Patented strain that modulates the expression of Vitamin D receptor (VDR) and stimulates the absorption and transport of calcium. Our Lactobacillus plantarum strain VFP46™ can be used for several applications including bone health (prevention of osteoporosis), sport nutrition, or dental health.


Lactobacillus plantarum strain VFP46™ stimulates the absorption of calcium

The functional properties of Lactobacillus plantarum strain 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. VFP46™ 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.