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Bifidobateria and Probiotics in Health and Disease
Like its better-known cousin acidophilus, the bifidobacteria group (often simply called bifidus) is considered a “probiotic.” Bifidobacteria are one of the hundreds of beneficial bacteria that inhabit the body’s intestinal tract, and help to fight off infection.
Probiotic bacteria with bifidobacteria are effective in preventing and reducing the severity of acute diarrhea in children. They are also useful in antibiotic associated diarrhea but not for elimination of Helicobacter pylori. In inflammatory bowel disease, especially ulcerative colitis, probiotics with bifidobacteria offer a safe alternative or addition to current therapy. Bifidobacteria have been used to prevent urogenital tract infection with benefit and, perhaps more intriguingly, to reduce atopy in children. Probiotics do not always work.
Despite the generally accepted importance of bifidobacteria as probiotic components of the human intestinal microflora and their use in health promoting foods, there is only limited information about their phylogenetic position, physiology and underlying genetics. In the last few years numerous molecular approaches have emerged for the identification and characterization of bifidobacterial strains.
Types or strains Bifidobacterium adolescentis bifidum
Improved Immunity and Digestion
Supplementing the diet with B. bifidum helps improve digestion and enhance the immune phagocytic activity of the human body. First, B. bifidum promotes bacterial balance and optimal digestion, thereby discouraging the production of histamine, a chemical responsible for triggering an allergic reaction. Second, B. bifidum enhances the body’s natural antibody immune response. Therefore, regular B. bifidum in the diet fights against intestinal pathogens, digestive irregularities and histamine production, ultimately improving the body’s immunity and avoiding the onset of allergic reactions.
Alcoholic Liver Restoration
According to “Probiotics Restore Bowel Flora and Improve Liver Enzymes in Human Alcohol-Induced Liver Injury: A Pilot Study,” liver disease caused by excessive alcohol consumption is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. It accounts for 40 percent of deaths from cirrhosis and between 10 percent and 35 percent of hepatitis cases. Over-consumption of alcohol is associated with increased gut permeability, bowel and liver interactions, altered intestinal flora and significantly reduced numbers of B. bifidum, among other beneficial bacteria. This study indicated that short- term supplementation with B. bifidum resulted in restoration of bowel flora and notable improvements in alcohol-induced liver injury when compared to standard therapy alone.
Probiotics such as B. bifidum are especially effective in the treatment of diarrhea, including infectious diarrhea and diarrhea associated with antibiotic use. The probiotics are even safe for children with diarrhea. The restoration of bacterial symbiosis within the gastrointestinal tract as a result of probiotic supplementation results in a decrease in stool frequency, fecal weight and abdominal cramps.
The article “Bifidobacterium as Probiotic Agents — Physiological Effects and Clinical Benefits” states that bacterial irregularity of the intestinal flora influences the creation of cancer cells by producing enzymes that transform normal cells into active carcinogens. Harmful bacteria in the colon promote tumor production and tumor transformation in the gut. Evidence suggests that probiotics such as B. bifidum protect the host from activities within the body that cause the growth and transformation of healthy cells into cancer cells.
Constipation is an uncomfortable bowel condition that makes the evacuation of feces difficult. It is considered chronic when it lasts for more than three days out of the week. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, dairy products containing Bifidobacterium lactis aids in the relief of constipation. It is especially helpful when consumed by adults. Studied have been conducted to determine if it helps provoke frequent bowel movements. Bifidobacterium may help relief constipation when consumed over a three to six week time frame.
Decrease in Colon Inflammation
Inflammation of the colon is a painful condition caused by a variety of medical factors. One of the primary causes is high amounts of toxic buildup in the colon. It can cause the colon to swell and become inflamed, a condition also known as colitis. According to American Society for Microbiology, fermented bifidobacterium lactis has beneficial microorganisms that live within the colon to help with the elimination of toxic waste. Some of the most common strains of the bacterium are added to food sources such as milk, cheese and even in infant formula to promote good colon health and decrease the odds of experiencing inflammation of the colon.