Benign bacteria, commonly known as probiotics, often have long or complicated names (like lactic acid bacteria) and it can be difficult to distinguish the different types from each other. There is, however, a system for naming probiotics that makes it easier to understand the different properties of the various bacteria and what effects they have.
Bacterial genera, species and strains
There are trillions of different bacteria in our gut that belong to a variety of different strains, all of which have different properties and functions. In order to distinguish these bacteria from each other they are often named at three different levels: genus, species and strain. The highest level is the genus, for example Lactobacillus, which is a genus of bacteria commonly found in probiotic and synbiotic supplements. Within the genus there are then various species, such as plantarum and paracasei. The bacterium in each species can also belong to a specific strain that is usually named using a combination of numbers and/or letters. For example, one of the bacterial strains in our dietary supplement Synbiotic belongs to the genus Lactobacillus, the species plantarum and the strain 2362.
Different bacterial strains have different properties
The bacteria are divided into Genus and Species based on the characteristics and properties they possess. But even at the lowest level – the Strain – there are clear differences between the different types of bacteria. Bacteria that belong to the same Genus and Species, but different Strains, can differ significantly with respect to how they act inside the body. Research on the effects of lactic acid bacteria on humans or animals is therefore often conducted at the stem level.
The combination matters
Lactic acid bacteria are living organisms that are affected by, and interact with, their environment. For example, many bacteria are sensitive to moisture and warmth. Bacteria also interact with each other and the effectiveness of different combinations of bacterial strains varies. There are, for example, bacterial strains that can increase each other’s potency and, on the opposite end, some types of bacteria that compete with each other. When choosing dietary supplements with lactic acid bacteria, it is therefore important that not only the individual types of bacteria have been studied, but also that the entire combination of bacteria has been studied.
Gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria
Another way to distinguish different types of bacteria is to divide them up into gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. In general it can be said that gram-negative bacteria are so-called malignant bacteria – this, for example, includes bacteria in the genera Salmonella and Legionella. The gram-positive bacteria include benign bacterial genera such as Lactobacillus, but there are also pathogenic gram-positive bacteria that can cause disease, such as Streptococcus and Staphylococcus.
How can you know if the bacteria are doing their job?
No two gut floras are exactly alike and it is therefore important to remember that different bacteria and supplements can have different effects depending on the individual. In general, however, it is important that the types of bacteria you ingest have been studied and have been proven to be effective in combination with other bacteria and substances used. And don’t forget that it can take some time for the body to get used to a new supplement. After that you just have to play it by ear!
Super Synbiotics: The Perfect Addition to Your Daily Routine for Optimal Gut Health
Looking to boost your energy and get rid of uncomfortable bloating? Taking care of your gut health might just be the solution you've been looking for. A balanced and strong gut flora is crucial for optimal health, and to achieve that, you need to nourish it with a daily dose of pre- and probiotics. While a healthy diet is a great start, sometimes you need an extra boost to make sure you're getting enough of the good stuff. That's where Synbiotic15 comes in.
By taking Synbiotic15, you'll experience a host of benefits, including a stronger immune system, better digestion, reduced inflammation, healthier skin, and relief from common stomach issues. This all-natural supplement is made from a unique blend of four patented lactic acid bacteria and four grams of prebiotic fibres that serve as nourishment for the good bacteria in your gut. And with over 20 years of research behind it, you can trust that it's a proven solution to help you take control of your gut health.
Simply mix Synbiotic15 into your morning routine by adding it to water, blending it into a smoothie, sprinkling it over your yogurt, or taking it on its own. It's an easy and effective way to give your gut the boost it needs. Don't wait any longer to take charge of your health – buy Synbiotic15 now and level up your health and wellbeing.
What our customers say
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I tried Synbiotic15 for two months and it’s when you stop that you really feel the difference. The probiotics calm your internals and everything becomes more consistent; I think it helps the bloating too. It’s not an instant fix but a good addition to supplements for feeling better all round, and a help with IBS.
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When you take care of your gut, you’ll get so much more energy. And while you don’t need a supplement – Synbiotic15 helps to kickstart your progress and supports the lifestyle changes you make.
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My stomach problems have improved enormously after using synbiotic. I am very satisfied!
I have many allergies which have a severe reaction to my bowel movements. By taking supersymbiotic my bowel movements are much smoother, very happy.
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