Study supports probiotic label claims for bacteria levels: Study

By Stephen Daniells

- Last updated on GMT

Study supports probiotic label claims for bacteria levels: Study

Related tags: Clinical trial, Probiotic, Diarrhea

A study of five commercially available probiotic products has found that the bacterial levels in the products were similar to those stated on the package, results that support the QA/QC strategies of the brands investigated.

Results published in Anaerobe​ indicated that the colony counts for Align (P&G), Lactinex (Becton Dickenson and Co.), Bio-K+ (Bio-K Plus International, Inc.), and Culturelle (Amerfit) matched those stated on the label.

The commercial product Florastor (Biocodex) did not state any levels on the label but was found to contain a significant viable colony count of over nine billion cfus, greatly exceeding the one million Biocodex states on its website.

“This study answers some of the questions raised about colony viability in current commercial probiotic preparations,” ​wrote researchers from R. M. Alden Research Laboratory (Culver City, CA), and UCLA School of Medicine.

“While these results are encouraging, they cannot be extrapolated to other agents and should be confirmed by other investigators. When clinical trials are undertaken, the investigators should not only evaluate the clinical efficacy of each agent studied but also verify the concentrations of the actual commercial preparations used during the clinical trial.”

Source: Anaerobe
Volume 25, Pages 1–4
“Bacterial counts from five over-the-counter probiotics: Are you getting what you paid for?”
Authors: E.J.C. Goldstein, D.M. Citron, M.C. Claros, K.L. Tyrrell

Related news

Related products

show more

Innovative colic solutions

Innovative colic solutions

Recorded the 07-Jul-2022 | Webinar

Colic is one of the most frequent reasons for visits to the pediatrician and can often lead to parental and infant exhaustion. As a functional gastrointestinal...

Register for free

Happier with indication-specific probiotics

Happier with indication-specific probiotics

Winclove Probiotics | 06-Jun-2022 | Product Brochure

From the very founding of Winclove Probiotics, our aim to help people, society, and the world has been an essential part of our business DNA.

Probiotical's choice for an active lifestyle

Probiotical's choice for an active lifestyle

PROBIOTICAL | 26-May-2022 | Technical / White Paper

Gastrointestinal problems, stress and mood changes, poor sleep and a weak immune system can interfere with the daily training routine in people pursuing...

Related suppliers

Follow us

Products

View more

Webinars