Lactobacillus plantarum

Which probiotic is it in? All

Species: Lactobacillus plantarum is a Gram positive, bacilli shaped bacteria.

Location in the body: The transverse colon and in saliva.

This microbe produces: GABA – a crucial neurotransmitter found in the brain that helps reduce anxiety, acetylcholine – a crucial neurotransmitter that aids communication between cells in the body, lysine – an amino acid and lactolin – thought to improve cognitive performance.


Discovered by microbiologist Orla-Jensen in 1919.

Found in:

Fermented food products, anaerobic plant matter, milk products, oatmeal soup, sourdough bread, olives.

What does this microbe do?

Best described as a nootropic and neuroprotective agent, so provides a lot of support to the brain and cognitive function. It is also an antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative, anti-obesity, and is immune-boosting.


IBS, flatulence, burns, decreases the frequency of colds and flu, fungal infections, reduces the risk of pneumonia, reduces blood pressure, lowers the risk of kidney stones.


Best before food. Adult: 10-20ml daily. Children: 5-15ml daily

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