Your friendly bacteria – probiotics
PROBIOTICS, as defined by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO), are live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.
The interest in probiotics has been growing in the past few years due to their potential health benefits on humans.
Various studies have demonstrated that probiotics may positively change the intestinal flora, inhibit the growth of bad bacteria (pathogenic), promote better digestion, enhance immune function as well as alleviate stomach upset.
Choosing the right probiotics
Nowadays, it is easy for consumers to get probiotic supplements from pharmacies. However, how do we know if we are taking the right probiotics that truly benefit our guts?
According to Expert Panel of the United Nations and WHO, a probiotic should meet the criteria below to be truly termed as probiotic:
Clinically identified strains (eg. Lacidophilus Rosell-52) Safety assessment Clinical efficacy evidence Shelf-stable formulation The determination and confirmation of strain identity is the key. Many consumers may not be aware that the benefits and properties of certain probiotics are strain-specific.
For example, general L.acidophilus may not work the same as L. acidophilus Rosell-52. Therefore, a clinically identified probiotic strain is a must because it assures consumers of the safety and quality of this particular strain of probiotics.
Are your probiotics getting through?
Besides probiotic strains, it is also crucial to choose probiotics that are able to withstand gastric acid, bile acid and attach strongly to your intestinal lining in order to exert beneficial effects.
However, it would be difficult for certain probiotics to get through this “harsh environment” without proper technology.
Hence, experts have provided the solution – Probiocap Microencapsulation Technology. This technology protects probiotics in harsh conditions such as gastric acidity, compression as well as thermal shock up to 50°C, thus ensuring better survival rate of probiotics during the intestinal transit and their quality.
According to a scientific study, microencapsulated probiotics are five times more efficient than the same uncoated strains in terms of gut colonisation and the amount of bacteria detected in faeces.
The survival of probiotics is of utmost importance because only live probiotics confer health benefits to us, not the dead ones.
Biogrow Probiotics – your choice of probiotics
Biogrow Probiotics provides highly stable microencapsulated strains made from the patented Probiocap Microencapsulation Technology from Institut RosellLallemand, Canada, which ensures the probiotics are resistant to heat shock up to 50°C, resistant to gastric acid and bile acid as well as have higher survival rate.
It consists of three different
Probiotics may positively change the intestinal flora, inhibit the growth of bad bacteria (pathogenic), promote better digestion, enhance immune function as well as alleviate stomach upset.
strains (L. acidophilus Rosell-52, L. rhamnosus Rosell-11 and B. longum Rosell-175).
Each strain is supported by scientific studies to ensure consumers get the right probiotics that are truly safe and beneficial to their guts.
Get Biogrow Probiotics now for better gut health. It is available at all leading pharmacies.
This article is contributed by Legosan (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.
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