Carthage, MO—Recently, the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) published a consensus paper that includes this definition of a postbiotic:"a preparation of inanimate microorganisms and/or their components that confers a health benefit on the host."This was a featured topic at the recent Naturally Informed Driving Opportunities in the Microbiome Space virtual conference. In session underwritten by event Premier Sponsor Stratum Nutrition, Colin Hill, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology at University College Cork in Ireland, discussed the official ISAPP definition of the term postbiotics (access the presentationhere).

In sharing the news of the definition, Alexis Collins, Product Manager at Stratum Nutrition, said, "It is a relief to have an esteemed scientific body such as ISAPP provide us with a comprehensive definition of postbiotics. This will not only provide much-needed clarity for our customers, but will also be the kick-off for postbiotic education for the end consumer. Stratum is proud to be the distributor of LBiome, which fits the ISAPP postbiotic definition and has 12 published studies demonstrating the quick digestive benefits of the heat-treated, postbiotic form in children and adults."

Nena Dockery, Scientific and Regulatory Manager at Stratum Nutrition, added, "As the use of the term, postbiotic, has increased, so has the confusion regarding its definition. ISAPP's release of an official definition provides another level of credibility for LBiome as it meets all the criteria as a true postbiotic. LBiome is the perfect addition to Stratum's ingredient portfolio because of its proven safety, the extent of published research supporting it benefits as a digestive aid, its shelf and gastric stability, and its versatility in dosing formats."
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Stratum shared that LBiomecells adhere to the gut lining, forming an enhanced environment for the gut microbiome, while simultaneously strengthening the gut lining by supporting a healthy brush border and tight junctions. The company points to published  clinical studies showing results for calming lower GI upset.