Consumers are pretty savvy. Many know that probiotics promote a healthy gut. But delivering probiotics at the right level in yogurt is easier said than done. The cultures used in processing can affect the viability of probiotic bacteria.
Jintan is a NSF-cGMP-certified Japanese specialty seamless capsule maker, producing patented round 3-layer seamless capsules that offer stomach acid resistance to insure live probiotics release in the gut.
Someday, science may show that particular prebiotic, probiotic, and synbiotic ingredients help prevent certain age-related disorders and lengthen lives. Although the anti-aging effects of pre- and probiotics are plausible, supporting science is scant and inconclusive to date. However, scientists have developed several hypotheses about how aging may alter the intestinal microbiome and how certain pre- and probiotics may help prevent or reverse these changes.
DuPont Nutrition & Health and AB-Biotics have signed a global collaboration and licensing agreement on AB-Life®, a probiotic that is clinically documented to maintain healthy levels of cholesterol in at-risk individuals.
Greek introductions continue to dominate growth in the yogurt category, but the other cultured segment to watch is drinkable yogurt. Volume sales in 2012 were 211 million pints and the latest IRI data for 2013 showed yogurt drinks experiencing double-digit growth in the United States.