Bifidobacteria account for more than 80% of microorganisms within the intestine, being Bifidobacterium bifidum the second most prominent species found in breast-fed infants. During adulthood, the levels of Bifidobacteria decrease considerably but remain relatively stable (2-14%) until they start decreasing again in old age
Various diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and allergies have been associated with lower numbers of Bifidobacteria at various stages of life
Improved Immunity and Digestion
Supplementing the diet with Bifidobacterium bifidum helps improve digestion and enhance the immune phagocytic activity of the human body. First, Bifidobacterium bifidum promotes bacterial balance and optimal digestion, thereby discouraging the production of histamine, a chemical responsible for triggering an allergic reaction. Second, Bifidobacterium bifidum enhances the body's natural antibody immune response. Therefore, regular Bifidobacterium bifidum In the diet fights against intestinal pathogens, digestive irregularities and histamine production, ultimately improving the body's immunity and avoiding the onset of allergic reactions.
Probiotics such as Bifidobacterium bifidum are especially effective in the treatment of diarrhea, including infectious diarrhea associated with antibiotic use. The probotics are even safe for children with diarrhea. The restoration of bacterial symbiosis within gastrointestinal tract as a result of probiotic supplementation results in a decrease in stool frequency, focal weight and abdominal cramps.