Lactobacillus helveticus is a very interesting probiotic that has studies showing it can reduce blood pressure. Widely used in Switzerland, it is one of the choice starter cultures for Swiss cheeses!

L. Helveticus Benefits

  • (for hypertensive patients) reduces blood pressure
  • improves sleep quality/duration
  • increases perception of one’s health
  • increase levels of serum calcium in blood (see here)
  • decrease PTH (associated with bone loss)
  • normalize microflora colonization composition for infants fed formula
  • assist in ACE-inhibitor production

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4 comments on “Benefits of Lactobacillus helveticus” - Click here to write your comment

  1. John Talmadge says:

    I am interested in pursuing a course of alternative treatment for high blood pressure using L. Helveticus but cannot seem to find any information on dosing or even the studies that show that it is beneficial in the treatment of HBP. Could you either provide me with the dosing recommendations or direct me in the proper direction so that I can review the research that was conducted and mentioned above?
    Thank you for your time and assistance.

    • evan says:

      Hi John,

      I also can’t get access to the exact CFU. I’ve emailed the authors of the study, but so far I haven’t heard back.

      In the meantime you can try Custom Probiotic’s L Rhamnosus probiotic powder. I would use a dose that is MAX 1/10 of a gram at first, once every 3 days.

      But you need to contact a doctor for the proper dosage for you. Or you can email the authors of the study (see the references above).

      to your health,
      Evan Jerkunica

  2. Lena says:


    I m intersted in knowing more about the effects of lactobacillus on vaginal infection and inflammation when no germs are found in the analysis.
    Thank you

    • evan says:

      Hi Lena,

      Vaginal infections can be caused by an imbalance of bacteria in a vagina. In my understanding, these infections typically come from an overgrowth of yeast of bad bacteria.

      There is strong evidence that supplementing with probiotics (both vaginally and orally) can fight vaginosis.

      Please check with your gynecologist or doctor if that is appropriate for you.

      There are also some news reports about vaginal fluid transplants. So that may be an option in the future.

      to your health,
      Evan Jerkunica

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