Lactobacillus Plantarum Boosts Protein Absorption

By: Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist
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A type of friendly flora called Lactobacillus plantarum1 has been shown to enhance protein absorption, even in situations of inflammation that are typical in people with irritable bowel or colitis. 

The absorption of dietary protein is a complex process that must work properly for you to get nutrients into your body that power your brain and rejuvenate your physical structure. Under conditions of digestive inflammation this process can be compromised. This results in protein malnutrition, even when eating adequate dietary protein.

This new study proves that supplemental Lactobacillus plantarum can enhance the absorption of protein even under inflammatory conditions. This information is relevant to individuals with digestive problems and is one way to ensure adequate nutrition is properly absorbed.

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