Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 Has Many Names and Many Benefits

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:

  • Manufacturers can name their products whatever they want to. In this case, the HOWARU Bifido name is a Danisco company-trademarked name used as a clever marketing strategy.
  • Sometimes the same strain is registered in different strain banks.
  • Sometimes the rights to use the strain are extended to others from the original discoverers as long as the name is changed.
  • Sometimes as the strain undergoes further scrutiny, it is found that it really needs to be called something else.

What is the Probiotic Potential of B. lactis HN019?

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."

Where to Find Bifidobacterium lactis HN019?

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:

You can find HN019 in professional-quality products from my dispensary such as Douglas Labs Multi-Probiotic (15 and 40 billion strengths),  Genestra HMF Multi-Strain 100, Master Supplements TruBifido Pro, Pharmax HLC Multi-Strain,  Metagenics UltraFlora Acute Care, Sedona Labs iFlora (read my review here), and Protocol for Life Balance Protodophilus Woman 20 Billion.

At the time of the writing of this page, this probiotic may also be found in:
Attune Wellness Bars

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