Lactobacillus Plantarum

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This strain of bacteria helps prevent cancer,  treat depression and improve sleep

Lactobacillus Plantarum is normally found in plant matter and saliva. 

Research links this bacteria with decreasing levels of inflammatory cytokines in peritoneal dialysis patients[1], reducing septic shock in Pseudomonas aeruginosa[2], and preventing hyperpigmentation disorders and can be used as a cosmetic whitening agent through the decrease melanogenesis[3]. In addition, this bacteria produces an anti-cancer effect in ascietes and solid tumors[4], prevents pathogenic bacteria including Enterohemmorhagic E. Coli, Shigella, S. Aureus and SalmonellaTyphi[5], and aids in treating depression[6]. Studies also show a link to improving sleep.[7]

[1] http://wageningenacademic.metapress.com/content/l5446g2750243446/

[2] Machairas, Nikolaos et al.Pre-treatment with probiotics prolongs survival after experimental infection by multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in rodents: An effect on sepsis-induced immunosuppression International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. http://www.ijaaonline.com/article/S0924-8579(14)00400-2/abstract 

 [3] Kim HR, Kim H, Jung BJ, You GE, Jang S, , Chung DK.  Lipoteichoic Acid Isolated from Lactobacillus plantarum Inhibits Melanogenesis in B16F10 Mouse Melanoma Cells.  Mol. Cells 2015;38:163-170.  http://dx.doi.org/10.14348/molcells.2015.2263

 [4] Kwak S-H, Cho Y-M, Noh G-M, Om A-S. Cancer Preventive Potential of Kimchi Lactic Acid Bacteria (Weissella cibaria, Lactobacillus plantarum).Journal of Cancer Prevention 2014;19(4):253-258. doi:10.15430/JCP.2014.19.4.253. 

[5] Ji Wang, Xiao Zhao, Yawai Yank Aimei Zhao, Zhennai Yang.  Characterization and bioactivities of an exopolysaccharide produced by Lactobacillus plantarum YW32.  Received 17 October 2014, Revised 30 November 2014, Accepted 12 December 2014, Available online 19 December 2014 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141813014008101

 [6] Bested AC, Logan AC, Selhub EM. Intestinal microbiota, probiotics and mental health: from Metchnikoff to modern advances: part III – convergence toward clinical trials. Gut Pathogens 2013;5:4. doi:10.1186/1757-4749-5-4. 

 [7] Rollo, A. (2006, July 28). Live microbial feed supplement in aquaculture for improvement of stress tolerance. Retrieved August 04, 2016, from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10695-006-0009-2

 

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