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Pioneering Research

Nebraska Cultures was founded on four decades of pioneering research performed by Dr. Shahani, resulting in over 200 technical papers published in peer-reviewed journals, 80 focusing on probiotics alone.

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Lactose Intolerance

Lactose Intolerance, or the reduced ability to digest lactose after infancy, affects nearly 65 percent of the human population to some degree. Here is what Nebraska Cultures is doing to address the situation.

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Thermal Resistance

ProDURA®, the GRAS-affirmed Bacillus coagulans available exclusively from Nebraska Cultures, has demonstrated superior thermal resistance when compared to other commercially available strains.

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DR. KHEM SHAHANI

Founder of Nebraska Cultures and pioneer of probiotics research.

As one of the most influential probiotics scientists to date, Dr. Khem Shahani began his landmark research on L. acidophilus at the University of Nebraska in the late 1950s. There he discovered a particular strain of L. acidophilus that showed superior growth, stability and nutritional viability. Dr. Shahani would later name the strain DDS-1 for the Department of Dairy Science Number One strain and spend the rest of his career unlocking its potentials for improving overall health.

During his lengthy career, the late Dr. Shahani had over 200 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and was a consultant for international agencies such as the World Health Organization.

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What are probiotics?

Pro means For. Biotic means Life. Probiotics, sometimes called “friendly bacteria,” are beneficial microorganisms that naturally inhabit the human digestive system. You already have trillions of bacteria living in your gut. Some are harmful (pathogenic), but many are beneficial. Keeping a balance between the good and the bad bacterial is critical to maintaining good health.

Do I need probiotics?

Did you know that your body’s largest immune system organ is your intestines? Traditionally, people that have consumed large quantities of probiotic-containing foods have had especially long life spans. In fact, the word “probiotic” literally means “for life”. Unfortunately, most of us no longer have a diet or lifestyle that keep large numbers of these important bacteria in our bodies. The right probiotic will go to work directly in your intestines to help digest your food and purge wastes from the body. In order to perform these key functions, it is vital to maintain a balance of friendly probiotic bacteria.

Benefits of probiotics

  • Controls digestive problems
  • Produces enzymes
  • Assists in reducing lactose intolerance
  • Suppresses pathogenic (harmful) bacteria such as E. coli
  • Produces natural antibiotic-like substances
  • Fights yeast and fungal infections
  • Enhances calcium metabolism
  • Stimulates immune function
  • Supports serum cholesterol management
  • Produces vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid
  • Reduces skin problems
  • Helps with liver function
  • Improves your quality of life