Nutralliance announces GRAS status for probiotics manufactured by Ildong Biosciences

Nutralliance announced that the line of 11 lactic acid-producing probiotic species manufactured by Ildong Biosciences is now self-affirmed GRAS.

Nutralliance (Yorba Linda, CA) announced that the line of 11 lactic acid-producing probiotic species manufactured by Ildong Biosciences is now self-affirmed GRAS. This line features a patented quadruple-coating technology that protects the strains’ structure and integrity from moisture, humidity, air, gastric acid, bile salts and heat, allowing them to arrive alive and intact in the lower GI tract. The four-layer coating system consists of guar gum, hyaluronic acid, maltodextrin, and a soy protein isolate, all non-GMO.

“The probiotics area has gotten traction and is growing as new scientific data flourishes and innovation in terms of benefits and applications are discovered,” said Ana Maria Cuentas, director of probiotics, Nutralliance, in a press release. “The strains have gone through stringent screening processes to ensure their safety and efficacy, and we strive to provide, not a replacement product, but one that is able to work synergistically with existing or new formulations.”

The probiotic strains covered by the GRAS conclusion include: Bacillus coagulans, Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei/paracasei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus johnsonii, Lactobacillus reuteri, Lactococcus lactis, and Streptococcus thermophilus.