Overview

Lactobacillus gasseri is a species of bacteria that is marketed as a probiotic ("good" bacteria).

"Good" bacteria such as L. gasseri might help the body break down food, absorb nutrients, and fight off "bad" organisms that might cause diseases. These bacteria are sometimes added to fermented foods like yogurt and also found in dietary supplements.

L. gasseri is used for many different purposes, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its use.

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