Increasing Bacteroides Caccae

In Ian Lipkin et al 2017 study,  low bacteroides caccae was reported (on average). [Index to all posts on Study].

I almost gave up on finding more information until I found the diagram below (which also contains Faecalibacterium prausnitzii which is also low!)

From A Dietary Fiber-Deprived Gut Microbiota Degrades the Colonic Mucus Barrier and Enhances Pathogen Susceptibility (2016)


The best growth medium are:

  • Xylose Amazon
  • Ribose (shown to help CFS in studies) Amazon
  • Rhamnose – very expensive
  • N-actylneuraminic acid
  • Glucuronic acid
  • Arabinose Amazon
  • Inulin
  • Mannose  –  Amazon
  • Glucose (which also is liked by two other low bacteria)
  • Chondroitin sulfate
  • Pectic galactan (potatoand lupin)

Bottom Line

It looks like Inulin and Ribose are again on our list, and many of the above are also available on Amazon etc.