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What is Microencapsulation Technology?Updated 5 months ago

Microencapsulation Technology is an extremely effective, research-backed form of encapsulation which helps protect the delicate, living probiotics and delivers up to FIVE TIMES more healthy bacteria to the gut compared to traditional, uncoated probiotics.

 Microencapsulation is the process by which probiotics are separated from the environment—whether that’s the heat, air, and humidity of storage conditions or the harsh environment of the stomach—by a protective coating. In other words, this protective coating enhances probiotic viability on the shelf and in the digestive tract. The protective coating is composed of a “gastroresistant” lipid matrix, which allows for targeted delivery of the beneficial bacteria to the gut where they can colonize and exert their positive actions on human health.

According to the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP), probiotics must be alive when administered, and because the bacteria are tiny, delicate organisms, this presents one of the greatest challenges when it comes to probiotic supplements.

 Research has shown that after one year on the shelf in a sealed bottle at room temperature, on average, only 32% of conventionally produced probiotics survive. What’s more, due to the harsh environment of the stomach, another 80% of the remaining live probiotic cells will be killed off before reaching the intestine. In other words, a traditional probiotic supplement that starts with 20 billion CFU may be down to 6.4 billion CFU when you purchase it. Once you take it, you may be fortunate to get 1.3 billion CFU thanks to harsh environment of the stomach killing off the unprotected bacteria. 

With the use of Microencapsulation Technology these beneficial bacteria can be protected. 

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