Bifidobacterium is a genre of anaerobic bacteria that work as Probiotic and are widely present in stomach and intestines. They form the main group that build up the organism’s Microbiome in the colon and promote a lot of health benefits, Bifidobacterium are consumed via some foods such as yogurt and kombucha.
The immune system is made up of cells, tissues and organs that act in the organism’s defense against the harmful effects of external microorganisms. The supplements indicated for immunity act as strengthening agents of this system, increasing the antibodies production and, consequently, its defense activity.
Probiotic supplementation stimulates the immune system by increasing antibody levels and increasing macrophage activity. They also contribute to the recomposition of the intestinal microbiota through adhesion and colonization of the intestinal mucosa, an action that prevents attachment and subsequent production of toxins or invasion of epithelial cells by pathogenic bacteria. Probiotics compete with undesirable bacteria for nutrients available in the organism.
There is evidence that Probiotics have no side effects. Probiotics had beneficial effects during the treatment of intestinal infections, resulting in stabilization of the intestinal mucosal barrier, prevention and improvement of childhood diarrhea and antibiotic use.