Plant Based Probiotic
A&B Ingredients’ plant-based probiotic is based on P.Acidilactici. Harvested from switchgrass, our PA5051 plant-based probiotic supplement has the tools to survive in nature as well as through the digestive system. Since it is extremely robust and stable our plant-based probiotic provides many important and beneficial functions in the host such as aiding in digestion and maintaining the proper balance of good vs. bad bacteria. Our plant-based probiotic also helps to support the immune system.
PA5051 is manufactured in the US and is protected by a number of patents.
Our plant-based probiotic harvested from switchgrass
Probiotic supplements are widely used as a method of reintroducing natural beneficial microorganisms to the body. It is important to keep in mind how we got these organisms in the first place. Over our lifetime, we are naturally exposed to Probiotics in two ways. The first is during birth and through infant feeding (breast milk). The second is via environmental exposure, through the foods we consume. Environmental exposure to probiotics, however, has become less and less significant today due to our changing diets and our heavy consumption of processed foods. Our ancestors, on the other hand, were hunters and gatherers that survived by consuming raw foods from the land. These natural foods contained good amounts of environmental bacteria that ended up in our ancestors’ digestive systems and helped keep it in balance.
Most probiotic supplements are not stable in the harsh, acid environment of the stomach and never make it through the digestive system. They tend to be based on bacteria found in our gut, but not robust enough to survive in the environment. There is, however, a class of bacteria that survive in both. These bacteria are a sub-class of gram-positive, lactic acid bacteria called Pediococcus Acidilactici. P.Acidilactici is abundantly found in the digestive systems of many animals, especially grazing mammals. These bacteria are a true universal probiotic designed by nature to be able to survive in the environment for long periods of time, and then, when exposed to a host, naturally survive the harsh environment of the stomach and eventually make a home in the digestive system.
Among the advantages of our plant-based probiotic supplement are:
- Able to withstand acid, oxygen exposure & temperatures up to 185°F
- No special clean up required (Not a spore)
- Compatible with carriers and other powders
- Able to withstand pH as low as 1.5
- Dry storage (no refrigeration required)
- Strong survival over the finished product shelf life
- Compatible with antibiotics PA5051
- Certified kosher
The Nutritional advantages of our plant-based probiotic supplement include:
- Adapted environmental bacteria which is much more tolerant
- Delivers live bacteria through the digestive system to reach small and large intestines
- Supports digestion and immunity
- Compatible with antibiotics