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The first psychobiotic in Brazil

The first psychobiotic in Brazil

Apsen, located in São Paulo, Brazil, in partnership with Lallemand Health Solutions, are launching in September the first probiotic formulation for the brain-gut axis on the Brazilian market, with approved health claims by the Brazilian Health Authorities, ANVISA.

Probid and Probians, produced by Lallemand Health Solutions, are available to the Brazilian market since September 2020. “We are proud to be the first in Brazil to launch a specific probiotic formulation, based on two strains known for their proven effects on stress level and mood balance”, affirmed Kleber Vargas, technical and business development vice-president at Apsen. “Apsen invested in research to provide this evolution to the Brazilian market, with an innovative product with a full array of health benefits.” Adds Kleber Vargas.

Probid and Probians contain the documented probiotic combination of Lactobacillus helveticus Rosell®-52 and Bifidobacterium longum Rosell®-175 which has been recognized by the Brazilian Health Authorities for its safety and benefits in stressed healthy individuals. The claims approved by the regulatory agency for health products in Brazil, ANVISA, are:

  • Lactobacillus helveticus R0052 and Bifidobacterium longum R0175 may contribute to the reduction of feelings of anxiety in healthy individuals.
  • Lactobacillus helveticus R0052 and Bifidobacterium longum R0175 contribute to the reduction of gastrointestinal complications such as abdominal pain and nausea/vomit brought on by light to moderate stress in healthy individuals.

This specific probiotic formula is demonstrated to promote positive mood in stressful events and can help moderate physiological (Diop 2008) and psychological (Messaoudi 2010, 2011) responses to occasional stress. It is the most documented psychobiotic with five clinical studies and several pre-clinical studies allowing to highlight eight mechanisms of action on the brain-gut axis. The modes of action for this formula have been documented by nine mechanistic studies and five human studies on the brain-gut axis.


About Apsen

Over the last fifty years, Apsen Farmacêutica launched products, expanded its industrial park, increased its workforce, won several awards, conquered the pharmaceutical market and has grown, solidly and steadily. Focused on branded products, Apsen is present in the main therapeutic areas: Neurology, Psychiatry, Otorhinolaryngology, Urology, Gynecology, Rheumatology, Orthopedics, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Endocrinology, Angiology and is growing every day in the area of ​​Food Supplements. Apsen has become one of the big companies in the pharmaceutical market and is now preparing to reach even higher levels, and without giving up what is its essence: the concern to improve people’s life!


About Lallemand Health Solutions

Founded in 1934, Lallemand Health Solutions is a vertically integrated probiotic manufacturer specializing in the research, development and manufacturing of ready-to-market and custom probiotic formulations. Its products target specific populations and health segments including gut health, natural defenses, women’s health, mental health, skin health, metabolism, oral health and sport. Probiotics are produced in cutting-edge plants certified to the highest quality standards. More than 600 probiotic formulas are currently marketed in over 60 countries across five continents.


CONTACT: Marilou Luneau, Content manager, Lallemand Health Solutions

Published Oct 12, 2020 | Updated Jan 11, 2024