The 221-infant study found that the three probiotic strains present in Lallemand’s ProbioKid formula—Lactobacillus helveticus Rosell-52, Bifidobacterium infantis Rosell-33, and Bifidobacterium bifidum Rosell-71—were safe and well-tolerated.
The newly added probiotic strains include Faecalibacterium prausnitzii and Eubacterium hallii, two strains that the company says are “widely regarded as primary candidates for next-generation probiotics.”
Attorney Scott Bass, who helped draft the DSHEA law of 1994, says that Congress did not intend “dietary substances” only to be limited to ingredients that are nutritional—and that this should mean that synthetic botanicals and probiotics count as dietary ingredients and be eligible for use in dietary supplements.
According to the study authors, preliminary animal data indicate that microorganisms are transferred to the placenta and fetus intestinal tract during pregnancy, and suggest that the fetal intestine is not sterile but rather populated with microorganisms.
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