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Strains of Bacteria in Symprove
Species designations begin narrowing down the classification. For example, L.acidophilus and L. rhamnosus are both members of the lactobacillus genus, yet they possess quite different behaviours and carry out different functions in the body.
Next, comes the strain designation for a given species. Symprove contains fully identifiable pure bacteria strains with no re-inoculation from batch to batch.
L. plantarum is a gram-positive bacterium that is found in a variety of niches. These include dairy, meat, and many vegetable fermentations. It is also found in the human gastrointestinal tract and assists in biological activity and biochemical function (and is known as a facultative heterofermentative lactic acid bacterium) utilising an extensive range of fermentatable carbon sources.
It also produces anti-microbial peptides and exopolysaccharides. L. plantarum is able to adapt and thrive in a range of environments. This manipulation may allow an improvement of microbe balance, stabilisation of digestive enzyme patterns, and immunomodulation by activating and regulating mucosa-associated and systemic immune system responses.
L. acidophilus (acid-loving milk-bacterium) is a species in the genus Lactobacillus. L. acidophilus is a homofermentative species, fermenting sugars into lactic acid, and grows readily at rather low pH values (below pH 5.0) and has an optimum growth temperature of around 37 °C. L. acidophilus occurs naturally in the human and animal gastrointestinal tract, mouth, and vagina. Some strains of L. acidophilus are considered to have probiotic characteristics and are able to survive gastrointenstinal transit, being resistant to bile, low pH, and digestive enzymes. L. acidophilus may be helpful in reducing serum cholesterol levels, and has shown to improve bowel regularity as well as antibiotic bowel related issues.
L.rhamnosus is a bacterium that was originally considered to be a subspecies of L. casei, but later genetic research found it to be a species of its own. This bacterium is beneficial for the human intestinal tract and it is believed to help with constipation and other digestive upsets, urinary tract infections, bacterial vaginosis, and vaginal yeast infections. It may also be used to help those with chronic digestive problems in conjunction with medication and other probiotic bacteria.
E. faecium is a gram-positive bacterium group D, alpha hemolitic or nonhemolitic in the genus Enterococcus. It can be commensal in the human intestine and provides nutritional support in the event of diarrhoea diseases.It is a transient bacterium that must continuously be replaced in the body and it is useful in defending against pathogenic microbes that may invade the bowel.