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GUARD: a new protective oral delivery technology for probiotic applications

GUARD: a new protective oral delivery technology for probiotic applications

A few months following their agreement to grant Lallemand Health Solutions exclusive use of Aventus’ flagship technology, NutraJIT®, for probiotic applications, Lallemand Health Solutions is officially launching GUARD, a new protective oral delivery technology.

GUARD, which stands for GUt Acid Resistant Delivery, is a patented, all-natural innovative oral delivery platform, offering a unique combination of gastric protection and controlled release particularly suitable with active ingredients like probiotics. Lallemand Health Solutions will present the GUARD technology in more details during SupplySide West tradeshow.

“The NutraJIT® technology is a derivative of food-product protein, an all-natural, allergen-free, clean label offering added protection. With 78% of global consumers stating they are appealed by clean label products and 66.3% of supplement users saying that the claim “100% natural/free from artificial ingredient” is influential in choosing what supplement to purchase, we have no doubt that this technology will be adopted in the mass market,” explains Bérengère Feuz, Marketing Director at Lallemand Health Solutions

How does it work?

“Basically, the ingredient creates a gel barrier in a low pH environment, protecting the probiotic formula from stomach acidity. When reaching the intestines, it will desegregate as the pH is increasing, releasing the bacteria where they need to be”, details Nicolas Kronström, Chief Operating Officer at Aventus Innovations.

“This protective technology is efficient on both capsules and tablets, which is a great addition to our existing portfolio. NutraJIT® is a versatile vehicle for active ingredients to make their way to their site of action, without being affected by the stomach fluids acidity and with reduced gastric side effects.” explains Marie-Eve Boyte, Scientific Affairs Director at Lallemand Health Solutions.

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Marilou Luneau

Published Oct 16, 2021 | Updated Jan 11, 2024