L. plantarum is a lactic acid producing Gram-positive bacterium that has been used for centuries for food preservation. It is commonly found in many fermented foods including yogurt, sauerkraut, pickles, brined olives, Korean kimchi, Nigerian ogi, as well as cheese, sausages, and stockfish. L. plantarum is also found in human and animal gastrointestinal tracts and saliva. The high content of this bacterium in naturally occurring foods and in the human body makes the organism ideal for the development of probiotics. A growing interest in L. plantarum has led to the discovery of the 299v strain, which has been isolated from human intestine and has been shown to have superior mucosal adherence and a general advantage in the gut. The complete Lp299v genome has been mapped, and it is one of the best understood L. plantarum strains on the market in terms of benefits and safety.*
Lp 299v, among many other gut flora, plays an essential role in general digestion and nutritional absorption. It metabolizes sugars and fibers into vital nutrients, such as short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), polyamines, vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids. They are the primary nutrients for colonocytes and are essential for general gastrointestinal health and function.*
Lp 299v is known to stimulate the secretion of mucin, which hinders the growth of undesirable bacteria, and stable colonization of Lp 299v also creates friendly intestinal environment for healthy microflora.
This product is beneficial for individuals who are interested in healthy gastrointestinal function, including digestion, regularity, and associated immune system function. This product may also support the relief of occasional bowel discomfort, such as gas and bloating.*
- Room temperature stable
- Vegetarian capsules
- 10 billion per capsule probiotics