A Fat Chance

I suffer from intestinal lymphangiectasia, an extremely rare disorder which gave me a chance to change my life. A fat chance.

Location: Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

Medical student (Psychiatry), online and face-to-face facilitation, CoP practitioner, writer for and about mental illness (mainly in psychiatric rehabilitation, volunteerism and ICT) but also facilitation nonprofit and CoPs, person with mental illness in recovery.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Probiotic Strains in Fermented Milks Available in Italy

Product name: In forma
Manufacturer: Continente
Probiotics: Bifidobacterium lactis BB12

Product name: LC1
Manufacturer: Nestlé
Probiotics: Lactobacillus johnsoni La1

Product name: Bella vita
Manufacturer: Meran
Probiotics: Lactobacillus acidophilus L5

Product name: AC Active
Manufacturer: Meran
Probiotics: Lactobacillus acidophilus L5, Lactobacillus casei 431

Product name: Yomo Plus
Manufacturer: Yomo
Probiotics: Bifidobacterium longum BB46, Bifidobacterium bifidum BB02, Bifidobacterium BBR8, Lactobacillus rhamnosus.
Notes: Fructo-oligosaccharydes

Product name: Fibrya
Manufacturer: Yomo
Probiotics: Bifidobacterium brevis BR03, Lactobacillus plantarum LP01
Notes: Fructo-oligosaccharydes

Product name: Actimel
Manufacturer: Danone
Probiotics: Lactobacillus casei immunitas

Product name: Vita Attiva
Manufacturer: Tesori dell'Arca
Probiotics: Lactobacillus acidophilus La-5, Lactobacillus casei 431.

Product name: Mila
Manufacturer: Benessere Rinforzo
Probiotics: Bifidobacterium lactis BB12

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Characterized probiotic strains

This is only a partial list, taken from Yeung et al., 1999.

Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM® Rhodia, Inc. (Madison, Wis.)
L. acidophilus DDS-1 Nebraska Cultures, Inc. (Lincoln, Neb.)
L. acidophilus SBT-2062a Snow Brand Milk Products Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan)
L. acidophilus LA-1 Chr. Hansen, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Lactobacillus casei Shirota Yakult (Tokyo, Japan)
L. casei Immunitas Danone (Paris, France)
Lactobacillus fermentum RC-14 Urex Biotech (London, Ontario, Canada)
Lactobacillus johnsonii La1 Nestlé (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Lactobacillus paracasei CRL 431 Chr. Hansen, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Lactobacillus plantarum 299V Probi AB (Lund, Sweden)
Lactobacillus reuteri SD2112 Biogaia (Raleigh, N.C.)
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GGa Valio Dairy (Helsinki, Finland)
L. rhamnosus GR-1 Urex Biotech (London, Ontario, Canada)
L. rhamnosus 271 Probi AB (Lund, Sweden)
L. rhamnosus LB21 Essum AB (Umeå, Sweden)
Lactobacillus salivarius UCC118 University College (Cork, Ireland)
Lactobacillus lactis L1A Essum AB (Umeå , Sweden)
Bifidobacterium lactis Bb-12 Chr. Hansen, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Bifidobacterium longum BB536a Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd. (Zama-City, Japan)
B. longum SBT-2928a Snow Brand Milk Products Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan)
Bifidobacterium breve str. Yakult Yakult (Tokyo, Japan)