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Table 2 Retention times in the small intestine cited in literature.

From: Evaluation of the passage of Lactobacillus gasseri K7 and bifidobacteria from the stomach to intestines using a single reactor model

Retention time Source Remarks
1–4 h Huang and Adams 2004 [21]  
4.25 h Van Den Driessche et al. 2000 [24] Stomach and small intestine
4 h Mojaverian 1996 [22]  
6 h Picot and Lacroix 2004 [4] Selected maximum time of the simulation
7.5 h Fallingborg et al. 1990 [20] Children
8 h Fallingborg et al. 1989 [19]  
8 h Alander et al. 1998 [5] Simulation in the SHIME Reactor
6–10 h Thews et al. 1991 [23]