Lactobacillus Rhamnosus

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Introduction Lactobacillus rhamnosus, or L. rhamnosus, is a type of probiotic bacteria. Probiotics, as defined by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, are "live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host." (1) L. rhamnosus was first isolated in 1983 in the intestines of a healthy human subject by scientists Barry Goldin and Sherwood Gorbach, when it was shown to have remarkable tolerance for the harsh acids normally found in the stomach and digestive tract.. The "GG" in the title of the strain L. rhamnosus GG is derived from the last...

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