“Extremely Resilient” Probiotic Strain to Debut from Nebraska Cultures at SupplySide West

October 11, 2012

As a spore-forming bacterium, ProDURA is said to maintain a naturally protective coating.

An “extremely resilient” probiotic strain of Bacillus coagulans, called ProDURA, will debut from ingredients supplier Nebraska Cultures (Walnut Creek, CA) at the upcoming SupplySide West tradeshow in November.

As a spore-forming bacterium, ProDURA is said to maintain a naturally protective coating that stays dormant until it meets the right conditions of heat, pH, and moisture in the large intestine. The coating protects the bacterium and ensures extreme stability during processing, shipping, and storage, as well. In fact, the firm says that ProDURA loses almost no potency at room temperature for up to three years and survives at temperatures up to 100°C. As such, it can be used in processed food, softgels, and gummy applications. In fact, the firm says, ProDURA may even remain stable at temperatures of 200°C.

“We are very excited to introduce this highly durable probiotic to manufacturers who are looking for a strain blend with unsurpassed stability,” says director of operations Michael Shahani.

Nebraska Cultures is exclusively marketing ProDURA. Additional benefits include inhibiting the growth of pathogenic bacteria such as E. coli; and producing the enzyme lactase, which helps reduce lactose intolerance. Additionally, the firm says, human clinical trials indicate that ProDURA lowers total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels, raises HDL cholesterol levels, and reduces incidence of diarrhea and bacterial vaginosis.

Nebraska Cultures also supplies its flagship probiotic strain Dr. Shahani’s L. acidophilus.