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Probiotic Shown to Reduce Pro-inflammatory Cytokines in ME/CFS Patients

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By David Groeger et al. • www.ProHealth.com • August 25, 2013


Bifidobacterium infantis 35624 modulates host inflammatory processes beyond the gut

By David Groeger et al.

Abstract

Certain therapeutic microbes, including Bifidobacteria infantis (B. infantis) 35624 exert beneficial immunoregulatory effects by mimicking commensal-immune interactions; however, the value of these effects in patients with non-gastrointestinal inflammatory conditions remains unclear.

In this study, we assessed the impact of oral administration of B. infantis 35624, for 6-8 weeks on inflammatory biomarker and plasma cytokine levels in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) (n = 22), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (n = 48) and psoriasis (n = 26) in three separate randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled interventions. Additionally, the effect of B. infantis 35624 on immunological biomarkers in healthy subjects (n = 22) was assessed.

At baseline, both gastrointestinal (UC) and non-gastrointestinal (CFS and psoriasis) patients had significantly increased plasma levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and the pro-inflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) compared with healthy volunteers. B. infantis 35624 feeding resulted in reduced plasma CRP levels in all three inflammatory disorders compared with placebo.

Interestingly, plasma TNF-alpha was reduced in CFS and psoriasis while IL-6 was reduced in UC and CFS. Furthermore, in healthy subjects, LPS-stimulated TNF-alpha and IL-6 secretion by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) was significantly reduced in the B. infantis 35624-treated groups compared with placebo following eight weeks of feeding.

These results demonstrate the ability of this microbe to reduce systemic pro-inflammatory biomarkers in both gastrointestinal and non-gastrointestinal conditions. In conclusion, these data show that the immunomodulatory effects of the microbiota in humans are not limited to the mucosal immune system but extend to the systemic immune system.

Source: Gut Microbes, Vol 4, Issue 4, July/Aug 2013. David Groeger, Liam O’Mahony, Eileen F. Murphy, John F. Bourke, Timothy G. Dinan, Barry Kiely, Fergus Shanahan, Eamonn M.M. Quigley. 





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Great news, but where do we get some?
Posted by: Sandy10m
Dec 31, 2013
Now that this probiotic has been identified, let's start producing it and putting it into capsules so we can take it. I know that Bifidus Infantum is in some probiotics already, but it's mixed with other things that are not necessarily good for CFS/ME and FM people. Let's make a capsule with ONLY this great probiotic !
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