Lactobacillus rhamnosus is a bacterium that was originally
considered to be a subspecies of L. casei, but later genetic
research found it to be a species of its own. Some strains of L.
rhamnosus are being used as probiotics. The species is sometimes
used in yogurt and other dairy products. Some studies have been
done on its in vivo effects. While frequently considered a
beneficial organism, L. rhamnosus has been discovered to be
pathogenic in certain circumstances.
Helps Fight Intestinal Tract Illnesses
According to studies published by Goldin and Gorbach, L. rhamnosus
is said to be able to survive the highly acidic conditions of the
human stomach, as well as the intestinal tract. It is also believed
to be bile-stable. This makes the probiotic highly desirable in its
ability to conquer intestinal ailments.
Suppresses Bacterial Infections in Renal Patients
In 2005, it was demonstrated that with patients experiencing
kidney-related illnesses, L. rhamnosus is capable of interrupting
the gastrointestinal transportation of the variety of enterococcus
that is resistant to the antibiotic vancomycin.