Clostridium butyricum CB-401 (MTCC 5399)
Clostridium butyricum is a gram positive, anaerobic, spore forming bacterium. It is found predominantly in the region from the upper small intestine to the colon. On proliferation, it yields short chain fatty acids (SCFA) such as butyric acid and acetic acid with a resultant decrease in intestinal pH.
Benefits of Clostridium butyricum:
1. Helps digestion, maintains the integrity of the gastrointestinal tract mucosa.
2. Blocks the growth of pathogenic bacteria-interferes with the growth of highly pathogenic, Clostridium difficile by antagonizing its multiplication.
3. Helps the growth of beneficial bacteria like Bifidobacteria.
4. Helps in the treatment of diarrhea.
5. SCFA help to regularize abnormal bowel movements during chronic diarrhea.
6. SCFA yielded by Clostridium butyricum also help in adjustment of water and electrolyte concentration of the intestinal tract