Lactobacillus plantarum is a resilient probiotic strain that can thrive in various temperatures and atmospheric pressure ranges, with the ability to survive and adapt to temperatures from 1-60°C and pH levels as low as 3.2. It ferments sugars to produce lactic acid, ethanol or acetic acid, and carbon dioxide, while also withstanding acid and bile salts during transit through the human gastrointestinal tract. Studies have shown that Lactobacillus plantarum remains effective in problematic gut environments and even after antibiotic treatment, keeping the gut healthy and free from pathogens (1).
It has been utilised in the fermentation of various foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles, and sourdough bread for centuries, providing a healthier alternative for food preservation. Additionally, it has been shown to have numerous health benefits including its ability to fight off pollutants, boost iron absorption, improve heart health, and help maintain the health of the gastrointestinal tract (2).
In addition to these health benefits, Lactobacillus plantarum has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and is beneficial for those suffering from Crohn’s disease, Colitis, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (1).
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Epigenetics probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum is produced in a vegan friendly and convenient delayed release capsule. Recommended daily dose is 1 serving per day taken after a meal, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. This product is not intended to be used as an alternative to a varied diet.
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||Amount per serving
|Inulin (from Jerusalem artichoke)
||10 mg (5B CFU)
† Percent Daily Reference Intakes (RI) not established.
INGREDIENTS: Organic Jerusalem artichoke tuber extract (Helianthus tuberosus), Lactobacillus plantarum.
Suitable for vegans
Lactobacillus plantarum has been shown to have a beneficial effect on the digestive tract. This microbe can help neutralise harmful bacteria in the intestines, reduce inflammation in the intestinal epithelial cells and improve gastrointestinal transit time. Additionally, Lactobacillus plantarum has been found to help ease symptoms associated with IBS. In a study, one group of participants received a daily Lactobacillus plantarum capsule for four weeks while the other group received a placebo. At the end of the study, researchers noted that the group who consumed Lactobacillus plantarum experienced a reduction in bloating and stomach pains, indicating the potential of this probiotic in alleviating IBS symptoms (2).
Likewise, probiotic rich fermented foods have been shown to improve gut health, cognitive function, digestion, and heart problems. In particular, Lactobacillus plantarum has been identified as a probiotic strain that can help prevent cardiovascular diseases. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks, but some studies suggest that Lactobacillus plantarum can help reduce blood pressure. In one study, researchers analysed the effectiveness of Lactobacillus plantarum in fermented soymilk and found that it protected PC-12 cells and improved the ability to thrive in rat models of VaD induced by H202-, oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD), and deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA) salt. Additionally oral supplementation of probiotic-fermented soymilk helped decrease blood pressure in rats. Another study combined blueberries with tannase to create a strain of Lactobacillus plantarum that reduced hypertension in lab rats, suggesting the potential of this compound as an anti-hypertensive agent (2).
Iron is essential for human survival, as it enables oxygen to transport from tissues to lungs by binding to haemoglobin in the body. Unfortunately, may people suffer from iron deficiencies, but incorporating probiotics into their diets can help alleviate the issue. In a scientific study, healthy women of reproductive age were given a fruit drink infused with Lactobacillus plantarum containing 10^10 colony-forming units. After consuming the probiotic drink for a certain period of time, researchers found that the women’s iron absorption improved by 50% (2). This shows the potential of probiotics such as Lactobacillus plantarum, to boost iron absorption and improve overall health.
Furthermore, Lactobacillus plantarum may help prevent food allergies by quickly digesting proteins. A study conducted on rats found that treatment with Lactobacillus plantarum was associated with a significant reduction in allergic inflammatory responses (3). Another review of research on Lactobacillus plantarum suggests that its genetic functional characteristics make it an ideal probiotic for the prevention and treatment of allergic diseases (4). Likewise, a study in mice found that repeated oral administration of Lactobacillus plantarum inhibited anaphylactic response induced by peanut allergens (5). While more research is needed to fully understand the link between Lactobacillus plantarum and allergies, these findings suggest that it may have potential.
Moreover, scientific studies have shown that Lactobacillus plantarum has the ability to combat cadmium, a deadly substance that is slowly contaminating human food. Mice were given an oral supplement of cadmium along with Lactobacillus plantarum, which reduced stress and lowered the amount of cadmium absorbed into the intestine. Another study confirmed that Lactobacillus plantarum also protects the intestinal wall from cadmium, which reduces oxidative stress in the body. Additionally, Lactobacillus plantarum can protect the human body from aluminium and copper toxicity, making it a multi-beneficial probiotic (2).
In conclusion, Lactobacillus plantarum is a versatile and beneficial probiotic strain that is important for gut health, immune function, and overall well-being. Its ability to produce a range of metabolites that have antimicrobial properties makes it a valuable tool for improving digestive health and preventing infections. With its many applications in the food industry and as a dietary supplement, Lactobacillus plantarum is an important part of out microbiome and a promising avenue for improving human health.
Packaging: 15 g
Recommended daily dose, 1 serving taken last thing at night on a empty stomach. Put the powder into a glass, add 100 ml of water and stir until dissolved.
Serving size: 1g Servings per container: 15
Store in a refrigerator out of reach and sight of children. Once opened, consume within 6 months.