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Understanding each type of strain in Lactomin & Lactokids

Posted on26 Dec 2019
Lactobacillus plantarum is a resilient and highly adaptive bacteria that can survive at vast temperature ranges (1-60 degrees Celsius) and a wide scale of atmospheric pressures. The name “plantarum” indicates that this bacteria is a “species of the plants.” According to several specialists, including Dr. Bengmark, the adhesive properties of L plantarum make it a powerful tool to fight off pathogenic bacteria such as E Coli, while repairing the intestinal lining.

L Plantarum Protects Your Gut Membrane: Mannose-specific adhesions are common among gram negative strains, but not gram positive (lactobacillus). Interestingly, according to Dr. Bengmark’s research, L-plantarum uses mannose-specific adhesions, which makes it possible that L plantarum can compete with both gram- positive and gram-negative pathogenic strains for receptor sites and valuable nutrients in the mucosal membrane.

It also secretes anti-microbial substances that help to inhibit the formation of pathogenic gram-positive & negative colonies. These characteristics make L plantarum a potent aide for irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease and Colitis. In fact, several studies have shown that L plantarum is able to survive through harsh environments including rounds of antibiotics. This is especially important for emergency situations when someone may have to take an antibiotic.



According to Donna Gates, Body Ecology Diet, the L. plantarum in your intestines will survive the antibiotic onslaught, maintaining long-term health by ensuring that a yeast overgrowth will not occur. Western Diet is Deficient in L Plantarum: Dr. Bengmark notes that only 25% of the Western population eating the typical American diet has L Plantarum colonized in their gastrointestinal system. This has a lot to do with the current diet that is high in processed foods, sugar and tap water and low in fresh grown fruits and vegetables and fermented foods.

Lactobacillus Plantarum Improves: Digestive health – Improves symptoms of digestive complains such as bloating, gas, cramping, diarrhea and constipation.

Immune Function – Both resistance against colds and flu’s and cancer development.

Lowers Inflammation – Key for reducing auto-immunity.

Nutrient Absorption – Improves nutrient extraction from food.

Brain Development – Key for children developing healthy brains and preventing ADHD, Autism and other sensory disorders.

Mental Health and Mood – Reduces brain inflammation that is a factor in psychological issues such as depression, bipolar and schitzophrenia.

Pregnancy and Lactobacillus Plantarum: While everyone will benefit from the inclusion of L Plantarum in their diets, certain individuals have a greater need for healthy strains of bacteria. Pregnant women need healthy doses of probiotic cultures in order to line their mucous membranes to effectively inoculate their newborn child on it’s way out of the birth canal.



These cultures give the newborn it’s first meal in a sense and immediately function to build the infant’s immune system and digestive function. Mother’s should continue to use Probiotics such as L plantarum, whether through supplementation or naturally fermented foods for their own health and in order to prevent colicky symptoms, boost immunity and aid in digestive function and nutrient absorption within their newborn.

Therefore L.Plantarum is a highly important probiotic strain and provide a long list of critical benefits for you and your child.
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