Patented strain that modulates the expression of Vitamin D receptor (VDR) and stimulates the absorption and transport of calcium. Lactobacillus plantarum VFP46® can be used for several applications including bone health (prevention of osteoporosis), sport nutrition, or dental health.
VFP46® stimulates the absorption of calcium
The functional properties of Lactobacillus plantarum VFP46® (resistance in gastro-intestinal environment, adhesion to intestinal cells) make it suitable for use as a probiotic. The strain interacts with cells from the gut epithelium and stimulates the expression of calcium transporters, increasing the total transport of calcium through the intestinal barrier.
Multiple applications: bone health, dental health, sport nutrition
Calcium is involved in many physiological processes, but it is usually poorly absorbed in the gastro-intestinal tract. A probiotic strain that improves assimilation of calcium offers multiple health benefits:
- bone health: our body needs calcium to maintain strong bones. Better calcium absorption can help prevent osteoporosis, a highly prevalent condition which affects more than 50% of women after 50.
- dental health: calcium is also required to maintain teeth health. L. helveticus VFH049® can be used in products aimed at children which require calcium to build strong teeth, but also to support overall growth.
- muscle function and strength: calcium is essential for proper muscle function; improved calcium absorption will be beneficial for athletes or anybody willing to build a strong and healthy body.