Lactobacillus brevis is a probiotic with some strains having unusual herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2) anti-virus capabilities as well as other beneficial, probiotic capabilities.
Like other Lactobacillus, it is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium which cannot move about on its own and does not form spores. It is an obligate heterofermentative bacterium.
As a species, L. brevis is frequently found on plant material, in the human gastrointestinal tract, and is often in fermented foods and feed such as milk, sourdoughs, cheeses, sauerkraut, olives and silage. It is often isolated from the spoilage microbiota in wine and beer fermentations.
Lactobacillus, as a whole, has European QPS (Qualified Presumption of Safety) list status. To my knowledge, no serious infections have been reported to be caused by L. brevisprobiotics.
I will be adding to this list of research as time permits.
This probiotic microbe is available to the public in products such as:
Always read ingredients prior to purchasing or taking any supplement!
L. brevis is not found widespread in probiotic supplements. It has special properties which can be very helpful in certain circumstances. I can help you decide if a strain of this species can benefit you.
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