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The Lactobacillus genus encompasses more than 25 species and includes a diverse range of organisms. These organisms are strictly fermentative, aerotolerant or anaerobic and have complex nutritional requirements. Using glucose as a carbon source, lactobacilli are either homofermentative (more than 85% of their formulation is of lactic acid) or heterofermentative (production of lactic acid, carbon dioxide, ethanol or acetic acid).


  • Maintain a healthy and balanced intestinal microbiota and reduce the incidence of intestinal infections.
  • Are often recommended for the prevention of intestinal microbiota problems and diarrhea related to antibiotic treatment.

Contribute to the modulation of specific and non-specific immune defenses.


The Bifidobacterium genus is gram-positive, anaerobic and often ramified. It is the predominant bacterial group in the intestinal flora of healthy newborns that are breastfed, representing more than 95% of all bacteria present. However, the number of these organisms diminishes with time (starting from weaning) to eventually represent an average of 25% of a healthy individual’s intestinal flora.


Several studies have clearly identified that bifidobacteria can be effective in the prevention and reduction of diarrheas related to antibiotic treatment or resulting from the rotavirus in children. Anaerobic bacteria belonging to the Bifidobacteria sub-family are also beneficial for the well-being of the host, both during childhood and in later stages of life.
Moreover, they contribute to the modulation of specific and non-specific immune defenses.