Frequently Asked Questions

Probi® Iron+

Lactobacillus plantarum299v (LP299V®) is described in many scientific publications and clinical studies. The extensive documentation and clinical research make this strain unique.

This highly robust probiotic strain is able to withstand the harsh conditions of the human gastrointestinal tract and colonize intestinal mucosa. When freeze-dried, the LP299V® strain remains active and stable at room temperature1.

LP299V® is trademark and patent protected.

Probi® Iron+ is a probiotic concept shown to increase the absorption of iron from food to increase iron levels in the body.

Consuming Probi® Iron+ together with main meal has been shown to promote iron absorption and increase the bioavailability of iron that can be absorbed by the body.

Iron intake is the amount of iron consumed every day, from both food and supplements.

Iron uptake is the amount of the ingested iron that is actually absorbed into the body and can be measured in blood.

The amount of iron that can be absorbed naturally from food varies among individuals. When adding Probi® Iron+ to meals, the absorption rate is increased.

Based on a research (involved 24 participants), up to 80% more iron can be absorbed compared to without the probiotic strain LP299V®2.
The reason for this is that the LP299V® strain decreases the pH of the intestines, which aids in iron absorption3.

General Female for daily support of healthy iron levels.
Pregnant women for increased iron requirement during pregnancy.
Persons who wish to take iron supplements.

Probi® Bone Health

Probi® Bone Health will help to reduce the loss of bone mineral in postmenopausal women4 whereas Vitamin D and Calcium found in many mineral bone supplements are crucial for the formation of bones.

Probi® Bone Health is a probiotic supplement, and as with all supplements they should not replace any prescribed medication or supplementation without discussing with your GP.

Strong bones are crucial for a long and vital life. About one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50, will experience a bone loss related fracture during their lifetime5.

In most people under the age of 30, the continuous formation and breakdown of bone tissue (bone remodelling) follows a predictable, balanced pattern. However, after the age of 30 this balance is disrupted. Bone loss exceeds formation, resulting in a gradual loss of bone density and bone mass6.

Women are in general more susceptible to bone loss7. Women’s estrogen levels decrease before and during the first 6 – 10 years after menopause, causing up to 50% of women’s bone loss to be drastically accelerated8.

Bone loss is also an issue for men, but this loss is related to age and men experience a continuous decrease in bone mass after the age of 409.

General recommendation for bone health today is adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D. However, if calcium and vitamin D levels are adequate, additional intake will not have any beneficial effect10.

Probi® Bone Health is a new and innovative supplement to support bone health through the use of probiotics. Each capsule contains a mix of 3 probiotic strains and Vitamin D which is clinically shown to help to reduce the loss of bone mineral in postmenopausal women4.


1 Hoppe et al., 2017
Freeze-dried Lactobacillus plantarum 299v increases iron absorption in young females-Double isotope sequential single-blind studies in menstruating women Learn More

2 Bering et al., 2006
A lactic acid-fermented oat gruel increases non-haem iron absorption from a phytate-rich meal in healthy women of childbearing age Learn More

3 Bloor et al., 2021
Oral Iron Supplementation—Gastrointestinal Side Effects and the Impact on the Gut Microbiota

4 Jansson et al., 2019
Probiotic treatment using a mix of three Lactobacillus strains for lumbar spine bone loss in postmenopausal women Learn More

5 International Osteoporosis Foundation

6 Sözen et al., 2016
An overview and management of osteoporosis Learn More

7 Alswat 2017
Gender Disparities in Osteoporosis Learn More

8 Endocrine Society
“Menopause and Bone Loss | Endocrine Society.” Learn More

9 Björnsdottir et al., 2022
Male osteoporosis-what are the causes, diagnostic challenges, and management Learn More

10 Tai et al., 2015
Calcium intake and bone mineral density Learn More