Lactobacillus plantarum

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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.

History

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.

Indications

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.

Quantity

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

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