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Ulcerative Colitis- Inducing Remission, in Adults

Lactobacillus plantarum 299v

Improvements:

  • Decreased UC symptoms
  • Increased Chance of Remission
  • Reduced IBS Related Symptoms:
    • Reduced Bloating
    • Reduced Severity of Bloating
    • Decreased Abdominal Pain
    • Reduced “feeling incomplete” after bowel movement

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Research: Decreased Symptoms in UC (SCCAI scores), Increased Remission ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

In patients with mild to moderate UC in a flare up, supplementation with the 299v strain (in a fermented oat drink) were able to induce remission in 31% of patients compared to 15% in the control group. A decrease in SCCAI score was also seen in the 299v group. SCCAI stands for Simple Clinical Colitis Activity Index Score. Mild UC is a score of ≥5 and moderate UC is a score of ≤11

Link to Research: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24108114/

 

Important Crohn’s & Colitis Dietitian Notes:

  • Up to 50% of IBD patients also have IBS which is why we often use this strain with those who experience bloating
  • If bloating is severe and not responsive to this strain we suggest testing with your GI for SIBO or working with an IBD-Dietitian
  • As with all antibiotics, probiotics are best taken 3-4 hours between antibiotic doses so that you can actually get the benefits of a probiotic.
  • Keep in mind there are many “Lactobacillus Plantarum” probiotics out there, but this refers to the 299 strain only
  • Avoid purchasing probiotics that do not list the strain name