The activity and efficacy of probiotics depend on their viability in the gastrointestinal tract of the host, their primary site of action. From the manufacturer’s plant to the consumer’s gut, they have to survive too many stresses.
Their resistance to these stresses is linked to various factors, including their own production conditions. In order to ensure the optimal survival and efficacy of its probiotic strains and blends, while offering a wide range of applications, Lallemand Health Solutions has developed a three-level probiotic protection program:
- 1st Level: BIO-SUPPORT™ strain technology: the alliance of optimal strain selection for a natural resistance to gastric acidity and proprietary protection matrix applied during the production of freeze-dried bacteria. This technology offers superior production during manufacturing process, shelf life and digestion.
- 2nd Level: Probiocap®: a patented probiotic microencapsulation technology, ideal in case of drastic processing conditions and versatile formulations.
- 3rd Level : Star®: an award-winning enteric-coating technology for capsule formulations, ensuring optimal delivery in the gut for all probiotic strains.