5 Lactobacillus Gasseri Health Benefits

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Lactobacillus is one of the most popular groups of bacteria and L. Gasseri is a strain that is part of this family.

If you are lacking Lactobacillus Gasseri in your gut flora then you may not be experiencing the full health benefits the gut can provide.

Thank fully, it's easy enough to get more of this probiotic strain from food and supplements.

This Lactobacillus Gasseri guide will go over the potential health benefits this strain may have but only according to real scientific studies.

Weight Loss

There is a lot of suggestion out there that probiotics can help you lost weight but ultimately there isn't always any scientific data behind these claims.

Luckily for Lactobacillus Gasseri, there is a study from the British Journal Of Nutrition that is promising.


The study was carried out on 210 healthy humans from Japan. Despite being healthy, the 210 participants were said to have a large amount of visceral fat.


For 12-weeks some of the participants were asked to take Lactobacillus gasseri SBT2055 in liquid milk and others were given a placebo not contaning L. Gasseri.


Remarkably after 12-weeks at the end of this study, the participants that had rank the L. Gasseri had a lower BMI and waist / hip circumferences vs the placebo group. In fact, the placebo group did not have any change form their original baseline. 


The study mentioned that after not drinking the probiotic milk for 4-weeks many of the measurements were reversed. If you want to lose weight with Lactobacillus Gasseri it may be necessary to constantly consume the L. Gasseri to maintain any weigh loss.  


Lactobacillus Plantarum is another probiotic strain that had a promising weight loss study conducted on mice in south korea.

Inflammation

According to Medical News Today, chronic inflammation can potentially lead to hay fever, rheumatoid arthritis, periodontitis and more. 


In 2015 it was estimated that 1.3% of the US population had Inflammatory Bowel Disease so and the symptoms of IBD can be painful debilitating.


One study from the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver suggest that Lactobacillus Gasseri may promote anti-inflammatory properties. 


The study took 10 mice that had Colitis and their baseline markers were noted. They were then given Lactobacillus Gasseri steadily for 3-days.


All 10 mice were checked up on and it was noted that L. Gasseri significantly reduced inflammation markers and the severity of their colitis. It's worth noting that for same reason male mice experienced stronger benefits.

Immunity

According to Medical News Today, chronic inflammation can potentially lead to hay fever, rheumatoid arthritis, periodontitis and more. 


In 2015 it was estimated that 1.3% of the US population had Inflammatory Bowel Disease so and the symptoms of IBD can be painful debilitating.


One study from the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver suggest that Lactobacillus Gasseri may promote anti-inflammatory properties. 


The study took 10 mice that had Colitis and their baseline markers were noted. They were then given Lactobacillus Gasseri steadily for 3-days.


All 10 mice were checked up on and it was noted that L. Gasseri significantly reduced inflammation markers and the severity of their colitis. It's worth noting that for same reason male mice experienced stronger benefits.

Vaginal Health

I have previously written about probiotics and vaginal health and concluded that Lactobacillus Acidophilus could be one of the best strains when taking it orally.


This interesting study from BMC Infection Diseases included 40 Scandinavian female participants with Bacterial Vaginosis and Recurrent Vulvovaginal Candidiasis.

The study women participating in the study took EcoVag® along with anti-fungal medication or antibiotics.


EcoVag® which contains Lactobacills Gasseri and Lactobacillus rhamnosus was taken as suppository inside of the vagina. The study concluded the combinations with EcoVag® provided a "long-term cure against BV and R-VVC".

Nasal Allergies & Asthma

This preliminary human study gave 15 participants with perennial allergic rhinitis and high serum IgE levels 200ml of milk containing Lactobacillus gasseri TMC0356 everyday for 4-weeks.


At around 28-days into the study the high serum IgE levels were reduced and Rhinitis reactions to Japanese cedar pollen and mites were also down. 


This second randomized  placebo study gave 49 school children L. Gasseri every day for 2-months and 56 a placebo for the same amount of the time.


The children aged between 6-12 all had Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis and at the end of the study they were examined.


Amazingly, clinical symptom scores for asthma and allergic rhinits decreased in the probiotic-treated patients as compared to the controls. 


It's worth noting that to achieve these results the kids had to take a probiotic daily for 8-weeks but the results were quite clear.

Probiotics 101

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Probiotics are friendly good bacteria that our essential for our Microbiome to flourish. The health benefits are well documented and vary between different strains.

Some of the best probiotic foods are fermented foods and include Kimchi, Sauerkraut and Miso Paste. You can also buy probiotics in liquid form with dairy drinks like Kefir and Kombucha.

Some of the best probiotics strains are those of the Lactobacillus family but there are also Bifidobacterium strains and recently soil-based probiotic strains are starting to become more mainstream. FlowFlora is one probiotic strain you can buy that has both Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus probiotic bacteria and you can buy it at AliciasNaturals.com

Probiotic bacteria take time to work and not everyone will experience the same results. Probiotics may also cause side effect like bloating, gas and diarrhea but I have written a more in-depth probiotic 101 guide on my blog.


Closing Summary

Some of these studies look promising on the surface but keep in mind one was carried out on mice and not humans. 

Other's did not feature many participants and so the results may not be that accurate. The two allergic rhinitis studies look most promising.

The studies confirm that taking probiotics is not an over night magic cure. It can take months to notice results and even then you made not experience any benefits.

You should also consult with a Doctor for any health problems and never use probiotics to self-treat any conditions. This content in this guide is not medical advice and I am not a Doctor.

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