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Lactobacillus helveticus


Lactobacillus helveticus is a bacterium involved in lactic acid fermentation and is commonly found in fermented milk products such as yogurt and cheese. It is a probiotic bacteria that may support gut health .

source in food

Lactobacillus helveticus can be found in a variety of fermented milk products, including yogurt, cheese, whey, and buttermilk. It can also be found in some fermented vegetables like sauerkraut and kimchi.

Recommended daily intake

There is no generally recommended daily intake of Lactobacillus helveticus. However, some studies may show the benefits of a daily intake of at least 1 billion CFU (colony forming units).


According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the following benefits of Lactobacillus helveticus can be proven:
  • Gut health support
  • improve digestion
  • Improving immune function
  • Improving the absorption of nutrients

problems due to a defect

A deficiency in Lactobacillus helveticus can lead to increased susceptibility to infections, poorer digestion and poorer immune function.

possible side effects

Lactobacillus helveticus is usually well tolerated and no serious side effects have been observed. In rare cases, however, mild stomach problems such as flatulence, nausea or diarrhea may occur.

Interactions with other dietary supplements or medications

There are no known interactions between Lactobacillus helveticus and any other dietary supplement or medication. However, it is recommended to consult a doctor before taking any dietary supplement or medication.
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