Gut Health: Importance of Live Cultures
Updated: Feb 25, 2022
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What are Live Cultures?
Live cultures are friendly bacteria (living microorganisms) which may also be known as probiotics e.g. Lactobacillus acidophilus or Bifidobacterium infantis. They are commonly consumed for health and have gained a lot of recent attention in the media for their health promoting properties. Most live cultures are the same or similar to bacteria already naturally found in the body.
What do they do for me?
Each type of bacteria brings different types of benefit to the body, with all showing a link to supporting immunity, digestion and stress resistance. Some live cultures support the levels of gut friendly bacteria colonies present in the body, produce substances to support specific health effects and/or support the body’s own immune system response.
What foods can I get these Live Cultures from?
Dairy and fermented foods are the main sources of live cultures. Yogurt is the best source, Kefir, Sauerkraut, Tempeh, Kimchi, Miso, Kombucha, pickles, buttermilk, some cheeses e.g. cheddar, mozzarella and gouda. No minimum level for benefit has been defined but the consumption of products containing a few million bacteria relate to health support.
Live Cultures you can find in BioThrive Supplements
Live Culture - Bacillus Coagula
Bacillus coagula (also known as B. coagulans) is a friendly bacteria strain which directly supports digestive health and encourages a healthy immune system as well as supporting the absorption of nutrients.
Bacillus coagula assists gut health by producing lactic acid in the digestive tract.
General Health / Immunity / Digestive Health