Lactobacillus rhamnosus is a probiotic bacteria found in the intestine. Probiotics have been known to prevent the growth of harmful bacterias in the stomach and in the intestines. Lactobacillus rhamnosus has been traditionally used to cure and prevent diarrhea among children as well as in colic treatment. It is also used to cope the Crohn's disease, lactose intolerance, and vaginal yeast infections among adults.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus has a wide variety of strains but its core genome contains 2,164 genes, which encode metabolism, carbohydrate transport, biosynthesis, and more.
Since lactobacillus rhamnosus is a probiotic bacteria, it can be mainly found in fermented foods as well as in yogurt, miso soup, and tempeh, a fermented soy product from Indonesia.
Benefits of Rhamnosus: Lactobacillus rhamnoses is effective in treating irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis. It is also effective in preventing diarrhea, especially those who receive chemotherapy treatment or travel to other countries.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus also lowers the risk of lung infections among children. It is also used in boosting the immune system and treating cold sores, indigestion, and high cholesterol.