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Bifidobacterium infantis

Gram-positive bacteria that are typically inhabit the digestive tract of newborn infants which assist in the digestion process.
Bifidobacterium infantis are probiotic bacteria that resides in the intestines which measured as useful for its ability to produce acids thereby facilitate to hold back the growth of harmful bacteria within the colon. These bacteria are normal microflora that plays on proper metabolism process that works on digestive system to maintain intestinal balance and sustain normal digestive health, thus it reduces the irritable bowel syndrome like bloating, constipation, diarrhea, gas and abdominal discomfort.
Bifidobacterium infantis is vital for the healthy conditions in human especially infants wherein it reduces inflammation and promotes vigorous digestive system. It also generates water soluble vitamins like nicotinic acid, folic acid and thiamine as well as vitamin B12 and pyridoxine.
The metabolic end products of Bifidobacterium infantis are organic acid such as lactic acid and acetic acid that apt to lower pH of the intestinal contents making an environment less enviable for pathogenic bacteria. An augment numbers of this kind of bacteria help out build the body’s natural defense mechanisms where it revitalizes immune system to combat illnesses and infections.
Scientific Classification:
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Class: Actinobacteria
Subclass: Actinobacteridae
Order: Bifidobacteriales
Family: Bifidobacteriaceae
Genus: Bifidobacterium
Species: Bifidobacterium infantis
See also:
• probiotic
• lactic acid bacteria

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