Two of the most common probiotic bacteria are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.
The lactobacillus bacteria found in yogurt, kefir, and the human digestive system are rod-shaped and Gram-positive. Acidophilus, Rhamnosus, Reuteri, and Fermentum Lactobacillus are all prevalent types. Improved gastrointestinal health, digestion, immune function, and reduced infection risk are all the results of these specific strains.
The stomach and fermented foods like kefir, yogurt, and fermented vegetables are home to gram-positive, rod-shaped bifidobacterium. Common strains of Bifidobacterium include bifidum, lactis, and longum. Gut health, immune function, and infection risk are all improved by these strains.
Besides Lactobacillus, additional probiotics include Saccharomyces boulardii and Streptococcus thermophilus. These uncommon strains are found in some probiotic supplements.
It's important to get a probiotic pill that has strains that have been clinically shown to provide the desired health benefits. The use of any supplement should be preceded by medical advice.