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Probiotic Combo May Help Reduce Incidences and Severity of Common Cold

There is no cure for the common cold — but there may be ways to reduce the likelihood of getting it. A recent study suggests that a mix of the probiotic strains Lactobacillus plantarum HEAL9 and Lactobacillus paracasei 8700:2 may help reduce the number of colds a person catches as well as lessen the symptoms of the common cold.


Participants in the study included 900 people who were given either a probiotic supplement containing one billion colony units of the probiotic strains Lactobacillus plantarum HEAL9 and Lactobacillus paracasei 8700:2 or a placebo daily for 12 weeks. The study was conducted over three winter seasons.


At the conclusion of the study, the researchers noted a significant reduction in common cold occurrence in the supplement group, when compared with the placebo. They also noted less severe common cold symptoms in the first winter period. In addition, two weeks after starting supplementation, the researchers also noted immune system activation, even in participants who were not experiencing common cold symptoms.


Researchers from Probi AB conducted the study. It will be presented in a webinar on March 1, 2018.


While probiotics are most commonly linked to improving digestion and gut health, they have also been shown to been shown to help the body in numerous other ways including boosting the immune system, improving cholesterol levels, and help prevent diarrhea. The probiotics used in this study were proprietary probiotics.

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