Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242 is a Cholesterol-Reducing Probiotic

Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242 is one of the first probiotics marketed for cholesterol reduction. It is trademarked as the LRC strain or Cardioviva strain.

Cardioviva contains Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242
Microbiome Plus Probiotic has Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242
Pure Heart Probiotic has Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242

The strain is thought to have porcine (pig) origins. It was developed by researchers at Micropharma Limited in Canada, but the rights to it were acquired by UAS Laboratories in the US in late 2014.

Micropharma applied for GRAS status in the US and was granted it in February of 2013. The Lactobacillus reuteri species in general has European QPS (Qualified Presumption of Safety) status.

What Does Research Show about Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 3042?

Coming soon! For more information on the specifics of the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 3042 strain, including details of what studies have shown, download "The Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 3042 Guide."

Where Can You Find Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242?

As of this writing (September, 2015), NCIMB 30242 is found in three different brands of probiotic supplements to my knowledge. Each of them is shelf-stable but should be stored in the refrigerator to prolong shelf life.

Cardioviva contains Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242

Cardioviva found at:


Microbiome Plus found at:

Microbiome Plus Probiotic has Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242

Pure Heart Probiotic has Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242

Pure Heart Probiotic found at:


We may soon be seeing this strain in multiple foods and beverages up to 10 billion CFU per serving such as in:

  • Beverages and beverage bases (meal replacement beverages)
  • Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals
  • Cheeses (cream cheese, natural cheese, processed cheese and cheese spreads)
  • Soy-based beverages
  • Fats and oils (butter, fat-based sauces, margarine and margarine-like spreads, mayonnaise and mayonnaise-type dressings, salad dressings, vegetable oils)
  • Frozen dairy desserts (frozen novelties and frozen milk desserts, frozen yogurt, ice cream)
  • Grain products and pastas (cereal and granola bars, energy, meal replacement and fortified bars)
  • Milk products (fermented milks, sour cream, yogurt, yogurt drinks, flavored milk, milk drinks and mixes)
  • Processed fruits and fruit juices
  • Soft candy (chocolate candy)
  • Sugar substitutes

What Else Can You Do to Lower Cholesterol?

The benefits versus risks of lowering cholesterol have to be considered on a person-by-person basis. Remember that cholesterol is necessary for your body to produce steroid hormones which affect every part of your body. If, howeever, you would like help in lowering your cholesterol through diet and lifestyle changes (which by the way, can be very effective!), consider nutritional consultations with me.


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