B. lactis

B. lactis

General Facts

  • Bifidobacterium lactis is a subspecies of B. animalis.
  • Exact name of B. lactis is B. animalis subsp. lactis.


Our recommendations are based on the following rules:
  1. Exact strain number is shown in the supplement facts
  2. Product of the single strain or one of the strains of a few others
  3. Best customer reviews with high number of reviewers 
  4. Popular brand and low cost 

B. lactis Bb-12

Cold for babies (1), Constipation (2), Diabetes (3)

B. lactis Bi-07

same as B. lactis HDS, Cold and Flu for children (4), Atopic Dermatitis (5)
Theralac® Probiotic: contains the following strains
- Lactobacillus acidophilus – 10 billion CFU (Strain LA-1)
- Lactobacillus paracasei – 5 billion CFU (Strain LPC-37)
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus – 2 billion CFU (Strain LR-32)
- Bifidobacterium lactis – 10 billion CFU (Strain BL-04): good for seasonal allergy
- Bifidobacterium lactis – 3 billion CFU (Strain Bi-07)



B. lactis UABLA-12 4.2B

for Atopic Dermatitis for children (6)
Vitacost - Simply Vegan High Potency Probiotic contains the following strains: L. acidophilus, B. lactis, B. lactis UABLA-12, L. plantarum, L. salvarius, B. bifidum, B longum


  1. Taipale, Teemu. "Administration of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12 and xylitol with a novel pacifier in early childhood." (2012).
  2. Nishida, S., et al. "Effect of yogurt containing Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12 on improvement of defecation and fecal microflora of healthy female adults."Milk Science (Japan) (2004).
  3. Ejtahed, Hanie S., et al. "Probiotic yogurt improves antioxidant status in type 2 diabetic patients." Nutrition 28.5 (2012): 539-543.
  4. Leyer, Gregory J., et al. "Probiotic effects on cold and influenza-like symptom incidence and duration in children." Pediatrics 124.2 (2009): e172-e179.
  5. Larsen, Nadja, et al. "Predominant genera of fecal microbiota in children with atopic dermatitis are not altered by intake of probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis Bi-07." FEMS microbiology ecology 75.3 (2011): 482-496.
  6. Gerasimov, Sergei V., et al. "Probiotic supplement reduces atopic dermatitis in preschool children." American journal of clinical dermatology 11.5 (2010): 351-361.