Where Can I Find Faecalibacterium prausnitzii?

Faecalibacterium prausnitzii is commonly found in gut in individuals with a diverse and healthy gut microbial community. It is an important part of a healthy gut microbiome, which in turn supports the immune system and gut ecosystem.

Faecalibacterium prausnitzii is a type of bacteria that lives in the human colon where it contributes to a healthy gut.1 Faecalibacterium prausnitzii can be also found in soil.

Many things can affect how much of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii is present in the gut such as diet, exercise, stress and medication use.3,4 Eating a diet that includes fiber, prebiotics and polyphenols, as well as managing stress, getting regular exercise and avoiding unnecessary antibiotics can help promote the growth of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii and other beneficial gut bacteria.5


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  2. Savin, K. W., Zawadzki, J., Auldist, M. J., Wang, J., Ram, D., Rochfort, S., & Cocks, B. G. (2019). Faecalibacterium diversity in dairy cow milk. PLoS ONE, 14(8), e0221055.
  3. Association between physical activity and changes in intestinal microbiota composition: A systematic review—PMC. (n.d.). Retrieved 24 April 2024, from
  4. Hills, R. D., Pontefract, B. A., Mishcon, H. R., Black, C. A., Sutton, S. C., & Theberge, C. R. (2019). Gut Microbiome: Profound Implications for Diet and Disease. Nutrients, 11(7), 1613.
  5. Influence of diet on the gut microbiome and implications for human health—PMC. (n.d.). Retrieved 24 April 2024, from

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