Lactobacillus Rhamnosus

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Form: Healthy bacteria

Food source: Sourdough breads, fermented foods like miso, kimchi and sauerkraut. Often added to yoghurts and other dairy products.

Benefits of Lactobacillus Rhamnosus

  • Gut health
  • Relieves cramps
  • Mental performance
  • Vaginal health

      What is Lactobacillus Rhamnosus? 

      Lactobacillus rhamnosus is an extensively studied 'good bacteria' that exists naturally in your body, helping prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in your stomach. Studies show that L.rhamnosus has beneficial effects on IBS symptoms, such as reducing the frequency and severity of abdominal pain, including in children. L.rhamnosus can also relieve diarrhoea, reducing its duration and preventing its onset

      In our latest research on gut health, we found 46% of people regularly suffer from symptoms of poor gut health and digestion. You may be interested in learning the difference between IBD and IBS. Discover the ‘Common & unusual symptoms of IBS’ and the ‘Best probiotics for IBS’.

      L.rhamnosus, like other members of the Lactobacillus strain, also fuels your gut-brain axis. Healthy gut microbes produce ‘short-chain fatty acids’ which play a vital role in our brain health. Short-chain fatty acids alter the levels of the neurotransmitter GABA, low levels of which have been associated with symptoms such as sugar cravings, anxiety, low mood and insomnia. The more short-chain fatty acids in our gut, the more GABA we produce and the greater the resistance our body has to stress. This is why studies have suggested that microorganisms like L.rhamnosus may help to relieve anxiety and depression.

      The vaginal microbiome is also made up of a range of microorganisms that contribute to vaginal health. L.rhamnosus is one of these ‘good’ bacteria that keep other, pathogenic species in check. This is why it could help to treat issues such as bacterial vaginosis, a condition defined by having too many harmful bacteria in the vaginal microbiome. 

      Do remember that probiotics need prebiotics to fuel their health. One of the most important prebiotics is Inulin, which can be found in a range of fruit and vegetables.

      You may also enjoy reading ‘Why you should improve your gut health’ and ‘How to Look After Your Gut Through Your Diet’.