There are an estimated several trillion friendly bacteria comprising over 400 species in the average human gastrointestinal tract. By body weight, each of us carries around nearly four pounds of intestinal microflora.
While Lactobacillus Acidophilus is probably the most well known of these, others you should know about include Bifidobacterium bifidum and B. longum. When the intestines are healthy, there are more friendly bacteria than "unfriendly," or pathogenic ones; you might think of this
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is a limited array of tested biotherapeutic agents and a lack of pharmacokinetic data.
The authors have tested the therapeutic efficacy of a multibacterial combination consisting of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum in elderly patients with bowel disorders. Bacteriological and histopathologic investigation showed this combination to yield excellent biologic results with restoration of duodenal bacterial flora and subsidence of clinical symptoms. The function of the muciparous glands was restored and the duodenal mucosa was normalized.