Lactobacillus plantarum 299v: Can This Probiotic Really Have So Many Benefits?

Lactobacillus plantarum 299v is a studied strain of L. plantarum probiotics that may be helpful for IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease in some people. It is also known as L. plantarum 299v, LP299v and Lp299v.

Lp299v was originally isolated from healthy human intestinal mucosa.

What Does Research Show About L. plantarum 299v?

There are many research studies using this strain of probiotics. I plan to publish moree information on the specifics of the probiotic L. plantarum 299v strain, including details of what studies have shown, in "The L. plantarum 299v Guide."

Where Can You Find Lactobacillus plantarum 299v?

Researchers say that Lp299v can be found in the intestines of some people. If you aren't one of the lucky ones, at the time of this writing, you can find it in these products (Always read product ingredient labels!):

Jarrow Ideal Bowel Support
Jarrow's Ideal Bowel Support formula with 10 billion CFU from my dispensary where you can get a discount and access other quality products.

You can also find it in the United States and in the United Kingdom or for all orders nearly worldwide from Vitacost

Nature Made Digestive Health Probiotic
Nature Made Digestive Health Probiotic with 10 billion CFU in the United States and in the United Kingdom or for all orders nearly worldwide from Vitacost.

Heart Healthy Probiotic Solutuions
Dr. Sinatra Heart Healthy Probiotic Solutions Extra has 2 probiotics, including 299v, in a proprietary formula of 12 billion CFU. It also contains FOS. This supplement is available in the US and Canada and is manufactured by Healthy Directions LLC.

GoodBelly refrigerated products in the US. (This link takes you to a page where I reviewed GoodBelly.)

Probiata Digestive Care (15 billion CFU) or Critical Care (50 billion CFU) which comes in vegetarian capsules and has minimal other ingredients. It is free of dairy, gluten, sugar, yeast, preservatives, artificial flavors and colors but may contain traces of soy.


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Amazon Canada

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Amazon Canada

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Found outside the US in ProViva drinks, drinks similar to Goodbelly with oat flour and barley malt flour.

The ProViva website says that the ProViva Crush products contain less than 5 ppm gluten.

This probiotic is also found in practitioner-only supplements from companies such as Metagenics and others that I am able to order for my nutrition clients.

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