Are different types of probiotics good for different conditions?
Research has now progressed to a point that indicates that different types of gut bacteria are involved in different mechanisms of health. A recent study in people with Alzheimer’s showed Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium improved the score in a common cognitive test after just 12 weeks1, both blood pressure and obesity can be improved through use of a mix of different types of probiotic2,3, and IBS is best treated with VSL#3, SCM-III, lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium4. Depression may be positively influenced by lactobacillus helveticus, Bifidobacterium infantis and Bifidobacterium logum4, though further studies are required.
So what can we do to help promote better gut health? Read more.
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