What is Bifidobacterium Lactis & How Does it Benefit Your Gut Health?

Dr. Evan Goldstein

December 15, 2023

Your body is a bustling ecosystem, teeming with an array of bacteria, some of which play crucial roles in maintaining our health. Among these, Bifidobacterium lactis stands out as a pivotal strain within the realm of probiotics. Why is it important? Learn more below!

What is Bifidobacterium?

Good and bad bacteria coexist in our bodies and work together to create a healthy microbiome. While there are literally trillions of bacteria on and in your body, Bifidobacteria is one of the most important. Bifidobacterium is a group of bacteria that normally live in your intestines and stomach, and help your body perform essential functions such as aiding in digestion of dietary fiber, helping stave off infection, and producing vitamins. The origins of Bifidobacterium go way back to 1900, when Henri Tissier discovered it in the feces of newborn infants.

Bifidobacteria are considered to be probiotics, which means they help maintain the equilibrium of the different floras in different sections of the human intestine. Simply put, this equilibrium is responsible for preserving a healthy gut. Whether you engage in anal sex or not, this is important for our overall health and wellness, including healthy bowel movements and making anal sex more comfortable.

The Benefits of Bifidobacterium

When Bifidobacterium digests fiber, the end result is the production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs). SCFAs play a number of important roles in gut health, promoting many health benefits like anti-inflammatory, immunoregulatory, anti-obesity, anti-diabetes, anticancer, cardiovascular protective, hepatoprotective, and neuroprotective activities.

Furthermore, studies have shown that Bifidobacterium helps:

  • Enhance lactose digestion
  • Increase fecal bifidobacteria
  • Decrease fecal enzyme activity
  • Colonize the intestinal tract
  • Prevent or treat acute diarrhea caused by foodborne infection
  • Prevent or treat rotavirus diarrhea
  • Prevent antibiotic-induced diarrhea

How to Increase Bifidobacterium in Your System

As we’ve shown so far, the Bifidobacterium strain can help prevent a host of health problems, and the good news is, there are a myriad ways to increase Bifidobacterium in your system. These include:

How We Incorporate Bifidobacterium in Our Fiber Supplement

The Future Method Butt & Gut Daily Fiber tablets are specially formulated to include Bifidobacterium and support your healthy gut. “Knowing the role SCFAs play in promoting a healthy gut microbiome, it was paramount that we included fructooligosaccharides (FOS) in our Butt & Gut Daily Fiber supplement," Dr. Evan Goldstein says, "That’s because FOS are primarily used as a fuel source by Bifidobacterium, to help encourage its growth.”

The Bottom Line

Exploring the advantages of specific prebiotic and probiotic strains is crucial for enhancing gut health, impacting both overall well-being and intimate experiences. Our Butt & Gut Daily Fiber and Butt & Gut Daily Pre + Probiotic, like all our products, are meticulously developed with extensive research and real-world applications in mind.

About the author

Dr. Evan Goldstein is the Co-Founder of Future Method and the Founder and CEO of Bespoke Surgical, the leading private practice in health and wellness for gay men. He received his MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Goldstein is the go-to butt and bottoming expert, having been published in Huffington Post, Men’s Health, Healthline, and more. Learn about Dr. Goldstein by visiting his practice, bespokesurgical.com.


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