Your friendly bac­te­ria – pro­bi­otics

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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.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03-7628 8831/03-7956 2220 or visit www.biogrow.com.my.

This is a sup­ple­ment prod­uct ad­ver­tise­ment.

KKLIU No.0084/2017

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