Lactobacillus, which is a bacterium that grows by fermentation, also controls the ideal ratio of beneficial and harmful bacteria in the intestine, thereby exerting excellent advantages in intestinal function to improve the intestinal environment, as well as enhancing immunity, suppressing fat accumulation, and controlling blood sugar. It’s a helpful ingredient. Lactic acid bacteria with such excellent efficacy are divided into various types according to the temperature at which they are cultured and grown and the ingredients to be extracted.
Lactobacillus is one of these lactic acid bacteria, and it refers to the lactic acid bacteria that have been artificially grown in the environment by isolating beneficial microorganisms from the breast milk of healthy Korean pregnant and lactating women. Breast milk contains many nutrients, and it is known that hundreds of microorganisms that are beneficial to the human body are alive and active. These excellent health benefits of Lactobacillus are also well known for inhibiting beneficial bacteria in the intestine and performing various beneficial effects on the body, such as controlling body weight. Now, let’s take a closer look at various information about the main efficacy of Lactobacillus and side effects to be aware of when ingested.
Main Efficacy of Lactobacillus
1. Weight loss
It is reported that Lactobacillus gasseri BNR17, which is one of the lactobacilli derived from breast milk lactobacillus, has an effect of suppressing weight gain and can help diet. This Lactobacillus gasseri BNR17 component helps to go through the process of resynthesizing monosaccharides, which are broken down finely after ingestion of carbohydrates and are the main cause of body fat accumulation, in the form of polysaccharides that are slowly broken down in the small intestine. And it can be said that the polysaccharide synthesized and generated in this way minimizes digestion and absorption, and is discharged back out of the body, resulting in maximally blocking the accumulation of fat.
In addition, there are harmful bacteria called Firmicutis in the intestines. Firmicutis bacteria are the main cause of weight gain and obesity by causing the accumulation of unnecessary fat to the extent that they are called obese bacteria and obese bacteria. Ingestion of breast milk lactobacillus helps to suppress obesity bacteria such as Firmicutis, which is said to have a beneficial effect in reducing body weight by suppressing the accumulation of body fat. In addition, breast milk lactobacillus not only reduces the size of fat cells, but also helps to increase basal metabolic rate through mitochondrial activity, thereby reducing body fat. According to the results of several studies, it was announced that the waist circumference, BMI body mass index, and hip circumference all decreased after 12 weeks of ingestion of Lactobacillus.
2. Gut health
As a probiotic that helps the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestine by Lactobacillus, a lactobacillus derived from breast milk lactobacillus, it not only exerts an excellent effect on its function, but also helps regulate the proper ratio of beneficial and harmful bacteria to show an excellent effect on intestinal function to improve the intestinal environment. It’s possible. This improvement and stabilization of the intestinal environment not only relieves symptoms such as diarrhea and constipation, but is also known to help prevent intestinal-related diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome.
3. Improving immunity
As it is known that more than 70% of our immune system is related to the gut, immunity and gut health are an important part that is directly in contact. Lactobacillus belonging to breast milk lactobacilli not only plays a role in helping the growth of beneficial bacteria, but also helps to activate intestinal immune cells and improve the function of intestinal mucosa, thereby helping to enhance the body’s overall immunity. In addition, please note that Lactobacillus gasseri BNR17, a strain isolated from breast milk lactobacillus, can help control blood sugar and help prevent diabetes and improve symptoms.
Side effects to watch out for when taking breast milk lactobacilli
Although breast milk lactobacillus has various effects as described above, there are also side effects to be aware of. It is important to keep the recommended daily intake because side effects such as abdominal pain or diarrhea may occur if you consume an excessive amount of Lactobacillus.
In addition, when breast milk lactobacilli are ingested with water above 60°C, the lactic acid bacteria are killed. Therefore, it is said that the most effective way to consume Lactobacillus is to take it with lukewarm water rather than too cold or hot water.