Today, there is an increasing focus on health and well-being. The natural, organic and non-gmo markets are some of the fastest growing segments around. Part of that focus is on the inclusion of probiotics, which are specific strains of friendly bacteria that enhance several physiological functions, particularly the body’s natural defense system and intestinal well-being.
There are two prevalent types of probiotics being used today: lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.
Lactobacilli have been used in food fermentation as starter cultures in yogurt, buttermilk, salami and pickled vegetables. They are also part of the natural microflora in the gut, and studies have shown that ingestion of specific probiotic lactobacilli can help strengthen the immune system and reduce intestinal disorders.
Bifidobacteria are the reason most researchers feel that breast fed babies have a higher immune function that formula fed babies. Adults also have a high level of bifidobacteria as common microflora in their intestines. Maintaining that high level has been shown to be beneficial to health.
At SPI Group, we want to deliver on our customers’ needs, keeping their products on the cutting edge of todays’ market. With our recent elevated partnership with DuPont, we are now recognized as a Preferred Distributor, giving SPI Group the ability to provide expert products and service covering the DuPont Health & Nutrition line. With that comes the ability to offer both the Howaru and YoMix lines of probiotics. Their applications range from, dry blended beverages, to bars, to stick packs and even snack applications. Support on formulation, enumeration studies and technical assistance is available by SPI Group and DuPont Nutrition & Health – contact us today!