What make LACTO-5 unique ?
Our beneficial bacteria formula
is uniquely derived from locally cultured human species. The common species
that inhabit specific areas of our gut are then selected and cultured. As we
culture, we select species that are stronger and sturdier. By a unique gene
technology, we make them resistant to acids and other elements in our diet
like chilly and spices. The live bacteria are freeze dried.
Then they are formulated with a
non diary creamer that will dilute the stomach acid and protect the bacteria
as they become viable. We further add lactose as this is the food of the
bacteria ( Hint : that is why they are called lactobacillus ). All in all,
you will get 10 billion CFU of beneficial bacteria per capsule of 500mg.
What types of bacteria are
there in the LACTO-5 ?
LACTO-5 is a premium beneficial
bacteria formula that contains 5 locally cultured human Lactic Acid Bacteria
( LAB ) and Bifidobacterium ( BB ) species.
a) Lactobacillus Acidophilus TSS
L. acidophilus is one of the most
important microorganisms found in the small intestines. It is know to
implant itself on the intestinal wall, and in the lining of the wall of the
vagina, cervix and urethra. It performs many critical functions including
inhibiting pathogenic organism and preventing them from multiplying and
It is well documented that
L.acidophilus produces natural antibiotics like lactocidin, acidophilin, etc
which enhances resistances or immunity. L. acidphilus has known
antimicrobial activity against staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, E.coli and
b) Lactobacillis Bulgaricus JG-5
Lactobacillus bulgaricus is
considered a transient microorganism that does not implant in the intestinal
tract, but still provides an important protective role. This organism is
used extensively in the commercial fermentation of yoghurt. Production of
lactic acid by the bacterium provides a favourable environment for the
growth of other lactobacilli and bifidobacteria residing in the intestine.
Studies indicate that certain strains of L. bulgaricus stimulate production
of interferon and tumor necrosis factor, thus establishing a potential role
in modulating the immune system.
c) Lactobacillus casei RJ-1
Lactobacillus casei can ferment
carbohydrates to produce acetic and lactic acids. They have several
health-promoting effects provided through the production of bacteriocins,
compounds that inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria in the small
d) Bifidobacterium longum EP-10
Bifidobacterium longum are found
abundantly in the large intestine. It plays a role in preventing the
colonization of invading pathogenic bacteria by attaching to the intestinal
wall and crowding out unfriendly bacteria and yeast. Along with other
microorganisms, it produces lactic and acetic acids that lower the
intestinal pH and further inhibit the undesirable bacteria. B.longum has, in
clinical studies, been found to reduce the frequency of gastrointestinal
disorders ( diarrhea, nausea, etc ) during antibiotic use.
e) Streptococcus Thermophilus
Streptococcus Thermophilus, in
combination with L.bulgaricus, is used commercially to produce yogurt. This
organisms is to be known to be efficient in breaking down lactose by
producing the enzyme lactase.
Those who are lactose-intolerant
may be greatly helped by supplementation with this particular strain.
Cytokine production is stimulated in tissue cultured cells by this