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Lactoghurt

Lactoghurt

 

Protects bacteria from stomach acids and delivers them to the intestines safely

 

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.


There are as many as 100 trillion bacteria belonging to more than 400 species in the intestines. Probiotics aid digestion through the production of enzymes, and help fortify the population of good bacteria in the intestine, which promotes a healthy balance of microflora, allowing it to assume its functions in the digestive and immune systems.


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 the 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 pH 2-4, 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.


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 Korea.


The protein/peptide layer protects the bacteria throughout ingestion, so they reach the intestines alive and in good condition to colonise and proliferate. The polysaccharide layer increases stability during manufacture and shelf life of the product.


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 food-grade probiotics as it may cause side effects.


Third generation (micro-encapsulated) 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 are excreted in the faeces, giving little or no benefits.

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