What are bifidobacteria?
Bifidobacteria are bacteria that colonize both the intestine and the vagina. They belong to the group of lactic acid producers and are therefore “good bacteria”. There are many different strains, many of which belong to the group of probiotics. These can help treat intestinal problems such as constipation, diarrhea and gas.
Bifidobacteria are also used to clean up the vaginal and intestinal flora. Humans have their first contact with bifidobacteria as an infant through breast milk. The bifidobacteria convert sugar into lactic and acetic acid in the intestine. This acidifies the intestinal environment, which means that pathogens, i.e. "bad bacteria", are less able to settle and multiply. Examples of these “bad bacteria” include salmonella and coliform bacteria.
At the same time, bifidobacteria promote the proliferation of other "good bacteria".
Bifidobacteria also strengthen the body's defense system through a variety of mechanisms. It is therefore important for a healthy body and good well-being to have enough bifidobacteria as part of the intestinal flora. Bifidobacteria can be found in conventional foods such as yoghurt, kefir or cheese. These bacteria are also found in increased amounts in sauerkraut or pickles, which is related to the fermentation process during production. In order to consume a sufficient amount of bifidobacteria, probiotics are recommended. With 60 billion colony-forming units, the Dailybacs contain a large number of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli. In our Dailybacs, the bifidobacteria strains are Bifidobacterium animalis, Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium lactis , Bifidobacterium breve and Bifidobacterium longum. The combination of numbers behind the bifidobacteria provide information about the number of bacteria contained. You can find more information about the three most important bacterial strains in the Dailybacs here!
If you have severe problems with the gastrointestinal tract, you should always consult a specialist.