Bifidobacterium is a genus of gram-positive, nonmotile, often branched anaerobic bacteria. They are ubiquitous inhabitants of the gastrointestinal tract, vagina and mouth (B. dentium) of mammals, including humans. Bifidobacteria are one of the major genera of bacteria that make up the colon flora in mammals. Some bifidobacteria are used as probiotics. Before the 1960s, Bifidobacterium species were collectively referred to as "Lactobacillus bifidus".
Functions and Applications
1. Diarrhea Prevention: Diarrhea is a condition that is usually caused by an irritation in the gastrointestinal tract. If not taken care of it can be potentially fatal.
2. Constipation Relife: Constipation is an uncomfortable bowel condition that makes the evacuation of feces difficult. It is considered chronic when it lasts for more than three days out of the week.
3.Decrease in colon inflammation: Inflammation of the colon is a painful condition caused by a variety of medical factors. One of the primary causes is high amounts of toxic buildup in the colon.