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Lactobacillus kefirgranum


Lactobacillus kefirgranum is a bacterium that occurs in kefir cultures and is responsible for fermentation there. It is a Gram-positive, anaerobic bacterium that produces a number of health-promoting substances.

source in food

Lactobacillus kefirgranum is mainly found in kefir cultures, which consist of milk and a combination of different bacterial strains. It can also be found in other fermented foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, and kombucha.

Recommended daily intake

There is no generally accepted recommended daily intake of Lactobacillus kefirgranum. However, it is recommended to consume a glass of kefir or other fermented foods daily to benefit health.


According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the following health benefits of Lactobacillus kefirgranum can be observed in kefir cultures:
  • Digestive health support
  • Support of the immune system
  • Support of the intestinal flora
  • Supporting the absorption of nutrients
  • General health support

problems due to a defect

A deficiency in Lactobacillus kefirgranum can lead to reduced digestive health, a weaker immune system, poorer absorption of nutrients and poorer overall health.

possible side effects

There are no known side effects of Lactobacillus kefirgranum.

Interactions with other dietary supplements or medications

There are no known interactions of Lactobacillus kefirgranum with other dietary supplements or medications.
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