What is a probiotic?
Probiotics are living healthy bacteria which, when consumed in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit to a person, in this case your child. Probiotics are non-pathogenic or “good” bacteria meaning they do not cause illness. Health claims regarding probiotics are assessed for specific strains of bacteria and claims for health benefits are outlined in the selection criteria of Guidelines for the Evaluation of Probiotics in Food (FAO/WHO, 2002). These friendly probiotic bacteria support the immune system, digestive system and general health.
What is LactoSpore?
LactoSpore is a superior probiotic, which is stable at room-temperature and does not require refrigeration. Most probiotics require refrigeration to remain viable. LactoSpore is a spore of the probiotic bacterium now known as Bacillus coagulans (formerly known as Lactobacillus sporogenes). LactoSpore is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
Why is LactoSpore superior to other probiotics?
The Bacillus coagulans in LactoSpore is the only spore-forming probiotic. This means that Bacillus coagulans form a spore, a temporary non-reproductive structure like a house, which consists of a resistant outer coating. Spores can survive without nutrients and they are extremely resistant to adverse factors, such as ultraviolet radiation, desiccation (the drying method used to make powders), high temperature, freezing and chemicals. Spores can survive for extended periods because of resistance. They reactivate to the vegetative or active form when the environment is favorable.
- Maintains viability during preparation and storage until consumption
- Keeps viability during the manufacturing process
- Survives the acidity of stomach and bile acids and digestive enzymes
- Germinates in the intestine, which is favorable for Bacillus coagulans spore reactivation and successful colonization