Something to Digest: Facts about Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®)

Something To Digest
Feb 17, 2017  |  Digestive Health
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Not all probiotics are the same. Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®)the unique probiotic found in Culturelle®—has its own story and clinical studies, and its own unique properties that are proven to work in harmony with the human body to help support the body’s natural defenses.

Gorbach and Goldin

Sherwood Gorbach and Barry Goldin, colleagues at Tufts University, isolated a particular strain of Lactobacillus rhamnosus in 1983. In their 1989 patent,1 each added the first initial of his surname to the strain name of what has since become the world’s most clinically studied probiotic. While there are many strains of Lactobacillus, it’s the “GG” strain that’s been particularly demonstrated to boost digestion and overall digestive health.

Unique Properties of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®)

Bacteria—some are helpful, some…not so much. Like many probiotics, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®) helps to balance healthy bacteria in your body’s intestinal tract. It’s been shown to be able to withstand harsh stomach acids to pass through to the rest of your digestive system. The bacteria’s pili are equipped with proteins unique to Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®), making it very adhesive so that it binds with the mucosal lining of your digestive tract. This sticky property allows it to form a strong barrier against non-beneficial bacteria on the intestinal wall (where more than 70% of the immune system resides).

On the Road or At Home

Culturelle® is the only leading dietary supplement brand†††† with 100% Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®).††††† It persists for days, working around the clock to help keep you healthy by helping to restore the healthy gut flora in your digestive tract. It’s proven to work in harmony with the human body.

For the Whole Family

It’s not just for you: The probiotic in Culturelle® also works with your child’s body to help keep their digestive core in balance. It is gluten-free. Unlike some products which measure the number of probiotic cultures at the time of manufacture, Culturelle® guarantees the stated number of live, naturally sourced Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®cultures through the expiration date on the package.** That means you can trust Culturelle® - the proven probiotic - for your family, the most important people in your life.†††


1Lactobacillus Strains and Methods of Selection.