Advances in stabilization technology mean the healthful benefits of probiotics are now available in convenient, shelf-stable supplement formats – capsules, tablets, sachets and sticks. Bringing probiotics out of the refrigerator case allows for sale into new channels such as FDM (food-drug-mass) as well as new geographies where cold chain distribution and storage is not available. Combining shelf stability with world-class clinical documentation offers a powerful formula for probiotic success.
Howaru® Premium Probiotics Deliver a Health Boost to Supplements
Howaru® is a brand of highly effective, clinically documented probiotics. Offered as single strains or pre-formulated blends, each product in the Howaru® lineup is proven efficacious through multiple gold-standard human clinical studies. The patented stabilization system from DuPont allows for room temperature storage and distribution of Howaru® probiotics.
In addition to best-in-class efficacy and stability, DuPont offers Howaru® licensees an impressive toolbox of value-added resources including a global educational program, marketing tools aimed at consumers and professionals and regulatory and health claims assistance.
Improving Digestive Health with Probiotic Supplements
Probiotics have been shown to support good digestive function and help naturally regulate the digestive system. A recent study on the effects of HOWARU® Bifido — Bifidobacterium lactis HN019™ — found that daily consumption decreased colonic transit time and improved functional gastrointestinal symptoms in otherwise healthy adults. HOWARU® Bifido was shown to improve gut comfort by reducing occasional pain, bloating, and constipation.
Another probiotic effective in supporting gut health is HOWARU® Dophilus — Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®. One of the first probiotic strains to have its genome fully sequenced, it is supported by numerous successful clinical studies on digestive health. HOWARU® Dophilus has been shown to be antagonistic to GI pathogens, helping to maintain a healthy intestinal environment.
Supplements Enhance Immune Health
Up to 70% of the body’s immune cells are associated with the gut. Therefore it is not surprising that probiotics can impact immune health. Recent studies support the immune health benefits of Howaru® Protect, a unique combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM® and Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07. The studies demonstrated reductions in the incidence, duration, and severity of upper respiratory tract illnesses in preschool age children and adults.
Emerging Health Areas
While the benefits of probiotics have been most heavily documented in the areas of digestive and immune health, other areas are continuously being explored. Probiotics have also been shown to have positive effects on oral and vaginal health.