlight another beneficial strain of bacteria: Lactobacillus Rhamnosus.
These little guys are theorized to be related to a number of positive health perks, including support for IBS symptoms, helping people with diarrhea, maintaining a balanced gut, and more!
Here’s a closer look:
What Is Lactobacillus Rhamnosus?
While we all have unique microbiomes, the Lactobacillus family of bacteria is naturally found in most people’s guts. The Lactobacillus Rhamnosus strain is particularly helpful thanks to its resistance to bile and acid, which means it isn’t easily destroyed during the digestion process. As a result of its persistence, it often has an easier time growing a healthy population of good bacteria in your gut.
In case you’re unfamiliar with its name, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus often goes by the moniker “LGG” – as it was one of the first probiotic strains identified from healthy human fecal samples during a study by Sherwood Gorbach and Barry Goldwin. The “L” stands for Lactobacillus, and the “GG” is an homage to the two founders, Gorbach & Goldwin.
Lactobacillus Rhamnosus Benefits
As mentioned at the start of this article, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus is linked to a number of health benefits. Thanks to its resistance to acid and bile, it’s often supplemented by people with digestive ailments that other bacteria simply cannot address. Lactobacillus Rhamnosus has been known to:
Support People with IBS Symptoms
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is affects anywhere between 9%-23% of adults worldwide. It can often be debilitating due to uncomfortable symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain and cramping, unusual bowel movements, and gas. Not only does this cause discomfort, but it makes it challenging for those afflicted to keep social plans and time spent out of the house.
Many IBS studies over the years have linked these negative symptoms to higher levels of Clostridium, Streptococcus, and E. Coli in the systems of their participants. Interestingly enough, scientists have found that there is an inverse correlation between Lactobacillus Rhamnosus and those harmful strains.
Help People with Occasional Diarrhea
For those with healthy and consistent levels of Lactobacillus Rhamnosus in their guts, the strain has been linked to more consistent and regular bowel movements.
Aside from more common forms of diarrhea such as traveler’s diarrhea, acute watery diarrhea, and acute gastroenteritis-related diarrhea, studies have even shown that Lactobacillus Rhamnosus has the unique ability to provide support for those experiencing antibiotic-related diarrhea as well. This particular ailment results from the fact that some antibiotics can affect strains of helpful bacteria in the gut while they fight off infections in other areas of the body. While other, less-resilient strains get eliminated by such medications, the strong Lactobacillus Rhamnosus is more likely to survive and continue supporting gut health.
Gut health is defined by a number of factors, ranging from age to gender to diet and even stress levels. Probiotics should not be considered a “cure-all” or treatment by any means – but they may give your body a higher likelihood of digestive regularity and overall health.
Lactobacillus Rhamnosus is one of the strains that we love at Global Health Trax. That’s why we include it in SevenLac – our most robust probiotic.
If you’re curious about Lactobacillus Rhamnosus and the other strains of bacteria we include in our suite of probiotics, click here for a handy comparison chart.
Take Back Your Gut Health!
At Global Health Trax, we take pride in creating dependable, natural supplements that help our customers keep their well-being on track. Our mission is to deliver the best digestive nutritional products with progressive formulations for optimal wellness, longevity, and quality of life for people across the world.