As one of the first manufacturers to offer probiotic ingredients to the natural products industry, Nebraska Cultures helped set the stage for today’s peaking interest and growing consumer acceptance of probiotic supplementation for improved health. Much more than simply a probiotic raw material manufacturer and supplier, Nebraska Cultures was an early leader in probiotic research and technology, and is the only manufacturer of the DDS-1 strain of Lactobacillus acidophilus using Dr. Khem Shahani’s proprietary methods.
Additionally, Nebraska Cultures supplies a full range of custom-manufactured probiotic microorganisms, either individually or in combination, and with or without prebiotics, enzymes, or phytonutrients. All our products are manufactured according to Dr. Shahani’s stringent production and stabilization guidelines, under the Dr. Shahani’s® trade name.
We extend consulting services regarding new product development and application and are in the unique position to supply formulations in raw material form, including bulk powder, bulk capsules or our exclusive chewable tablet. We can also supply privately labeled and packaged products, depending on our customers' particular requirements.
In addition to our raw material services, we have developed the new Dr. Shahani's® Signature Line of Probiotics, packaged for the consumer.
Founded by Dr. Khem Shahani in 1981, Nebraska Cultures has developed a reputation for providing exceptional products and services to its clients.
As one of the most influential probiotics scientists to date, Dr. Khem Shahani began his landmark research on Lactobacillus acidophilus at the University of Nebraska in the late 1950s. There he discovered a particular strain of L. acidophilus that showed superior growth, stability (clinical studies) 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.