Lactobacillus plantarum

Lactobacillus plantarum is a strain of lactic acid-producing bacteria that is naturally found in the human gastrointestinal tract. It is commonly found in fermented food products and can be consumed as a probiotic dietary supplement. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that help maintain the health of the intestinal tract and aid in digestion. They also assist in nutrient absorption and help control the amount of harmful bacteria in the gut. Orally, Lactobacillus species are usually well-tolerated, the most common side effect being a mild case of flatulence that tends to subside as consumption continues 1.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. Natural Medicines: Comprehensive Database. Stockton, CA: Therapeutic Research Faculty, 2000.