Common Priobiotic Strains and their Benefits


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Probiotic Strains and Their Benefits

  1. Lactobacillus plantarum
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Cold and flu
    • Other immune system deficiencies

This bacterium helps you fight against getting sick by defending your system from invading viruses, moulds, toxins, etc.


  1. Lactobacillus rhamnosus
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Diarrhea
    • Lactose intolerance
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Other intestinal tract illnesses including stomach ulcers.

This strain of probiotic is known for its ability to survive through the harsh gastric acid and bile of the stomach – to make it through to the intestine and compete against bad bacteria.

It enhances the strength of your immune system by stimulating mucous production, inhibiting the growth of intestinal pathogens, and reducing inflammation in the intestines.


  1. Bifidobacterium bifidum
    • Constipation
    • Allergy symptoms
    • Digestive issues
    • Lactose intolerance

In addition to keeping your colon healthy and increasing your ability to absorb important nutrients, BB also reduces intestinal inflammation and competes with pathogens for adhesion to the intestinal cells to help make your immune system stronger. This is one of the four good bacteria species typically found in infants.


  1. Bifidobacterium infantis
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Gastroenteritis
    • Defends against pathogens such as Salmonella

A probiotic bacterium common in breast-fed infants, but which can also be found in teens and adults. It is known to successfully survive the trip through the stomach acids and bile and adhere to the intestinal tissues where it produces acetic acid and bacterocinlike substances, and some strains even produce B-vitamins such as thiamine, nicotinic acid, and folate. This is one of the four good bacteria species typically found in infants.


  1. Bidifobacterium longum
    • Ulcerative colitis
    • Intestinal inflammation
    • Vaginal flora balance
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s disease
    • High cholesterol
    • Colon cancer

Like most strains, they are still discovering all the positive benefits of this bacteria. They do know that it will strengthen your immune system, improve your overall gut health, and can help with re-establishing beneficial vaginal flora.

Studies have led researchers to believe that B. longum may minimize the effects of or prevent a full range of other ailments and diseases.


  1. Lactobacillus reuteri
    • Eczema
    • Colic
    • Diarrhea
    • Rotavirus
    • Workplace sicknesses
    • Dental health issues
    • Female Urogenital Tract Infections
    • Constipation

These bacteria produce a unique broad-spectrum antibiotic substance called reuterin, which has been found to inhibit the growth of some harmful bacteria, along with yeasts, fungi, and protozoa, while keeping normal gut flora intact. In addition, reuterin has also been shown to suppress infections related to H. pylori (linked to peptic ulcers and gastric cancer). It is found naturally in some milk and meat products.


  1. Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Acute, infectious diarrhea
  • Vaginal infections
  • Urinary tract infections

One of the most popular lactic bacteria, Lacidophilus is commonly used in foods such as yogurt and other dairy products. It works very well in combination with other probiotics to reduce the toxic effects of mould and yeast growth, and can prevent parasite growth in your intestinal tract.


  1. Lactobacillus casei
  • Constipation
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diarrhea

Casei occurs naturally in both your mouth and intestines, and helps support a healthy immune system. It can also reduce the rate and risk of bacterial infections. It has also been administered safely and with positive results to critically ill children suffering from diarrhea.


9. Lactobacillus helveticus

  • Bone mineral density
  • Blood pressure
  • Improved sleep
  • Stress relief
  • Calcium absorption
  • Diarrhea
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Allergies Found in many cheeses.

This lactic acid producing bacteria boasts a variety of health benefits, ranging from stimulating the immune and digestive systems to increasing bone density in post-menopausal women, to reducing arterial stiffness and blood pressure. It can also improve health by increasing the bioavailability of the nutrients in the body.


  1. Lactobacillus salivarius
  • Gum sensitivity
  • Plaque
  • Tooth and gum health
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Ulcers

In addition to the wide range of proven dental health benefits, L. salivarius is currently being tested and is believed to have the potential to improve immune system responses to colitis and septic shock.


  1. Pediococcus acidilactici
  • Stress relief
  • Digestive issues
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Multiple Sclerosis relief

This bacterium can balance the bacteria in your gut to enhance your overall health and promote a healthier inflammatory response in the intestines. It can reduce and prevent unhealthy bacteria and parasites—like salmonella and E. coli from entering your intestinal tract. It is even believed that it can provide a supportive role in patients who are suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.


  1. Streptococcus thermophilus
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Colic
  • Digestive issues
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Diarrhea
  • Dermatitis
  • Ulcers

One of the two original strains used to make yogurt, this probiotic is still one of the most effective strains for boosting your immune system and improving your digestive health. It is currently being tested for limitless applications, especially for treating the causes and symptoms of cancer.

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Final Note

 Probiotic strains are constantly being tested to determine efficacy and indications in both humans and animals. The indications listed here are simply a representation of what the most recent testing has shown to be the likely benefits for each strain. There are no guarantees of efficacy for any probiotic ingredients.

The material and opinions expressed in this document are believed to be accurate based on the best judgment available to the author.

Whilst the information in this document is regularly updated and every attempt is made to ensure that the material is accurate, medical research is being continually published and thus some information may be out of date and/or may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors.

The following sources were consulted in the preparation of this list:, ,, , and


Waterstof Peroksied 3%

Algemene Gebruike

Waterstof peroksied (H2O2) word in ingeligte kringe beskou as een van die beste huishoudelike produkte om te gebruik waarby diere ook by kan baat vind.

Min lesers weet dat hul waarskynlik hul eerste slukkie waterstof peroksied gehad het net nadat hulle  hul eerste asemteug geneem het moedersmelk ingeneem het. Dit is bekend dat naas voeding, nog ‘n belangrike funksies van biesmelk is om die immuunstelsel te stimuleer in die pasgeborene om teenliggaampies te produseer teen skadelike bakterie, fungi en virusse van die omgewing.

Biesmelk, kolostrum of dan moedersmelk, bevat uiters hoë konsentrate van H2O2 of waterstof peroksied. Dit is dus een van die eerste stowwe wat die soogdier se babas inneem.

In die 19de eeu was waterstof peroksied wyd gebruik in medisyne. Vele bakteriese infeksies (insluitend sifilis) het reageer op H2O2 waar geen ander behandeling effektief was nie. In die begin van 20ste eeu was H2O2 gebruik om verskeie algemene siektes soos kinkhoes, cholera, ingewandskoors, maagsere, tuberkulose en asma te behandel.

Nuwe medikasie en praktyke bevorder deur die farmaseutiese industrie het hierdie baie effektiewe en goedkoop met nuwe duurder produkte. Interessant om te weet dat die soogdier se liggaam in sy immuunreaksie teen verskillende skadelike organismes, waterstof peroksied vrygestel in T-selle om ongewenste bakterie, virusse en fungi te vernietig. Bloedplaatjies stel ook waterstof peroksied vry sodra die ongewenste indringers in bloed opspoor.

Peroksied is die Natuur se manier om ongewenste organismes te vernietig. Niks anders is in werklikheid meer effektief as die ware oplossing soos gegee deur Moeder Natuur nie. As dit is, is dit meer skadelik. In soogdiere se groter of boonste ingewande word peroksied produseer deur die bakterie “acidophilus Lactobacillus.  Dit is ‘n natuurlike bakterie wat in die soogdier se spysverteringstelsel, mond en in die vroulike vagina voorkom.

Acidophilus Lactobacillus produseer die Vitamien K in die liggaam en het die bakterie ook vele gebruike soos by die maak van jogurt gebruik. Peroksied keer effektief dat candida, veral bekend by geslagsorgane, buite beheer vermeerder.

Wanneer candida buite die ingewande versprei, ontsnap dit die liggaam se natuurlike beheer waar peroksied gevorm word. Sou dit gebeur en sou dit versprei na ander plekke in die liggaam of organe,  vorm dit ‘n toestand wat as “Kroniese- moegheid- sindroom” bekend staan.

Waterstof peroksied, soos in die naam afgelui, is gelaai met suurstof. Hoe dit presies werk is nog nie baie duidelik nie, behalwe dat dit ook baie effektief is vir vele oorinfeksies soos gistoestande in die oor. Myte en bosluise, asook ander bakterie wat daarin kan wegkruip word ook onmiddellik vernietig. Tydens griep kan peroksied ook in die oor gegooi word om die infeksies wat daarin ontstaan te vernietig. Dit bring byna onmiddellike verligting.

Wanneer H2O2 deur die liggaam opgeneem word (mondelings of binneaars) vermeerder die suurstof inhoud van die bloed en liggaamsweefsel dramaties.

Ander gebruike

Waterstof peroksied kan ook gebruik word as ‘n natuurlike bleikmiddel om klere witter te maak, as ‘n sproei om voetswamme en ander voetfungi te vernietig, as ‘n nasale sproei om sinus infeksies te verlig, as ‘n goedkoop en effektiewe mondspoeling, saam met koeksoda as ‘n natuurlike tandepasta en met asyn om ‘n nie-toksiese ontsmettingsagent te skep.

Dit is ook baie effektief om as ‘n sproei te gebruik wanneer publieke toilette, storte en soortgelyke gedeelde plekke gebruik word, veral as mens op reis is en van die geriewe gebruik moet maak. In toetse wat deur Virginia Tech gedoen is, het hul peroksied en asyn (gebruik as ‘n sproei mis) en feitlik alle salmonella en E. coli bakterie vernietig op erg besmette kos en oppervlaktes.

By die inname van gif by diere kan peroksied ook gebruik word om braking te bevorder. Die enigste graad wat vir interne gebruik aanbeveel word, is 35% voedselgraad waterstof peroksied, wat behoorlik verdun moet wees tot 3% met water.

Waterstof peroksied wat by jou plaaslike apteek beskikbaar is, tensy spesifiek anders vermeld, moet nie mondelings ingeneem word nie. Net voedselgraad peroksied wat jy by jou apteker kan aanvra en dan verdun na 3% toe met water.

Pierre van Niekerk © 2016  (18.10.16)