Information on Lactobacillus gasseri OLL2716 (called “OLL2716 lactic acid bacteria” below)
Lately a growing number of studies have been conducted on probiotics (i.e., microorganisms and food products containing them that balance the intestinal microbiota and positively affect human health (source: Japan Dairy Industry Association website)). In a study conducted by a team led by Professor Yasuhiro Koga of Tokai University’s School of Medicine, it was hypothesized that yogurt might be an optimal dietary vehicle for delivering highly active lactic acid bacteria and causing them to effectively work on Helicobacter pylori. As the team searched for a lactic acid bacterium that would be suitable for such yogurt, it discovered L. gasseri OLL2716, which is a type of lactic acid bacteria that belongs to the Lactobacillus genus. This bacterium can easily attach to the gastric mucosa and remain highly active, even when exposed to acid. When the research team examined roughly 2,500 different strains of lactic acid bacteria in 1999 and their ability to attach to the gastric epithelial cells, resistance to acid, and other characteristics, the OLL2716 lactic acid bacterium was identified as best meeting the criteria.
(Video) Helicobacter pylori vs. OLL2716 lactic acid bacteria
Let’s watch a video showing how Helicobacter pylori and OLL2716 lactic acid bacteria combat each other.
It has been scientifically proven that the OLL2716 lactic acid bacterium not only suppresses Helicobacter pylori, which is a known cause of gastritis and stomach cancer, but also improves the symptoms of functional dyspepsia (FD).
You will find below an explanation of what Helicobacter pylori and FD are, and also what the research study found.