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Lactobacillus plantarum


Lactobacillus plantarum is a bacterium that is commonly found in nature. It is a member of the Lactobacillus genus found in many foods and beverages.

source in food

Lactobacillus plantarum is found in many fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha, yoghurt, cheese and fermented vegetables.

Recommended daily dose

There is no universally accepted recommended daily dose for Lactobacillus plantarum.


According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Lactobacillus plantarum can help with the following health aspects:
  • Reducing the risk of gastrointestinal diseases
  • improve gut health
  • Improving immune function
  • improve digestion

problems due to a defect

Since there is no generally accepted recommended daily dose for Lactobacillus plantarum, it is difficult to identify deficiency symptoms.

possible side effects

Lactobacillus plantarum is generally safe and has no known side effects.

Interactions with other dietary supplements or medications

There are no known interactions between Lactobacillus plantarum and any other dietary supplement or medication.
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