Cleveland, OH— Ganeden, an international leader in probiotic technology has announced that it recently published two studies in peer-reviewed journals, totaling 26 studies published to date. Ganeden’s patented, shelf-stable probiotic strain, GanedenBC30, has shown in these studies to deliver additional benefits when plant proteins, HMB (beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate) and other functional ingredients are combined with it.

Although GanedenBC30 was created with the specific intent of providing support to the digestive and immune systems, the Ganeden science team believes that the effects could extend into other areas, such as increasing protein utilization in the body, as well as synergistic benefits when used alongside HMB.

This synergy of the strain’s positive effect when combined with HMB was the focus of the 25thstudy, which was published in theJournal of Applied Physiology from the American Physiological Society. Inflammatory response and muscle integrity were observed during a 40 day period of intense military training. When completed, the results of the study indicated that muscle integrity was better maintained with HMB combined with GanedenBC30, while still providing the benefits that HMB alone is capable of.

"Probiotic awareness is at an all-time high, but many still associate them primarily with digestive support, and don't realize that the benefits are strain specific — meaning not every strain has the same effects. We knew the specific health benefits of GanedenBC30 went far beyond digestion, and have worked with a variety of third-party research experts to explore these additional effects," said David Keller, vice president of scientific operations at Ganeden. "Consumers want multi-functional foods and beverages with ingredients that provide a variety of health benefits, and using a probiotic strain like GanedenBC30 that supports the function of other ingredients is a win for both manufacturers and consumers."

The 26thstudy was published in Beneficial Microbes from Wageningen Academic Publishers and consisted of protein utilization benefits from GanedenBC30. In this study, a validated in vitro model of the small intestine and stomach were used to show an increase in plant protein digestion by GanedenBC30. Samples from pea, rice and soy were used as the plant sources.

More research will be conducted by Ganeden in regards to probiotic technologies in the future.

 Posted on WholeFoods Magazine Online, 6/2/2017