Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 is a probiotic that you may find in some probiotic foods and supplements. Its true name is Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis strain HN019. For more details about the nomenclature and properties of the species, see this page.
Like other Bifidobacterium, it is a Gram-positive, non-motile, non-sporulating lactic acid bacteria, meaning it Gram stains positive, cannot move about on its own, does not produce spores and produces lactic acid as one of its fermentation products.
It is a strain of bacteria that has many names such as B. lactis HN019, B. lactis DR10, HOWARU Bifido, Bifido DR10 or just DR10.
The easiest way for me as a former engineer to explain it is with an equation:
HOWARU Bifido = Bifidus DR10 = Bifidobacterium lactis DR10 = B. lactis DR10 = B. lactis HN019 = Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 =Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis HN019
Why all the different names? Different names can happen for different reasons:
I plan on publishing more information on the specifics of the probiotic B. lactis HN019 strain, including details of what studies have shown, in "The B. lactis HN019 Guide."
At the time of the writing of this page, Bifidobacterium lactis subsp. lactis HN019 or DR10 (or whatever you want to call it) is found in:
Return to B. animalis page.
Return to Bifidobacterium page.
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