Gregory Leyer, chief scientific officer, UAS Life Sciences, said bacteria colonize everywhere on/in the human body where there is contact to the environment, most predominantly, in the digestive tract.
"Microbial communities are associated with multiple locations on the human body, and are instrumental for our health and well-being," Leyer said. “In the case of a healthy vaginal cavity, specific microflora plays a significant role. The concept of UP4 Women's is that it is a formulation best for both worlds: supporting a healthy urinary tract via Cran Naturelle organic cranberry containing high PAC levels, and a probiotic blend dominated by Lactobacillus species to ensure a healthy vaginal tract. This unique product, which provides 10 billion CFU probiotics per two-capsule dose, also has a Bifidobacterium sp. to support a healthy gut microflora and digestion."
UP4 Women's features Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus gasseri and Bifidobacterium lactis. UP4 Women's is non-dairy, gluten-free, vegan, preservative-free, non-GMO, kosher and halal; also, it is room-temperature stable with potency guaranteed at time of expiration.
“We are excited to be a part of this award, as our cranberry was selected by UAS Life Sciences against other cranberry suppliers because of our low water activity," said Stephen Lukawski, vice president of business development and sales of Fruit d'Or Nutraceuticals, the maker of Cran Naturelle. “Too much water activity can cause degradation of the probiotic strains and affect long-term stability."