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Bifidobacterium infantis

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What is Bifidobacterium infantis?

The Bifidobacterium genus of bacteria was first isolated by French pediatrician Henry Tissier in 1899, when he discovered it in the intestinal tract of breast-fed infants. The strain Bifidobacterium infantis is a subspecies of Bifidobacterium longum. It colonizes the digestive tract from the early stages of development in utero, as the fetus swallows amniotic fluid[1], and goes on to shape the child’s unique microbiome for the future.

Bifidobacterium infantis Uses and Benefits

This probiotic has many benefits:

  • Provides a source of energy: As Bifidobacterium infantis digests the sugar in breast milk, it produces short-chain fatty acids[2], which keep harmful bacteria under control and provide energy for growing infants and children.
  • Produces sialic acid: Sialic acid is an essential nutrient for brain development and cognition[3]. As Bifidobacterium infantis digests the sugars in breast milk, it releases sialic acid[4].
  • Supports stomach health: Bifidobacterium infantis supports stomach health by aiding digestion and metabolism of nutrients[5].
  • Produces nutrients: infantis, as a beneficial bacteria strain, produces the water-soluble vitamins B1, B3, and B9 (folic acid), as well as B12 and biotin[6].
  • Boosts lactic acid production: Like most Bifidobacteriumbacteria, Bifidobacterium infantis has the ability to stimulate the production of lactic acid within the stomach and intestines, which helps with nutrient absorption and improves the digestion of dairy products[7].


Bifidobacterium infantis Side Effects

Bifidobacterium infantis is generally considered safe for children and adults if used as directed. Common side effects include gas and bloating.

Bifidobacterium infantis is sensitive to a number of commonly prescribed antibiotics[8] including vancomycin, ciprofloxacin, and tobramycin.

There is some concern that probiotics like B. infantis might proliferate too quickly in people with a compromised immune system, leading to infection. People with HIV or other immune diseases should avoid probiotics[9].   

Bifidobacterium infantis Overdose

There have been no reports of .B infantis overdose, and it is considered extremely unlikely that an overdose of probiotics can occur. However, if you think you may have taken too high a dose of B. infantis, seek medical advice as soon as possible.

Buy Bifidobacterium infantis

DrFormulas™ offers Bifidobacterium infantis combined with other probiotics in a range of different supplements.

Along with Lactobacillus rhamnosus ASaccharomyces boulardii , and 20 other probiotic strains, Bifidobacterium infantis­ helps support digestive and immune health in DrFormulas™ Nexabiotic® Advanced Probiotics and Prebiotics for Women & Men.

Nexabiotic® Probiotic for Pregnant & Breastfeeding Moms is specially designed to protect the health of pregnant and breastfeeding women. The nursing infant also reaps the benefits of this probiotic supplement as it is passed on in the breast milk.

Even newborn babies can benefit from the protection of probiotics. Nexabiotic® Probiotic Powder for Infants, Kids, and Babies supports a healthy immune system for children of all ages. Just add the probiotic powder to your infant formula or to your kid’s drinks.

When it comes to health, probiotics can help you from the inside out.

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