This post is part of the IBD Index.
Table of Contents
Akkermansia Muciniphila: Fast Facts
Akkermansia Muciniphila Degrades Colonic Mucus – But That’s a Good Thing
Akkermansia Muciniphila Strengthens the Gut Barrier
Akkermansia Muciniphila May Promote Intestinal Wound Healing
Akkermansia Muciniphila May Modulate Immune Response to Commensal Bacteria
From Mechanisms to Colitis Models in Mice
Schrödinger’s Bacteria: Akkermansia Muciniphila Both Promotes and Ameliorates Colitis
So What Does This Mean for Humans with IBD?
Akkermansia Muciniphila and IBD? It’s Complicated.
Should I Take Akkermansia Muciniphila?
Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria species may still be the darlings of the probiotic world, but there’s a new kid on the block: Akkermansia muciniphila.
This bacteria was isolated for the first time in 2004 (1) so it’s still relatively new to the game, but you can see from this fun trend analysis (2) that research has exploded, especially in the last couple years.
So what is Akkermansia muciniphila, and why the interest all of a sudden?[Read more…] about Akkermansia Muciniphila: Bane or Boon for IBD?