Decreasing Actinobaculum genus

This is a rare bacteria occurring in only 1.7% of all uBiome samples. Any bacteria genus < 5% I view as a probable overgrowth that should be reduced as a secondary target.

For updated information see Microbiome Prescription

DataPunk.Net Data

No Data

PubMed Data

There are 80+ studies on PubMed. Most studies deal with it in soil.

  • Disease:
  • Diet:
    • Actinobaculum sp. HOT 183 was detected at 5.6% in the low-sugar group and at 6.9% in the reference group.” [2017]
    • ” randomized controlled trial of 91 adults with moderate gingivitis was designed with two anti-gingivitis regimens: the brush-alone treatment and the brush-plus-rinse treatment. and dental scaling…Only Actinobaculum, TM7 and Leptotrichia were consistently reduced by all the three treatments, ” [2016]
  • Antibiotics:
    • “The identification of this uropathogen is all the more important because it is resistant to trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and second-generation quinolones that are widely used in the treatment of UTIs. Antimicrobial therapy using β-lactams prolonged for up to 2 weeks is the most efficient treatment and should be recommended.” [2016]
    • “When an infection caused by A. schaalii is suspected, there is a risk of clinical failure by treating with ciprofloxacin or co-trimoxazole, and β-lactams should be preferred. In addition, acquired resistance to fluoroquinolones more active against Gram-positive bacteria is possible.” [2010]

Bottom Line


  • Drinking urine (which appears to be high in it)


  • Good dental care
  • Low sugar diet