SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

PS128 can benefit our nervous system and entire body. Around the world, it is being studied for a range of applications.

CLINICAL STUDIES

 
實驗

OTHER RESEARCH

 

SAFETY

The strain PS128 was identified as Lactobacillus plantarum [1]. L. plantarum is generally recognized as safe for consumption by major regulatory bodies.

PS128 is not genotoxic nor resistant to antibiotics [2]. It meets EFSA food safety standards.

In numerous human and animal trials, PS128 has not demonstrated any notable side effects.

 

GRAS Status

Before being granted GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) designation, qualified experts must agree that scientific data and information about the substance establishes the safety of its intended use. Lactobacillus plantarum PS128 received self-affirmed GRAS status in 2020.

Safety Test Results

The National Yang-Ming University Institute of Food Safety and Health Risk Assessment was commissioned to carry out the following safety tests for PS128:

PS128 is identified as Lactobacillus plantarum [1], generally recognized as safe for consumption by major regulatory bodies.

PS128 is not genotoxic nor resistant to antibiotics [2]. It meets EFSA food safety standards.

In many human and animal trials, PS128 has not demonstrated any notable side effects.

[1] Liu, W. H., Yang, C. H., Lin, C. T., Li, S. W., Cheng, W. S., Jiang, Y. P., Wu, C. C., Chang, C. H., & Tsai, Y. C. (2015). Genome architecture of Lactobacillus plantarum PS128, a probiotic strain with potential immunomodulatory activity. Gut pathogens, 7, 22.

[2] Liao, P. L., Wu, C. C., Chen, T. Y., Tsai, Y. C., Peng, W. S., Yang, D. J., & Kang, J. J. (2019). Toxicity Studies of Lactobacillus plantarum PS128TM Isolated from Spontaneously Fermented Mustard Greens. Foods (Basel, Switzerland), 8(12), 668.