Like many strains of probiotic bacteria, Lactobacillus Plantarum 299v is touted as a natural approach to controlling digestive issues and revving up your immune system. Some proponents also claim that it can help treat or prevent the following health troubles:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Inflammatory bowel disease (such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
In addition, Lactobacillus plantarum is said to sharpen memory, enhance athletic performance, and promote weight loss.