We did not include L. plantarum in Smidge Infant Probiotic as it produces both d-lactic acid and l-lactic acid. Immature (and severely compromised) digestive systems may not be able to breakdown an excess of d-lactic acid.
Probiotic bacteria produce either d-lactic acid or l-lactic acid, or a combination of both. Both are beneficial, however, an excess of d-lactic acid may cause negative symptoms in people that cannot breakdown the excess d-lactic acid.
All of the seven strains of bacteria probiotic bacteria in GutPro Infant are d-lactate free.
L. plantarum is not a bacteria that typically resides in an infant's digestive system, as it is a plant-based strain.
The primary strain of bacteria in Smidge Infant Probiotic is B. infantis, which is abundant in healthy infants and naturally declines as we age.
Smidge Infant Probiotic can also be very helpful for those who have been on
antibiotics and are trying to balance gut flora.