There’s a reason it’s the most famous probiotic strain on the market, and here at Nutra Organics we are huge fans of this patented, award-winning probiotic superstar. We take gut health seriously when we invest in our health, so of course we only invest in the best. Which is why we can’t wait to tell you all about the benefits of Ganeden, and why we’ve chosen to use it wherever we can.
But first, let’s bring it right back to basics. What is a probiotic? The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) states that probiotics are: “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.”
So what makes Ganeden different from other probiotics on the market? We’re so glad you asked. Ganeden is a well researched probiotic with several published articles demonstrating its health benefits which include: digestive support, immune support and protein utilisation. This spore forming probiotic is able to survive high temperatures, oxygen exposure, and the low pH of the stomach, meaning it is still alive when it enters your gut and will be fully effective - so the goodness can keep working its way through the body. It’s any wonder this probiotic superstar is award winning and patented.
The challenge with formulating probiotic foods and beverages is that many strains on the market are more fragile and require refrigeration. If Ganeden could talk it would say, “challenge accepted”. Ganeden is made with a naturally-protective outer layer, so you can bake it, boil it, freeze it or squeeze it and it won’t be affected. It will survive most processing conditions, other probiotics won’t, allowing it to provide the benefits your consumers want.
For example, the most common probiotics on the market are strains of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. However these microorganisms require very specific environments (like refrigeration) to remain viable. Often found in fermented dairy products, these strains typically cannot be used in products that are shelf-stable or heated. They are also not particularly resistant to high heat and tend to be sensitive to the extremities of acid and alkaline conditions, as found in the stomach. Studies have shown that most microorganisms are quickly killed off in the harsh, acidic environment of the stomach and upper digestive tract. And because these bacteria are fragile, they require refrigeration to remain viable.
Whereas Ganeden has a protective cover around it, making it the perfect solution for shelf stable food products that survive through the gastrointestinal tract. If Ganeden was a contestant on ‘Probiotic Survivor’, it would be a clear winner. Which is why we’ve added it into Super Greens + Reds, Clean Proteins (all three flavours), Thriving Proteins (all three flavours), & Choc Whiz.