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Lactic Acid Bacteria Story

So what is Lactic Acid Bacteria?

"Lactic Acid Bacteria is yogurt, isn't it?" Many people probably think so, but actually yogurt is a type of lactic acid bacteria product. There are also other lactic bacteria products as well. In addition to yogurt, lactic acid bacteria is also related to cheese, soy sauce, miso, pickles, bread, etc.
Lactic acid bacteria is a representative of good bacteria, and lives in our intestines. According to some data, people living in villages with a higher percentage of healthy elderly persons have more lactic acid bacteria. Also in animal test data, animals with more lactic acid bacteria in their intestines live longer.
Well then, let me explain the role of lactic acid bacteria, which is good for your health, plays in the intestines and and how it can be increased.

Both healthy bacteria  (lactic acid bacteria) that we need to live and unwanted harmful bacteria live in our intestines

Both good bacteria, as represented by lactic acid bacteria, and bad bacteria which can harm the human body, live in our intestines. They are called enterobacteria.
The total number of enterobacteria is finite, with a limited capacity (approx. 120 trillion). There is a correlation where if good bacteria (lactic acid bacteria) increases, bad bacteria decreases, and vice versa.

If good bacteria (lactic acid bacteria) is in control, the intestines will be healthy and in good condition. Because lactic acid bacteria synthesizes vitamins, imrpoves digestion absorption and prevents infection. Moreover, strengthens immune cells, of which 70% is said to be concentrated in the small intestines, and improve immunity.

On the other hand, if bad bacteria has the advantage, not only does intestinal function weaken and bowel movement worsen, but bad substances such as hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, indole, and phenol also are generated in greater amounts in the intestine. When much bad bacteria is in the intestines, these bad substances are continually generated, and increasingly absorbed in the body. As a result, this triggers sickness, and accelerates aging.  

While we don't want such bad bacteria to be in our bodies, they can easily increase in our intestines due to our diet and stressful environments.

Aging...
As we grow older, lactic acid bacteria decreases, and bad bacteria increases.
Food...
Bad bacteria loves animal protein, fat, etc. The more meat and oily food you eat, the stronger bad bacteria becomes.
Stress....
Lactic Acid Bacteria is a delicate organism that decreases under stress. The total number of bacteria in the intestines is limited, so when lactic bacteria decreases, bad bacteria becomes stronger.

Good bacteria

Bad bacteria

You may start to worry, "Is my intestine alright?" There's a simple way to tell. It can be determined by one's stool and the smell of one's fart. The worse it smells, the more bad bacteria may be in your intestines and bad substances are being generated.

If that is so, such a bad condition may be reflected in one's total body health and skin condition.

To avoid this, it is important to fill one's intestines with good bacteria, such as lactic acid bacteria.

Well then, how can you increase lactic acid bacteria in your intestines?  Some may think "What about if I drink yogurt and lactic acid drinks?" But actually, increasing lactic acid bacteria in our intestines in this way is not really good. There are three reasons.

1. Lactic Acid Bacteria is killed by stomach acid  2. Aerobic Lactic Acid Bacteria in yogurt cannot live in the anaerobic intestine environment  3. Lactic Acid Bacteria in the intestine has compatibility like blood types and only Lactic Acid Bacteria which matches the person can live in the person's intestine.

So, to increase lactic acid in the intestines , it is important to create an environment that is conducive for that lactic acid bacteria in the intestines, instead of ingesting living Lactic Acid Bacteria.

We recommend LAB Extract Fermentation.