Carefully Selected Probiotic Strains: Quality, Safety, Non-Dairy and Non-GMO in Origin
To be the best, you have to work with the best – and that’s why NatureCity® partnered with world renowned probiotic manufacturer Danisco®.
Danisco® was one of the pioneers in probiotics and has over 20 years of experience manufacturing probiotics at facilities all over the world. They are now part of Dupont Nutrition.
They have unrivaled research capability and, as important, Danisco® has a documented record of quality and safety that is top notch.
For NatureCity® and its clients, Danisco® developed a custom probiotic blend that has become one of our most popular products.
Each of the six probiotic strains in TrueLife PB™ was carefully chosen by analyzing Danisco®’s research data on its probiotic strains.
We used three criteria to evaluate probiotic strains:
- Ability to survive the trip from your mouth to your intestines
- Ability to bind and colonize once in your intestines, and
- Shown to provide significant health benefits.
Only probiotic strains that passed all of these criteria were included in TrueLife PB™. The result is a six strain, 30 billion live culture formula that is a great “every day” probiotic supplement.
Danisco® specifically cultivates its probiotic cells under harsh conditions so they develop the ability to adapt and survive in the various environments the probiotic bacteria will encounter while traveling through the digestive tract. This includes being able to resist stomach acid and survive in both acid and alkaline ph environments.
The probiotic strains in TrueLife PB™ also resist digestive enzymes, which break down nutrients. Some of these enzymes include pepsin, amylase, lipase and protease.
And lastly, even if probiotic cells survive stomach acid and digestive enzymes, they can still be destroyed by bile salts in the small intestine. The probiotic strains in TrueLife PB™ can tolerate bile salts also.
As such, because the probiotic cells have the natural ability to withstand stomach acid and other challenges, there is no need to apply an enteric coating to the cells.
This is good because enteric coating can shorten the life span of probiotic cells.
Sometimes folks assume probiotics are cultured strictly from dairy based products, but that’s not the case. In fact, none of the probiotic bacteria in TrueLife PB™ is from dairy or animal sources.
All 30 billion originate from non-GMO vegetable or plant products (and they’re gluten-free too).
What’s more, Danisco® uses a patented stabilization technology to freeze-dry the live probiotic cells.
This keeps them alive, but in a state of “suspended animation,” until you’re ready to put them to work by ingesting a TrueLife PB™ capsule.
This technology allows you to store TrueLife PB™ on a shelf instead of a refrigerator.
The probiotic cells can survive at room temperature through the stated expiration period (if you want to be extra careful and store TrueLife PB™ in your refrigerator, you still can).
When considering a probiotic product to use, you also should inquire about the ability of the probiotic strains to adhere – or bind – to the lining of your intestines.
Probiotic microorganisms that can’t bind to and colonize in your intestines are unlikely to provide any meaningful benefits..
As mentioned earlier, one of the selection criteria we used when evaluating different probiotic strains for TrueLife PB™ was the “ability to bind and colonize”.
Danisco® has rates on the adherence levels of all probiotic strains. For TrueLife PB™, we only selected strains that had demonstrated excellent or “four star” binding ability.
So not only can you take TrueLife PB™ with the assurance that the probiotic bacteria will be alive and intact when reaching your intestines, you can be equally confident that they can bind and colonize too.
DRcaps®: Extra Insurance That Your Probiotics “Arrive Alive”
When you take a product with a normal capsule, the capsule starts to dissolve immediately, and after about 15 minutes it is completely disintegrated – emptying the powder into the stomach.
For TrueLife PB™, we use a special vegetarian capsule called DRcaps®. The “DR” stands for “delayed release.”
DRcaps® don’t begin releasing the powder until about 52 minutes after you take TrueLife PB™ – at which time the capsule is leaving the stomach and about to enter the intestines.
And over the next hour or two, the probiotics cells inside the TrueLife PB™ capsules are fully released into the intestines, where they can immediately go to work boosting your health.
The use of DRcaps® effectively addresses concerns you may have about the probiotics surviving the trip through the stomach.
Better yet, DRcaps® accomplish this very elegantly and safely – and without the use of coatings or undesirable solvents or chemicals.
ACTAZIN™: This Kiwi Extract is a “Selective” Prebiotic
Prebiotics are food for probiotics, helping the good bacteria flourish in your intestines.
And TrueLife PB™ is made with a novel and potent prebiotic from New Zealand green kiwifruit.
If you enjoy green kiwifruit, you’ll be happy to know you’re eating one of the most nutritionally dense fruits on the planet.
Even better, kiwifruit offers a four-way action that promotes better gut health.
Kiwifruit has been shown to help:
- Support bowel transit time
- Help soften stool without gas or bloating
- Offer antioxidant protection, and
- Promote beneficial bacteria in the gut – acting as a prebiotic.
It’s this last reason – the prebiotic activity – why you’ll find the premier New Zealand kiwifruit extract, called ACTAZIN™, in each TrueLife PB™ capsule.
ACTAZIN™ has the unique ability to selectively feed bacteria known to enhance a healthy gut. This means it only fortifies the beneficial bacteria and not the harmful stuff.
This is an advantage over most other prebiotics which may feed all bacteria – good and bad – indiscriminately.