Culturelle’s Lacto GG Research & Health Facts

Lactobacillus gg is an extremely well researched probiotic strain. It was patented in 1985 and there have been numerous studies proving more than 44 health benefits of this good bacteria.

Lactobacillus gg, also known as L. rhamnosus gg, has extremely good intestinal wall adhesion and thus considered a good probiotic for clearing the way for your body’s native friendly bacterial strains. This probiotic is also great for stimulating the immune system. See the rest of the benefits below :D

Lacto GG Side Effects

Here is a list of the side effects.

How Can I Take More Lactobacillus gg?

The best way to get lactobacillus gg into your diet is through consuming yogurt or probiotic supplements, such as culturelle.

Lactobacillus gg Benefits

  • Diabetes management
    • increase glucose control
  • Immunity Boosting Effects
    • fight bacterial infections (general)
      • decrease frequency of ear infections
      • decrease frequency of respiratory infections
      • fight vaginosis
    • decrease frequency & serverity of colds and flu
    • inhibit ulcer causing H. pylori
    • stimulate general immunity
    • enhance immunity in HIV/AIDS patients
    • decrease HIV/AIDS symptoms
  • Reduce Allergies And Inflammation
    • reduce general inflammation
    • decrease eczema symptoms
    • prevent atopic eczema
  • Infant and Baby Benefits of Lactobacillus gg
    • fight diarrhea (from rotavirus)
    • stimulate infant growth
    • decrease colic
  • Cancer Fighting And Preventing
    • stimulate tumor killing activity
    • decrease colon cancer risk
  • Digestive Benefits of Lactobacillus gg
    • decrease leaky gut symptoms
    • decrease IBS symptoms
    • decrease constipation
  • Lower Bad Cholesterol
    • decrease LDL-cholesterol

    It is truly fascinating that a single probiotic strain, Lactobacillus gg, can have some many health benefits! And it is likely we are only scratching the surface of the myriad ways this probiotic strain (and others) can improve our health!

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    20 comments on “Lactobacillus gg Benefits & Side Effects (In Culturelle)” - Click here to write your comment

    1. michele says:

      Hi, can you tell me if the lactobacillus gg is used for constipation , I wanted to purchase the culturelle but i noticed most people complaining of diarreah and i dont want to constipate myself since i suffer from constipation periodically.
      thanks

      • evan says:

        Yes it can induce constipation in the short term (for less than a week), but this happens because your probiotics have been shown to directly & indirectly kill pathogenic bacteria.

        When the bacteria die, that waste needs to be removed (more waste to poop out). Also, it’s possible that these dead bacteria can cause irritation. But, beyond a week or two, probiotics WILL make your more regular.

        If you accept that health issues take time to develop (often times years & years), I think it makes sense that it might take more than a week to get back to regularity.

        See why probiotics have side effects.

    2. michele says:

      If culturelle lactobiacillus gg inducees constipaton how is that cleaning out anything. I suffer from constipation so i guess the lactobacillus is not for me.
      thanks.

      • evan says:

        I have never experienced constipation from probiotics.

        Research shows this strain helps with constipation, but your body may time to adjust, and your body is unique – our experiences will likely be different!

        If you would like some more instant relief you can try a teaspon of epsom salts dissolved in water – just stay near the toilet!@!@

        There are a variety of “side effects” as well as benefits…but ultimately these “side effects” are your body cleaning itself out.

        For example, in clinical research lactobacillus gg has been shown to:
        -reduce constipation
        -stabilize intestinal barrier function
        -reduce IBS symptoms

        But sometimes, in the short run, lacto gg can cause people to get constipated, or give them diarrhea.

        This is because in the short term, as the new probiotics fight for space in your body, there may be diarrhea or constipation…but if you were to take the probiotics for ~9 months then you’re digestion would likely improve significantly.

        If you zoom out and look at the big picture, having healthier probiotics in your body will normalize digestion in the long run. You will have less constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, etc.

        But in most cases, poor elimination is linked first and foremost to not drinking enough high quality water.

        A 200lb person needs 100ounce of clean, filtered, water with a pinch of sea salt, every day! Tea, soda, milk or anything like that does not count…your body needs that much every day.

        Since we are 70% water, if we are dehydrated literally every part of us is affected negatively…including our digestion and elimination system!

        take care,
        Evan Jerkunica

    3. michele says:

      Can you suggest a good probiotic without soy and tree nuts? I wanted to take pearls since they are easy to take with me and only one per day but they have soy lecithin then i wanted to take dr. ohirahs probotics but i have read they have carageenan in their formula which i read is not healthy. what do you think?
      thanks for your help.

      • evan says:

        Culturelle is hypoallergenic, which means it is free from all common allergens such as soy, wheat, yeast, dairy, eggs, dairy and corn. Try that one & see how it works for you.

        I believe RenewLife also has some hypoallergenic probiotics that I like.

        As far as Carrageenan be toxic, depending on how it is processed – it sounds like it could be. Thanks for sharing that.

    4. Jeannette Jones says:

      Hi, can you suggest which probiotic strain is the most effective (or should be in a complex) in preventing and treating respiratory issues? My husband has asthsma, then contracted pneumonia, then bronchitis, then pneumonia again. We have been using probiotics to treat a lot of these, but are there one or two strains in specific that we should look for?

      • evan says:

        Hey Jannette,

        Here are a few strains:

        Also, please consider the following.

        I would strongly suggest that while probiotics can help, other lifestyle factors can have a much stronger effect on respitory illnesses.

        You can Google Candida Respiratory Problems for example.

        Another thing to check would be food intolerance (eg. gluten, eggs, milk, synthetics dyes), how much sugar you consume, as well as a number of other factors.

    5. Daniella says:

      Excellent article, people need to become aware of the benefits of probiotics and the damage that antibiotics do to our bodies.

    6. Alice Chong says:

      my son is 10 yrs old, he has ezcema since baby. allergy to dust mite shown by blood test.
      under control after I had noticed that he can’t take some food too. but his skin is very dry
      and he scratches often, i put him with emu oil.
      i let him take lactogg for 3 days already, but since day1 till now, he started to have red spot
      with tiny yellowish liquid in the centre of it on his body, getting more and bigger,
      he said it’s itchy. Why is it so? should i stop giving him lactogg ?????

      • evan says:

        Hi Alice,

        Great job on getting the blood test for allergens – great source of actionable information.

        I would reduce the dosage. Say, 1/2 as much and see if the symptoms decrease (see side effects of probiotics). Your poor son is likely experiencing a detoxification reaction – our skin is a powerful detoxification organ.

        Have him drink lots of water, and make sure your son is getting lots of rest (bed before 10pm) & has a minimum of stress. And give him extra hugs & love!!

        good luck & let me know how it goes Alice.

        <3,
        Evan Jerkunica

    7. jun says:

      .I did have lactoGG here but im afraid to take…im a smoker is this can help? Also im skinny, with a height of 5″7 im only 50 kls..does this lactoGG could help?

    8. cathy says:

      My 4 month old son has eczema and I was advised to look into a probiotic LactoGG for him. He does have a dairy allergy that we know of, maybe more. Which product would you recommend for my baby?
      Thanks!

    9. christine says:

      2 years ago my hubby has oesphagus ulcer. Dr prescribed LactoGG .besides the nexium medicine before and after endoscopy. He is having the ulcer symptoms again . He started taking nexium and Lactogg once a day and his condition is much better now.
      Please advise me on the following:

      Is there any negative effect to take LactoGG on a long term basis, for example for a whole year or even for the resit of his life ?
      Secondly, I would like to know is it better to take LactoGG before meals, in the morning. Some pharmacist told me it can be taken after meal while other advise to take morning before meals to get better effect. Hence, I’m confused. to take LactoGG before meals or after meal.

      Thank you very much
      Chris

      • evan says:

        Hi Chris,

        I am not aware of any long term negative effects of probiotic use over the long term. I personally have small doses almost every day.

        I think it is wise to cycle a supplement, say take it 2 months on, 1 month on, but you should consult a doctor about that.

        I wish your hubby well,
        Evan Jerkunica

    10. karimah noh says:

      Hello
      I’m looking some solution for my daughter problem. She’s a celebral palsy age 13, always get flame and sometime become worse when started infection. This lactogg will help?

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