Dual- coated pro­bi­otics

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - BODY, MIND & SOUL - WELL­NESS - By eLLeN WhYTe

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.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03- 7803 6998 or e- mail en­quiry@ phar­maforte. com. my. ( KKLIU No. 2182/ 2015) LAUGH­TER may be more than just fun, it can be very up­lift­ing, too. Sci­en­tists think that laugh­ter in­creases our blood cir­cu­la­tion be­cause of its ef­fect on the heart and blood pres­sure. As we laugh we breathe more, which means more oxy­gen com­ing into the body.

Laugh­ter also helps di­late the in­ner lin­ing of blood ves­sels, which means blood flow is in­creased. This has the ef­fect of in­creas­ing the me­tab­o­lism and ac­tiv­ity of our mus­cles, im­prov­ing the con­di­tion of body mus­cles and con­di­tion­ing the heart mus­cle.

Stud­ies also show that the im­mune sys­tem is bol­stered by laugh­ter. First, laugh­ter in­creases the con­cen­tra­tion of cir­cu­lat­ing an­ti­bod­ies in the blood stream.

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Laugh­ter is a boost for the mind and spirit. An abil­ity to laugh at a dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion is em­pow­er­ing.

If you laugh, de­pres­sion and help­less­ness are less likely to over­whelm you. So, have a gig­gle a day and keep the doc­tor away.

Fourth gen­er­a­tion, dual- coated pro­bi­otics.

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