Lactobacillus rhamnosus

What is it?

Lactobacillus rhamnosus (L. rhamnosus) is one of the most well-studied friendly bacteria and belongs to the genus Lactobacillus, a type of bacteria present in your intestines and responsible for producing the enzyme lactase. The lactase enzyme assists in breaking down lactose, a sugar found in dairy, into lactic acid. These bacteria, including L. rhamnosus, are classified as probiotics.

What is it good for?

Lactobacillus rhamnosus may help:

  • Protect the intestinal barrier
  • Reduce gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Trigger neurons to release GABA, a neurotransmitter that promotes relaxation.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus can be found in GOOD GUT.

The Research

There are 1,500+ published papers looking into L. rhamnosus. Take a dive into the research to see what the science says. Below are several papers to get you started.

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