Dual- coated probiotics
ACCORDING to the World Health Organization, probiotics are “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”.
Probiotics help intestinal bacteria perform their tasks more efficiently. They take over when your intestinal bacteria have too much work, or are weakened, or even destroyed by antibiotics, stress and poor nutrition.
No two probiotics formulas produce the same results. The benefits observed clinically among probiotics vary according to the manner in which those bacteria are prepared and protected, and according to the strains used.
Nutriforte Lactoghurt uses a unique dual- coated system, to ensure the bacteria reach intestines alive and in good condition to exert its action.
Probiotic bacteria are living organisms which are sensitive to environmental exposure and their viability is easily affected during processing, storage and ingestion. In traditional probiotic products, a large number of bacteria are killed before they reach the intestines. The transition period in the stomach at pH2 to pH4, which can take up to two hours, often kill more than 90% of the live bacteria, unless the bacteria is protected.
Nutriforte Lactoghurt uses a dual- coating technology called Duolac, to ensure the probiotics reach the intestines alive and in good condition to exert its action.
What is Duolac?
Duolac is the name given to lactic acid bacteria that are dual- coated with proteins and polysaccharides to protect them against gastric acids and bile salts. This dual- coating technology is patented in the European Union, Japan and South Korea.
The protein/ peptide layer protects the bacteria throughout ingestion, so they reach the intestine alive and in good condition to colonise and proliferate. The polysaccharide layer increases stability
during manufacture and shelf life.
Fourth generation probiotics
First generation ( non- coated) probiotics are unable to survive stomach acids and thus, not much effect is expected in the intestines. Most second generation ( enteric- coated) probiotics are treated with a polymer of acrylic acid, a synthetic chemical. This coating agent is allowed only for pharmaceutical products in many countries and is not suitable for foodgrade probiotics as it may cause stomach side effects.
Third generation ( microencapsulated) probiotics may protect bacteria from gastric juice to a certain extent, but the coating is not fully dissolved, especially for those with relatively short gastrointestinal tract ( children) or those with fast digestion. Bacteria with this coating tend to pass through the intestines and excreted in the faeces, giving little or no benefits.
Nutriforte Lactoghurt, the revolutionary fourth generation probiotics, protects bacteria from stomach acids and deliver them to the intestines safely, and then adhere to the intestines easily.
Nutriforte Lactoghurt is developed by Cell Biotech, a DanishKorean bio- venture enterprise, which specialises in fermentation and microbial coating technology for Lactic acid bacteria.
The company has developed and obtained several patents for its dual coating technology, Duolac, which increases the viability of the live bacteria during processing, shelf life and ingestion.
All Cell Biotech manufacturing sites are FDA- approved, ISO- 9001certified ( BM TRADA, UK), HACCPcertified ( SGS, SWISS), GMPapproved and all products are certified GMO- free and Kosher ( Ko- Kosher, USA).
This article is contributed by Pharmaforte.
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