Match probiotic strain to health goals, nutritionist says

Getting the correct probiotic strain is important to achieving health goals, says nutrition manager Keiy Murofushi of Alta Bates Summit Medical Centers in California. While Lactobacillus acidophilus aids regularity and antibiotic or travelers diarrhea, Lactobacillus plantarum is used for irritable bowel syndrome and Lactobacillus casei is for immunity. Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.) (8/23)

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