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Fundamental Research

for Lactobacillus casei Shirota

Here we share some of the fundamental research behind the probiotic strain, Lactobacillus casei Shirota (LcS).

Survival of LcS

Survival through the gastrointestinal tract is considered a key characteristic of a probiotic strain. The strongest evidence for survival is detection of the strain in faeces after consumption.

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Safety of LcS

An important consideration, especially when considering use of probiotics via enteral feeds or in critically ill patients. LcS has over 80 years of safe use and is also supported by safety study data.

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Modulation by LcS

Studies have shown that LcS consumption not only increases the presence of LcS in the gastrointetsinal tract, but also modulates the resident microbiota.

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