Probiotic Bacteria

ProLact offers various probiotic complexes of beneficial bacteria. We are able to supply both standard probiotic mixes, as well as custom probiotic mixes, as per our customer requirements.

Below you will find a list of probiotic bacteria that we work with. Please note that some of the bacteria are available in more than 1 variant, depnding on the needed application, such as anti inflamatory, immuno stimulating and other beneficial effects. When requesting a quote, please specify your product application.

The combination of Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus exhibit unique healthy effects, such as: strengthening and stimulation of the immune system, regeneration of the beneficial microflora, improving and normalization of the physiological processes in the gastro-intestinal tract.

ProLact carefully selects only natural bacteria with proven beneficial properties.

  • Lactobacillus Helveticus

Lactobacillus helveticus is a beneficial lactic acid bacteria commonly found in the gut and various foods such as Italian and Swiss cheeses, milk, kefir, and fermented foods. Research suggests that L. helveticus can promote gut health, reduce blood pressure, improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, enhance sleep quality, and shorten the duration of upper respiratory tract illnesses. Additionally, it has been associated with increased calcium levels, positive effects on calcium metabolism, potential treatment for gut infections, and several promising outcomes in studies, including improved learning and memory, arthritis symptom relief, prevention of dermatitis, suppression of fungal growth, inhibition of tumor growth (breast and liver cancer), and modulation of inflammation. These findings highlight the potential health benefits of L. helveticus and its role in maintaining overall well-being.

  • Bacillus Coagulans

Bacillus coagulans is a robust probiotic bacteria that can withstand harsh conditions and go dormant when necessary, making it effective in withstanding the acidic environment of the stomach. It has shown potential benefits in alleviating stomach distress and other ailments. Research suggests that B. coagulans may be beneficial in managing symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), reducing disability and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis, improving bowel function and reducing constipation, relieving intestinal gas-related symptoms, and enhancing the immune response to respiratory tract infections. These findings highlight the potential therapeutic uses of B. coagulans in various health conditions.

  • Lactobacillus Crispatus

Lactobacillus crispatus is a species of lactobacilli that plays a crucial role in women's vaginal health. A healthy vaginal microbiota is typically dominated by L. crispatus, along with other lactobacillus species. The dominance of L. crispatus in the vaginal flora provides several benefits, as it contributes to stability and resistance against various infections and complications, including bacterial vaginosis, vulvovaginal candidiasis, urinary tract infections, HPV, and pregnancy complications such as premature birth. L. crispatus produces lactic acid, maintains a low pH level, and releases substances with antibiotic properties, effectively inhibiting the growth of pathogens. In cases where L. crispatus is not naturally abundant, the use of targeted probiotics containing the specific strain L. crispatus can help improve vaginal health, prevent or treat vaginal problems, and colonize the vagina effectively. L. crispatus has demonstrated high colonization capabilities in both the vaginal and gut environments, resistance to certain antibiotics, and compatibility with antifungal remedies containing boric acid.

  • Lactobacillus Fermentum

Lactobacillus fermentum is a Gram-positive lactic acid bacterium commonly found in fermented animal and plant products, as well as in the human microbiota. It exhibits significant antioxidant properties and offers various health benefits. It has been shown to improve cholesterol levels and reduce body weight and liver weight. L. fermentum enhances immunity, reducing the duration and severity of respiratory illnesses and gastrointestinal symptoms. It also improves nutrient bioavailability, reduces inflammation, aids in lactose intolerance, promotes gut health by normalizing gut microbiota and alleviating constipation, and has positive effects on mood and cognitive function. Furthermore, L. fermentum protects against liver damage and infections caused by viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Researchers have investigated its mechanisms of action, highlighting its impact on antioxidant enzymes, and immune responses.

  • Saccharomyces Boulardi

Saccharomyces boulardii (S. boulardii) is a probiotic yeast belonging to the Saccharomyces cerevisiae variety, commonly known as baker's or brewer's yeast. It offers a range of probiotic activities such as improving gut barrier function, combating pathogens, producing antimicrobial peptides, stimulating the immune system, and reducing inflammation. It is commonly used for gastrointestinal disorders including traveler's diarrhea, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, high cholesterol, Helicobacter pylori infection, Clostridium difficile infection, and Candida albicans infection. Studies have shown that S. boulardii can reduce the incidence of traveler's diarrhea, lower the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, improve gut barrier function in Crohn's disease, and contribute to clinical remission in ulcerative colitis patients.

  • Lactobacillus casei

Lactobacillus casei is beneficial for the digestive system. Lactobacillus casei may also be useful for acne, hives, and fever blisters. There have been many promising studies concluding that Lactobacillus casei could reduce the incidence of allergies, eczema, and dermatitis. What is more, it could help with oral health problems, such as plaque, gingivitis, and canker sores.

  • Lactobacillus plantarum

Like many strains of probiotic bacteria, Lactobacillus plantarum is touted as a natural approach to controlling digestive issues and revving up the immune system. Some proponents also claim that it can help treat or prevent health troubles like high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It could also be helpful for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory bowel disease (such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis).

  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus

Lactobacillus rhamnosus has numerous potential benefits and uses for your digestive system, as well as other areas of health. Some studies indicate that Lactobacillus rhamnosus may prevent urinary tract infections by killing harmful bacteria and restoring vaginal flora. What is more, Lactobacillus rhamnosus may also protect against cavities.

  • Lactobacillus paracasei

Lactobacillus paracasei proved to be effective for the management of blood cholesterol and pressure, prevention of gastric mucosal lesion development, immunomodulation and alleviation of allergies, anti-osteoporosis, and inhibition the fat tissue accumulation.

  • Lactobacillus gasseri

Lactobacillus gasseri is believed to offer specific health benefits like the prevention of bacterial vaginosis (inflammation of the vagina) and peptic ulcers (sores on the lining of the stomach), as well as the control of ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, causing ulcers in your digestive system), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS, which affects the large intestine), and endometrial (pelvic) pain.

  • Lactobacillus reuteri

Lactobacillus reuteri has shown some promising effects in increase of vitamin D levels. Some solid clinical studies suggest that Lactobacillus reuteri may also improve abdominal pain, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, infantile colic, and constipation. Several clinical studies show that Lactobacillus reuteri may also help prevent or reduce symptoms of eczema. Additionally, it’s possibly beneficial to people with Helicobacter Pylori infection and it also might lower high cholesterol levels.

  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus

Lactobacillus bulgaricus is a beneficial bacteria and the research suggests that it may play a role in managing health conditions like atopic dermatitis (eczema), allergic rhinitis (hay fever), periodontal disease, and other oral health problems. It could also help prevent necrotizing enterocolitis in infants. It has very good effects on balancing the cholesterol levels as well as anti-tumor properties and blood sugar levels. Suitable for use for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Lactobacillus bulgaricus in combination with Streptococcus thermophilus are the only bacteria officially approved by the EFSA and FDA as probiotic and beneficial and have health claims as helping to digest lactose.

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus

Lactobacillus acidophilus is one of the most common types of probiotic. It may help reduce the “bad” LDL cholesterol. It may be useful in preventing vaginal disorders, such as vaginosis and vulvovaginal candidiasis. Some studies have shown that Lactobacillus acidophilus can help reduce the prevalence and symptoms of eczema and certain allergies. Lactobacillus acidophilus has a significant effect on weight loss.

  • Bifidobacterium lactis

Bifidobacterium lactis has some unique health benefits. Bifidobacterium lactis reduces fat mass and glucose intolerance. It has been shown to have a significant impact on those with metabolic syndrome. Many researchers also suspect that these helpful bacteria can improve intestinal function and improve immunity.

  • Bifidobacterium longum

Bifidobacteria longum is commonly used for fighting diarrhea, constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is also used for preventing the common cold or flu, and lots of other conditions. Studies have shown that Bifidobacteria longum has a powerful effect on the immune system, helping to strengthen the body’s defenses against harmful pathogens.

  • Bifidobacterium bifidum

Bifidobacterium bifidum is the second most prominent species found in breast-fed infants. It is typically used to ameliorate digestive issues. Bifidobacterium bifidum may also ameliorate improved blood sugar control, reduce stress, and help combat infections when combined with a healthy diet.

  • Bifidobacterium breve

Bifidobacterium breve may help with diarrhea, constipation, and other intestinal disorders. It also can help break down food, absorb nutrients, and fight off "bad" organisms that might cause diseases. What is more, Bifidobacterium breve can help with the treatment of cold and flu.

  • Bifidobacterium infantis

Bifidobacterium infantis has been used to treat bowel problems (such as diarrhea, irritable bowel), eczema, vaginal yeast infections, lactose intolerance, and urinary tract infections. Bifidobacterium infantis flourishes and helps to cultivate an environment where other beneficial bacteria can grow. Many research suggests that supplementation with Bifidobacterium infantis may be useful in helping to manage Type 2 diabetes.

  • Streptococcus thermophilus

Streptococcus thermophilus is a probiotic strain used in cheese and yogurt manufacturing. According to researchers, it could improve the skin health, support immunity, alleviate gastrointestinal symptoms, and more. Along with Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus improves lactose digestion in the gastrointestinal tract and reduces the symptoms of lactose intolerance.

  • Lactococcus lactis

The most important use of Lactococcus lactis is in boosting the immune system. Lactococcus lactis is particularly effective in delivering antigens that stimulate mucosal immunity to pathogens of the respiratory tract. However, Lactococcus lactis has one very important feature: it’s a component of nisin, an antibiotic-like substance that fights a wide variety of Gram-positive bacteria. That includes food-borne pathogens such as Listeria, Staphylococcus, and Clostridium.