Lactobacillus paracasei is a type of lactic acid bacteria that is frequently employed in the fermentation of dairy items. It is present not only in the human gastrointestinal tract and mouth, but also in foods like yoghurt, as well as naturally fermented vegetables and milk (1). Lactobacillus paracasei has been extensively studied for its beneficial effects on human health and researchers have found that this probiotic strain of bacteria could enhance the immune system and gut microbiota and decrease allergic reactions and skin sensitivity (2).
Immunocompromised individuals, people with organ failure, and those with a dysfunctional gut barrier should consult their healthcare practitioner before using this product.
Epigenetics probiotic Lactobacillus paracasei is produced in a vegan friendly and convenient delayed release capsule. Recommended daily dose is 1 serving per day taken after a meal, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. This product is not intended to be used as an alternative to a varied diet.
||Amount per serving
|Inulin (from Jerusalem artichoke)
||50 mg (5B CFU)
† Percent Daily Reference Intakes (RI) not established.
INGREDIENTS: Organic Jerusalem artichoke tuber extract (Helianthus tuberosus), Delayed release vegetable capsule (Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Gellan gum), Lactobacillus paracasei.
Suitable for vegans
Lactobacillus paracasei is a potent probiotic that has been shown to provide a multitude of health benefits. One of its most notable benefits is its ability to enhance the immune system. Studies have revealed that children who supplement with cow’s milk or rice containing Lactobacillus paracasei are less likely to contract common infectious diseases when attending day-care. Moreover, the immune boosting properties of Lactobacillus paracasei are not just limited to humans. Studies conducted on mice have shown that this beneficial bacterium can increase the production of cytokines, natural killer cell activity, lymphocyte proliferation, and antibody production, all of which contribute to a stronger immune system. Furthermore, Lactobacillus paracasei has been found to reduce the severity of influenza virus infection in mice and increase the survival rate of mice infected with E. coli. These findings are promising and suggest that Lactobacillus paracasei could be a beneficial probiotic supplement for people looking to enhance their immune system and reduce the likelihood of contracting infectious diseases (1).
Lactobacillus paracasei may also have allergy-reducing effects. In patients with Japanese cedar pollinosis, Lactobacillus paracasei supplementation resulted in a reduction of nasal symptoms and improved quality of life, especially during periods of low pollen scattering. Likewise, studies conducted on mice have also shown the allergy-reducing properties of Lactobacillus paracasei. It has been found to balance the Th1/Th2 responses, induce Th1 and regulatory responses, and supress airway inflammation while down regulating allergen-specific immune responses. Furthermore, administrating Lactobacillus paracasei to mothers during gestation/lactation has been found to protect against airway inflammation in offspring in mice. These findings suggest that Lactobacillus paracasei may be a promising supplement for individuals suffering from allergies. It could potentially provide relief from nasal symptoms and improve quality of life, particularly during times of low pollen scattering (2).
Similarly, Lactobacillus paracasei has been shown to significantly improve allergic rhinitis. In individuals with a medical history of allergic rhinitis to grass pollen, Lactobacillus paracasei fermented milk was found to reduce nasal congestion and nasal itching. Additionally, in children with perennial allergic rhinitis, Lactobacillus paracasei supplementation improved symptoms such as sneezing, itchy nose, and swollen eyes. Likewise, Lactobacillus paracasei has also been found to improve the quality of life of individuals with persisted allergic rhinitis wo were being treated with an oral H1-antihistamine. While, nasal symptoms did not change, other symptoms consistently improved. Moreover, in human subjects with allergic rhinitis induced by house dust mites, heat-killed Lactobacillus paracasei was effective in improving overall quality of life. These findings suggest that this probiotic strain may be a beneficial supplement for individuals with allergic rhinitis and could potentially reduce nasal symptoms and relieve itching and swelling of the eyes (2).
Recent research has suggested that probiotics such as Lactobacillus paracasei can play a vital role in promoting skin health. Studies have demonstrated that heat-killed Lactobacillus paracasei can improve atopic dermatitis in adult patients. Furthermore, it has been suggested that Lactobacillus paracasei may help strengthen the skin barrier function, reduce water loss, and decrease skin sensitivity by modulating the immune system. This modulation can lead to the preservation of skin homeostasis, which is essential for maintaining healthy skin. In addition, studies have shown that Lactobacillus paracasei can decrease skin sensitivity and improve barrier function recovery, leading to better water retention in women. These findings highlight the potential of probiotics such as Lactobacillus paracasei in promoting skin health and the need for further research in this area (2).
Finally, Lactobacillus paracasei has also been found to have antioxidant properties. A recent study has highlighted the ability of this probiotic to reduce plasma antioxidant levels and neutralise excess free radicals in athletes who experienced oxidative stress due to intense physical activity over a period of four weeks. This suggests that Lactobacillus paracasei supplementation could have a protective effect against oxidative stress in physically active individuals (3). Top of Form
While lactobacillus paracasei is well tolerated and safe for most people, individuals with weakened immune systems, damaged heart valves and people having digestive surgery should consult their healthcare practitioner before use (4).
Packaging: 60 capsules
Recommended daily dose, 1 serving taken after a meal.
Serving size: 1 capsule, Servings per container: 60
Store in a refrigerator out of reach and sight of children. Once opened, consume within 6 months.