Bifidobacterium bifidum is a prevalent immunity-boosting bacteria. It is one of the common probiotic bacteria found in the body of a human. The genus Bifidobacterium is among the first microbes found in the human gastrointestinal tract. (2) It exerts a positive health benefit to its host. In the intestinal population of microorganisms in the human body, the Bifidobacterium species constitutes a significant share of 80% of the population. In the human body, it is found mainly in the large intestine, lower parts of the small intestine, vagina and even breast milk in a lactating mother. It is majorly present in the newborn baby’s intestinal flora at a high portion of almost 95%. (1)
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Structure of Bifidobacterium bifidum
B.bifidum is an anaerobic, gram-positive bacterium that is neither spore-forming nor motile. (1) The bacterium’s shape is branched and rod-shaped and is usually found in clusters, pairs, or sometimes independently. The classification of the B.bifidium is:
Species: B. bifidum
Benefits of Bifidobacterium bifidum
The primary benefit of B.bifidum is to promote the digestive health of an individual. It adheres to the gastrointestinal tract lining, ferment sugars to produce lactic acid. It supports the immune system and guards the system against toxins and pathogens. Research proves that B.bifidum helps in boosting overall immunity, reducing and treating gastrointestinal infections. It also addresses conditions such as eczema, diarrhoea, and constipation. (4) Thus, it helps restore the overall health of an individual’s gut.
- bifidum can improve the digestive function of a patient infected with H. Pylori. (3) The bacteria’s probiotic nature helps reduce the spread of the infection by repairing any damage caused to the gastrointestinal system.
B.bifidum is effective in reducing the risk of acute diarrhoea and infections from other pathogens such as E.Coli. The bacterium has been shown to reduce the incidence of cold and flu. In women, it is found to be beneficial in maintaining the health of the vaginal tract. (1)
Due to its positive effect on the digestive system, B.bifidum contributes to better stress management. During periods of acute stress, a daily dose of B.bifidum has strengthened the immune system and reduced the effects of stress considerably. (1) Research shows that certain strains of B.bifidum, such as B.animalis, B, are administered with prebiotic. Longum and B. breve can reduce recurrent colon cancer. (4)
Research studies show that administering probiotics containing specific strains of B.bifidum given to both mother and daughter during gestation and lactation can prevent eczema in infants and children.
Probiotics are taken in naturally by consuming foods rich in good bacteria, like kimchi, kefir, yoghurt, cultured vegetables and fermented foods and beverages as sauerkraut. (3) They are an excellent source of live probiotics, which keep the gut naturally clean and promote positive digestive health. Prebiotics, which keep the healthy flora multiplying in the heart, are also a good support therapy. Foods rich in prebiotics are garlic, berries, asparagus, mushrooms, cereals, grapefruit, oats, seaweed, legumes, onions, bananas, and others should be included in the daily diet.
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