certain probiotic is being shown to help IBD (reuters) , but where to get it?

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   Posted 10/26/2008 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
The probiotic is F. prausnitzii  but I can't find it anywhere. Any one hear of this?

Probiotic may help control Crohn's disease

Last Updated: 10/20/2008

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - French scientists have found that a microbe normally found in the intestines has anti-inflammatory properties, but is present in only low concentrations in many people with the chronic inflammatory intestinal condition Crohn's disease.

Early tests suggest that the intestinal resident -- Faecalibacterium prausnitzii -- may be a beneficial probiotic treatment for Crohn's disease. The researchers describe their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Early Edition.

Dr. Philippe Langella, at the National Institute for Agricultural Research in Jouy-en-Josas, and his associates measured levels of F. prausnitzii in 21 patients who underwent surgery for active Crohn's disease. The researchers saw a significantly lower proportion of F. prausnitzii at the time of surgery in those patients who relapsed 6 months later than in those who remained in remission.

The team then performed lab experiments that showed that F. prausnitzii blocked the production of inflammatory factors in blood cells and intestinal cells.

Furthermore, in mice with a condition mimicking Crohn' disease, giving them F. prausnitzii had a protective effect and dramatically decreased the number of animals that died.

Langella's team concludes that administering F. prausnitzii "as a candidate probiotic agent appears to be a promising strategy in Crohn's disease treatment."

Date Posted: 10/23/2008

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   Posted 10/26/2008 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
They found that crohnies lack this specific good bacteria and the reason you cannot find it is likely because they are apparently in the process of creating a probiotic which contains it to aid crohnies that lack it.

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   Posted 4/19/2009 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I too am looking to find out where to get this...please pass along anything you find out!!! :)

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   Posted 4/19/2009 11:59 PM (GMT -6)   
As it states in this article, October 21, 2008 — A gut bacterium called F. prausnitzii may make a good probiotic treatment for Crohn's disease, French researchers report.

Means they have to put it into probiotic form yet as it hasn't been done for the means of public distribution as of yet because if it is out there in an exsisting probiotic then when you google F. prausnitzii there would be ads from places where you can buy it and there aren't.

I believe researchers are looking into creating a probiotic containg this specific strain to aid crohn's patients, I don't know if it's been tested for UCers since they found that it was CDers that lacked this particular strain in their systems.

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