Gut Health

It is no new school of thought that the foods we eat can serve medicinal purposes. Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks proposed that the foods we eat should nourish and heal us from the inside out. Today, research has proven this to be true. At Glenilen Farm, we know that eating yoghurt provides our bodies with loads of overall health benefits, specifically when it comes to our gut.

The gut-brain relationship

The recently discovered gut-brain axis, or gut-brain relationship refers to the vagus nerve, which carries signals from our digestive system, or gut, to our brain and vice-versa. As the two are connected, it comes as no surprise that what lives in our gut (trillions of bacteria!) also affects our brain. Maintaining a stable gut microbiota is essential to a healthy gut, and therefore a healthy mind. We can achieve a healthy gut by ensuring good bacteria are the predominant bacteria in our digestive tract.

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Our team uses this knowledge to ensure our great-tasting yoghurt contains the optimal live cultures (bacteria) for not only your gut health but also your overall health and wellness. In fact, they’ve added a whopping 320 billion bacteria to every 100g portion of Glenilen Farm yoghurt, so there are loads of health benefits for you just waiting to be enjoyed daily. Eating Glenilen Farm yoghurt as a part of a balanced diet is an excellent way to keep your gut regularly topped up with all the good bacteria it needs to build a healthier gut (and mind!) over time.

Specifically, Glenilen Farm yoghurt is made with Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Streptococcus Thermophilus, which have digestive benefits and work to increase the amount of healthy bacteria in your gut. Research shows that eating Bifidobacterium, one of the many live cultures we’ve added to your yoghurt, increases tryptophan in the bloodstream, which is the building block for serotonin and therefore significantly impacts our mood, sleep, and appetite for the better.

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Streptococcus thermophilus

Streptococcus thermophilus is a powerful probiotic strain that has well-researched health benefits. This probiotic is often found in the colon and has many digestive, immunity and many other researched health benefits. Streptococcus thermophilus also produces antibiotics to prevent illness from infections like pneumonia and C. difficile while also helping to prevent ulcers.

Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp. lactis and ssp. bulgaricus

Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp. lactis and ssp. bulgaricus are lactic-acid-producing bacteria that are largely used in dairy industries, notably in cheese-making and yogurt production.

Lactobacillus acidophilus

Lactobacillus acidophilus, consumed on its own, in milk or yogurt, or in combination with prebiotics may help lower cholesterol. It produces lactic acid, which may prevent harmful bacteria from colonizing the intestines. It also ensures the lining of the intestines stays intact. L. acidophilus can increase the amounts of other healthy bacteria in the gut, including other lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria. It can also increase levels of short-chain fatty acids, such as butyrate, which promote gut health. Another study carefully examined the effects of L. acidophilus on the gut. It found that taking it as a probiotic increased the expression of genes in the intestines that are involved in immune response.

Bifidobacterium lactis/Bifidobacteria

Bifidobacterium lactis/Bifidobacteria are commonly used for digestive issues such as diarrhea, constipation and irritable bowel syndrome; preventing the common cold or flu; and lots of other conditions, but firm scientific evidence is lacking to support many of these uses.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus

Lactobacillus rhamnosus is a type of friendly bacteria naturally found in the gut. Its health benefits include relieving IBS symptoms, treating diarrhea, strengthening your gut health, and protecting against cavities. L. rhamnosus is available as a probiotic supplement and found in some dairy products.

Kefir Cultures

Streptococcus thermophilus

Streptococcus thermophilus is a powerful probiotic strain that has well-researched health benefits. This probiotic is often found in the colon and has many digestive, immunity and many other researched health benefits. Streptococcus thermophilus also produces antibiotics to prevent illness from infections like pneumonia and C. difficile while also helping to prevent ulcers.

Lactobacillus acidophilus

Lactobacillus acidophilus, consumed on its own, in milk or yogurt, or in combination with prebiotics may help lower cholesterol. It produces lactic acid, which may prevent harmful bacteria from colonizing the intestines. It also ensures the lining of the intestines stays intact. L. acidophilus can increase the amounts of other healthy bacteria in the gut, including other lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria. It can also increase levels of short-chain fatty acids, such as butyrate, which promote gut health. Another study carefully examined the effects of L. acidophilus on the gut. It found that taking it as a probiotic increased the expression of genes in the intestines that are involved in immune response.

Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp. lactis and Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus

Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp. lactis and ssp. bulgaricus are lactic-acid-producing bacteria that are largely used in dairy industries, notably in cheese-making and yogurt production.

Bifidobacterium lactis/Bifidobacteria

Bifidobacterium lactis/Bifidobacteria are commonly used for digestive issues such as diarrhea, constipation and irritable bowel syndrome; preventing the common cold or flu; and lots of other conditions, but firm scientific evidence is lacking to support many of these uses.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus

Lactobacillus rhamnosus is a type of friendly bacteria naturally found in the gut. Its health benefits include relieving IBS symptoms, treating diarrhea, strengthening your gut health, and protecting against cavities. L. rhamnosus is available as a probiotic supplement and found in some dairy products.

Bifidobacterium infantis

Bifidobacterium infantis is a lactic acid producing bacteria which can be found in fermented milk products. It has been shown to help reduce excessive inflammation which is a key characteristic or irritable bowel syndrome.

Lactobacillus fermentum

Lactobacillus fermentum has a number of different benefits such as reducing cholesterol and boosting immunity.

Lactobacillus paracasei

Lactobacillus paracasei is commonly found in fermented milk products such as Kefir. It has been shown to help in lowering the pain and intestinal distress caused by antibiotics.

Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, subsp. lactic and subsp. lactis biovar. diacetylactis

Lactococcus lactis have been shown to boost immunity and all its subspecies aid in digestion, intestinal damage and overall better gut health. 

The subspecies are as follows;

    1. Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris
    2. Lactococcus lactis subsp. Lactis
    3. Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar. diacetylactis
Leuconostoc mesenteroides

Leuconostoc mesenteroides plays the important role of product in flavour compounds and gas. It is mainly used in dairy fermentation such as yoghurt/kefir making.

Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides

Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides has the supporting role creating the environment in which the other bacteria’s growth will be improved.