New technology brings live beneficial probiotics into delicious vegan chews
Anlit has expanded its portfolio of family-oriented dietary supplements with new, flavourful Long-Life Probiotic (LLP) bites. The company has stabilised a range of probiotic strains via its innovative LLP technology, which preserves live bacteria in ambient conditions suitable for incorporation into fun and flavourful chewable bites.
Anlit selected specific probiotic strains to be adapted into new formulations that target gut health, women’s health, and immune function merged with natural inulin fibre from native chicory for added prebiotic support.
The three strains currently available include: Bifidobacterium lactis, one of the main colonisers of the human intestinal microbiome throughout the life span and having a key role in boosting immunity; Lactobacillus acidophilus, the microbe of choice for protecting women’s gynaecological health and preventing infections; and Lactobacillus rhamnosus-GG, known for helping to promote better gut function and for relieving IBS symptoms.
David Gabbay, marketing manager and vice-president of sales for Anlit, said, “Probiotics are highly sensitive living organisms and can only survive under specific conditions. Our R&D team identified and isolated the potential barriers to probiotic stability, then deployed precise temperature and humidity controls to overcome those barriers.”
The LLP technology overcomes the common challenges of maintaining stability and extending the shelf-life of inherently sensitive probiotic microorganisms. LLP offers an advanced solution for keeping probiotics alive and at their full performance capabilities for up to 24 months at room temperature. The proprietary technology concurrently promotes the strain’s optimum dispersion in an anhydrous, oil-based matrix.
This double-action mechanism enables probiotics to be delivered in a tasty food format, in concentrated supplemental dosages that can be readily enjoyed at home or on the go. The LLP bites meet the rapidly growing demand by consumers for alternatives to the standard capsules, tablets, and softgel applications for dosing up on their daily probiotics.
Anlit’s LLP bites are available in a selection of flavours, including chocolate, vanilla, and fruit. They are available in both dairy and vegan (coconut-based) formats and are produced using natural colours and flavours. They are certified both kosher and halal.
“These flavourful probiotic bites are just the beginning,” added Gabbay. “Anlit will be expanding the usage of LLP to a range of probiotic strains and in formulations consisting of one or multiple strains, and in synergistic combinations with other food supplement ingredients. So far, we have stabilised three strains of functional probiotics, and have three more on the way from a variety of bacteria types, including Lactobacillus plantarumand Lactobacillus paracasei.”