Lactobacillus plantarum LP-109
Lactobacillus plantarum, like all Probiotics, is a beneficial bacterium that can be used for improved health. Lactobacillus is the largest genus of the lactic acid bacteria group. Lactobacillus plantarum is one of over 50 Lactobacillus species. It was first isolated from human saliva. One of the most versatile Probiotics, Lactobacillus plantarum is found in plant material and the gastrointestinal tract of animals, including humans. It is used in the fermentation of foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles, and sourdough bread. It has been used for this purpose for hundreds of years, and is a healthier option in food preservation.
Along with promoting normal digestive health, Lactobacillus plantarum has been shown to be an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, and colitis. It has the ability to destroy pathogens and to preserve critical nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants. It has also shown the rare ability to produce L. lysine, a beneficial amino acid. One of the most exciting uses for Lactobacillus plantarum involves using it to deliver therapeutic compounds and proteins to the body. This area of research using the bacteria is new and ongoing.