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Multiple probiotic strains are better than a single strain
One strain, six strains, 16 strains—as consumer probiotic products increase in availability, so does the number of single versus multi-strain products. On the surface it may seem like multiple strains of healthy probiotic bacteria would be better than one, right? Not necessarily.
The truth about probiotic single-strains versus blends
What’s truly important is not the number of strains but rather the quality and safety of a strain in a product. It’s also vital to know how strains interact when blended—some can cancel one another out, for example. Therefore, it is important to use the same level of diligence reviewing blends as it is reviewing a single strain.
When considering manufacturing with a strain blend, there are additional considerations:
- Has the specific blend been studied?
- Are there any possible interactions among a products’ different strains?
- Does the product containing the blend use the exact same number of CFU per strain that is documented in the studies?
- Is the blend guaranteed to provide the documented number of cells at the end of shelf life?
- Does each strain in the blend have GRAS affirmations and related safety data?
- And finally, does the manufacturer have a validated method to test each strain for inclusion, viability and shelf life gurantees?
Clearly, using single strain probiotics can reduce the probiotic review process.
One strain of Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086, marketed as GanedenBC30, is at the forefront of probiotic research and product development. GanedenBC30 is a science-backed probiotic strain that is proven safe and effective.
The GanedenBC30 probiotic strain is supported by over 20 peer-reviewed, published clinical studies and has been shown to survive gastric transit 10 times more effectively than yogurt cultures. Certified kosher, halal, Non-GMO Project verified, gluten-free, allergen-free, the probiotic is allowing manufacturers to provide consumers with products that were never available before: every-day foods and beverages, including organic and vegan, containing a safe and effective probiotic.
GanedenBC30 is a single strain probiotic that offers many proven benefits including digestive, immune and protein utilization support.
When you manufacture with a researched-backed single probiotic strain you know that that strain is effective and safe. It also lessens the review process that a manufacturer must perform when using blends. GanedenBC30 is a well-recognized single probiotic strain that is easy to formulate with and offers manufacturers versatility in product offerings.
Contact Ganeden to find out more.