In the world of probiotics, two key concepts for a successful product are POTENCY and STABILITY. Simply put, the potency or number of colony forming units (CFU’s) that you specify per serving on your finished product label must still be there when the consumer makes his purchase. How a probiotic formula survives the supplement manufacturing process and all of the variables inherent in shipping, handling and storage throughout the supply chain determines its stability. Potency without stability is like a bottle of water with a hole in the bottom… the longer it stays around, the less there is of it. Nebraska Cultures not only provides superior strains like the DDS-1 strain of L. acidophilus, originally discovered and researched by Dr. Khem Shahani, but couples this with the incorporation of proprietary cryoprotectant agents and stabilizers specifically designed to protect the organisms and enhance overall stability, and the use of excipients low in moisture and water activity.
Please note that while the sample designated Competitor “X” is a commercially available L. acidophilus from a major manufacturer, it may or may not be typical of all competitive probiotics. It does, however, show that stability is not the same for all probiotic strains of the same genus and species, and that stability will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
ProDURA® Bacillus coagulans sold exclusively by Nebraska Cultures is unique in its durability – both in its resistance to high heat (click here for more details), as well as its long shelf life. Even over three years at room temperature, ProDURA® shows only a slight loss. Over-formulation of probiotic products is a necessity, but with ProDURA® Bacillus coagulans, over-formulation can be kept to a minimum, making ProDURA® possibly the most cost-effective probiotic on the market today.