Probiotic – the word “probiotic” comes from Greek “pro bios” and means “for life”. According to the definition presented by Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and World Health Organisation (WHO), probiotics are “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”.
Bacteria of genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are examples of microorganisms with probiotic properties. Of course, there are many others. However, only selected and precisely specified strains of a particular species show health-promoting properties confirmed by clinical studies.
Probiotics applied in a diet may contribute to maintaining microbiological balance of the digestive tract, both in terms of quality and volume. The key roles of probiotic bacteria include:
The thesis that all lactic acid fermentation bacteria used in production are probiotics is not true, as not all strains evoke the same health-promoting result in a human body. Probiotic properties of bacteria are features of a particular strain (biotype) of a given species. Advantageous properties of the bacteria are strain-dependent, i.e. they are characteristic for one, selected strain of the bacteria.
The structure of Bifidobacteria includes two unique strains of lactic acid bacteria: Lactobacillus plantarum AMT14 and Bifidobacterium animalis AMT30 (minimum up to 50,000,000 colony-forming units). BiotiC PRO also contains inulin and vitamin C. It is an outstanding and practical product.
Strains included in the supplement may contribute to improving the quality and volume of the intestine microbiome and support its functioning. Such impact of the synbiotics may strengthen the natural immunity, improve the physical condition and endurance of the body and positively affect the metabolism.
Bacteria of the genus Bifidobacterium positively affect the work of the digestive tract and defence mechanisms of intestines:
Bifidobacterium animalis AMT30 is the unique strain with outstanding probiotic and antagonistic properties acting against potential pathogenic bacteria in the digestive tract. Its impact has been confirmed by the results of in vitro research.
Bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus may help to decrease the number of pathogens (fungi, bacteria) and improve the immune system:
Lactobacillus plantarum AMT14 is the unique strain with outstanding probiotic and antagonistic properties acting against potential pathogenic bacteria in the digestive tract. Its impact has been confirmed by the results of in vitro research.
Inulin – natural polysaccharide in the group of fructans, composed of glucose and fructose. Because of its structure and particle junctions, inulin is not digested in the human digestive tract but it is an ideal environment for the growth of microbiome. Inulin:
Vitamin C – plays important role in maintaining good physical condition. It participates in:
Mannitol – organic chemical compound, polyol. It exists in the form of two enantiomers, usually labelled as D and L. It is a great source of easily absorbed carbon, that is why it is added to culture mediums. It is sweet so diabetics can use it to sweeten food. In pharmacy, mannitol is used for its health-promoting properties but also as a sweetener, filler and carrier (pills, granules, candies, wax matrix tablets). It binds several metals, so it is added as a stabiliser to mineral-vitamin supplements. Mannitol:
Ingredients: corn starch, inulin, mannitol, vitamin C, milk acid bacteria Lactobacillus plantarum AMT 14 minimum 20,000,000 colony-forming units/g (0.2×108 CFU/g), Bifidobacterium animalis AMT30 minimum 20,000,000 colony-forming units/g (0.2×108 CFU/g).
Lactobacillus plantarum AMT14 and Bifidobacterium animalis AMT30 are bacteria that are capable of survival, metabolic activeness and growth in a proper place of the body. They are resistant to bile salt and acidic environment of gastric juice. That’s what makes them unique.