EAST WINDSOR, N.J., and QUEBEC, CanadaSabinsa’s LactoSpore® probiotic brand of Bacillus coagulans (MTCC 5856) has been combined with Fruit d'Or Nutraceuticals’ Cran Naturelle® cranberry seed powder to create LactoCran™, a synbiotic ingredient for use in foods, beverages and dietary supplements. It will be marketed and sold by Fruit d'Or.
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 16 essential amino acids and eight branch chain amino acids. LactoCran™, blended in the United States, will be available worldwide beginning in early 2015.
“Cranberry seed powder in this combination showed remarkable potential as a prebiotic food for growth of LactoSpore compared to commonly used prebiotics such as fructooligosaccharides (FOS)," said Shaheen Majeed, marketing director of Sabinsa.
“We’re excited to learn about this level of LactoSpore’s growth activity using our cranberry seed powder," said Stephen Lukawski, Director of Business Development and Sales of Fruit d'Or. “We know that our cranberry seed powder contains over 50 percent fiber and as much as 25 percent natural protein, therefore this new combination could be the complete synbiotic solution for gut health and beyond."
Learn about the benefits of synbiotic ingredients in the article “The Best of Both Worlds" in INSIDER’s Digestive Health Content Library.