Capsugel Announces Pre/ Probiotic Combo

May 5, 2009

Capsugel (Peapack, NJ ) has announced the launch of Pre-Pro Combo, which is designed to contain a combination of prebiotic and probiotic ingredients. Utilizing its Moisture Defense System (MDS) design, which includes the use of capsule-in-a-capsule technology, the capsule offers natural products marketers the opportunity to enter the growing probiotic market "with an innovative edge," according to the company.

Capsugel (Peapack, NJ ) has announced the launch of Pre-Pro Combo, which is designed to contain a combination of prebiotic and probiotic ingredients.

Utilizing its Moisture Defense System (MDS) design, which includes the use of capsule-in-a-capsule technology, the capsule offers natural products marketers the opportunity to enter the growing probiotic market "with an innovative edge," according to the company.

“As the awareness of digestive health continues to grow, consumers are looking for nutritional products that can improve their digestive health. Prebiotics and probiotics can work together to improve the ultimate nutritional effectiveness of probiotic ingredients. However, prebiotic regimens are less common because they are new to the market and more difficult to find on store shelves. The Pre-Pro Combo gives manufacturers a distinctive way to efficiently offer consumers additional benefits within one unique product,” said Mark Vieceli, marketing manager for Capsugel.

The inner capsule of the Pre-Pro Combo contains Lactobacillus acidophilus probiotic, which is then suspended in a liquid-based prebiotic formula containing fructo oligosaccharide. Both capsules are composed of plant-based HPMC (hypromellose), and both are sealed with Capsugel’s proprietary LEMS sealing process.

The low moisture content of HPMC capsules, as well as the use of excipients with low water activity, means that very little moisture is present.

“It acts like an internal desiccant--which means twice the protection from moisture from one innovative system,” said Vieceli.

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