Developments with LactoSpore®
Sabinsa Corporation, a supplier of natural ingredients manufactured in India and the USA, has launched a new combination of its shelf-stable LactoSpore® probiotic brand of Bacillus coagulans combined with Cran Naturelle® cranberry seed powder from Fruit d’Or Nutraceuticals of Quebec, Canada. This patent pending combination is distinguished as a synbiotic blend, for use in foods, beverages and dietary supplements. It will be marketed and sold as LactoCran™ by Fruit d’Or.
Cranberry seed powder acts as a complete food source when combined with LactoSpore®, Sabinsa’s room-temperature stable probiotic strain of bacillus coagulans.
LactoCran™ provides support for healthy gut and digestive health while its prebiotic function also provides source of tocopherols and tocotrienols thus benefitting heart and circulatory health. LactoCran’s non-lactose, diary-free, non-GMO combination also works well in sports nutrition supplements as it contains a rich composition of 16 essential amino acids and 8 branch chain amino acids. LactoCran™, blended in the United States, will be available worldwide beginning in early 2015.
LactoSpore® human safety study cleared for Health Canada access
LactoSpore® has also been reviewed and approved by Health Canada. This pre-market safety approval is required prior to natural health products being offered for sale in Canada.
Although LactoSpore® has been on the market for over 20 years, with emerging clinical evidence on LactoSpore® the focus goes beyond maintaining gut health into sports nutrition, IBS and related gut health conditions. Since obtaining GRAS status in the US, LactoSpore’s market reach has grown tremendously in the past five years to include a variety of foods, beverages, chocolate, gummies, candies, yogurts and soups. Beyond the digestive health market, LactoSpore® has also found applications in whey protein supplements, a big seller in the sports nutrition market.
“Our investment in and commitment to LactoSpore® runs deep. Realizing in the late 1990’s the potential of this ingredient, we invested in our own dedicated manufacturing facility to ensure ample and consistent supply of material meeting our quality standards. We made it a strong candidate for inclusion in functional foods by having it GRAS affirmed. We have now cleared the way for customers to sell products with our LactoSpore strain in Canada. These are exciting times for this brand and there’s more to come."
Shaheen Majeed, Sabinsa’s Marketing Director