Lactobacillus is a general term for bacteria, which is cultivated on lactic acid or dextrose and produces numerous lactic acids in that process. In the human intestines, there are approximately more than 100 types and100 trillion bacteria, which are categorized into two types: "healthy bacteria" that work effectively for the body and "bad bacteria" that harm the body. If bad bacteria increase, the blood will be contaminated as a result of inadequate digestion of protein, which will lead to various diseases. Lactobacillus, which is one of the healthy bacteria, is receiving considerable attention as a useful material that suppresses the growth of putrefactive and pathogenic bacteria.
The following are known functions of lactobacilli:
1) Promotion of intestinal movement
2) Regulation of the balance of the intestinal bacterium plexus
3) Prevention of the growth of harmful bacterium
4) Improved immunity
5) Anti-aging activity
Recently, allergic diseases or viral diseases have shown a rapid increase in occurrence. One of the causes is considered to be decreased immunity due to the increased quantity of bad bacteria in our intestines, compared to the past. It is important to encourage a balance of intestinal bacteria and create an intestinal environment that is suitable for an increase in health-promoting bacteria.