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Understanding Symbiotics

Posted on04 Oct 2020
Are Lactomin, Lactokids and Lactocran symbiotics?

Yes! All three probiotic products contain both probiotics + prebiotics.

Symbiotics VS Probiotics

1. Probiotic – Live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.

2. Prebiotic - A substrate that is selectively utilised by host microorganisms conferring a health benefit.

Symbiotics work in a synergistic manner between probiotics and prebiotics, whereby probiotics are good bacteria benefiting the host and prebiotics aid as food to probiotics, to further re-populate and multiply the good bacteria in the gut. 

Classifying a Probiotic - A probiotic is classified into two components
  • Genus (e.g. Lactobacillus)
  • Species (e.g. acidophillus)
  • For a Probiotic to successfully balance gut bacteria, it must arrive, survive the stomach acid and then thrive in the target area of the gut. There are many probiotics available that have not been validated to show that their probiotic can survive the passage through the stomach. 
Lactomin / Lactokids have developed a special patented double microencapsulation technology, using water properties only and guarantees the survivability of probiotic strains right to the intestines. Microparticulate delivery systems are an interesting and promising option when developing an oral controlled release system. Microencapsulation can be used to prepare enteric-coated dosage forms, so that the medicament will be selectively absorbed in the intestine rather than the stomach.

This shows why a symbiotic like lactomin / lactokids is able to produce highly positive results especially in helping to relieve a condition like diarrhoea, AAD or constipation.