To me, the best part of this bacteria is that it produces it’s own antibiotics (including lactolin)…that intelligently target bad bacteria. This probiotic also makes lysine, an essential amino acid.
Lactobacillus plantarum is a transient resident of your body. And like you, it is extremely hardy. It survives stomach acid with ease, and can make the full trip from supplementation – to mouth – to intestines – to colon – to feces. The best temperature for growing L. plantarum is very close to body temperature…so it’s truly tailor-made for your body.
Lactobacillus plantarum is a helpful guest probiotic that fiercely attacks pathogenic, bad bacteria in our bodies. By killing the bad guys, it helps our own native bacteria grow stronger…and helps us be more resistant to future invasions of pathogens.
Beyond being a vital way to boost your immune system, humans have eaten large amounts of L. plantarum for all of recorded human history.
This strain is used in many foods such as:
IBS is a serious digestive condition that is on the rise. And the brilliant Dr. Diedzielin at Curie Regional Hospital wanted to see if Lactobacillus plantarum could help give IBS people serious relief. So in 2001, he enrolled 40 patients in a L. plantarum research trial. 5% of the people in the placebo group saw an improvement in IBS symptoms. But, 95% of people in the L. plantarum probiotic group saw a huge reduction in their IBS symptoms…and saw their quality of life increase significantly.
We all fart. But excessive flatulence can be a sign of deeper health issues. A Swedish researcher named Dr. Nobaek wanted to see if L. plantarum could cause any reduction in flatulence (much to the dismay of Swedish comedians). To test his theory, he gave 60 patients a placebo, or rose-hip + L. plantarum drink. The L. plantarum patients reported a large reduction in flatulence compared to the placebo group. To see if the affects lasted, there was a 1 year follow-up checkup. It turned out that the beneficial supplement effects weren’t temporary – the L. plantarum group maintained lower levels of flatulence and gastrointestinal function even 12 months after supplementation stopped.
Here’s the full list of digestive benefits:
There side effects of Lactobacillus plantarum are very mild…generally at worst, mild digestive discomfort. Read the full article here.
Synbiotic 365 has large amounts of L plantarum, and is rated a 5 star probiotic by Probiotics.org
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