Bifidobacterium Bifidum (also known as Lactobacillus Bifidus) resides mainly in the lining of the large intestine and the vaginal tract.
It is used in therapeutic preparations for treating digestive disorders in infants, enterocolitis, constipation, cirrhosis of the liver, imbalance of intestinal flora following antibiotic therapy, and for promotion of intestinal peristalsis.
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In general, Bifidus provides:
- energy production through fermentation,
- synthesis of B vitamins,
- mineral absorption, and
- anti-microbial activities.
As one of the most powerful and broadly active intestinal flora it demonstrates the ability to:
- digest lactose
- ferment indigestible fibers, thereby producing more energy
- synthesize some vitamins, especially several of the B vitamins
- assist in mineral absorption, especially iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc
- inhibit the growth of Salmonella, Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans, Campylobacter ejuni, Listeria, Shigella, E. coli and Clostridium by crowding them out and eating the nutrients they need
- fight bad bacteria by lowering the intestinal pH through its production of fatty acids, lactic acid, and acetic acid
absorb large quantities of ferrous ions, thereby inhibiting the growth of bad bacteria that use it for food
- help decompose nitrosamines (cancer-causing substances) and suppress the production of nitrosamines in the intestines
- help lower serum cholesterol
Bifidus can be found as one of the ingredients in Designer Physique’s Digestive Boost.