Lactobacillus plantarum is a friendly strain of bacteria which has an important role to stimulate the digestive system, fights off disease-causing bacteria and helps the body to produce vitamins.
Lactobacillus plantarum is a natural approach to controlling digestive issues and revving up the immune system. L. plantarum also has significant antioxidant activities and helps to maintain intestinal permeability. It is also able to suppress the growth of gas-producing bacteria in the intestines and helps stabilize digestive enzyme activity.
Lactobacillus plantarum is commonly found in milk products, meat and a lot of vegetable fermentations including pickled cabbage, pickles, brined olives, sourdough and other fermented plant material. It can also be found in some cheeses, fermented sausages and stockfish.
Administration of friendly strains of bacteria is associated with a reduced risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) by 42%.
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Friendly strains of bacteria can reduce episodes of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and the number of antibiotic treatments by 79%.
Probiotic and cranberry supplementation for preventing recurrent uncomplicated urinary tract infections in premenopausal women: a controlled pilot study. Koradia P, Kapadia S, Trivedi Y, Chanchu G, Harper A. Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy 2019 (DOI: 10.1080/14787210.2019.1664287)
Exercising regularly brings a whole heap of benefits both short and long term to every aspect of your health. Improved cardiovascular fitness1 reduced blood pressure2 increased muscle strength and endurance3 increased bone density4 increased lung capacity5 improved metabolism6 increased energy levels7 to list a few, and it doesn’t stop at physical benefits.
A healthier, happier quality of life starts with your unique microbiome.