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Probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus shows promise for treating inflammatory bowel disease and other intestinal inflammation disorders

Probiotic strain LA1 has a therapeutic effect that both prevents and treats intestinal inflammatory disorders caused by “leaky gut,” report researchers in The American Journal of Pathology.

Intestinal epithelial tight junctions (TJs) act as a functional and structural barrier against harmful antigens that promote intestinal inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other inflammatory conditions of the gut. A defective intestinal TJ barrier, sometimes known as “leaky gut,” plays an important role in exacerbating and prolonging intestinal inflammation. New research reported in The American Journal […]

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