Sabinsa is pleased to announce an unique combination of its shelf-stable LactoSpore® probiotic brand of Bacillus coagulans (MTCC 5856) combined with Cran Naturelle® cranberry seed powder from Fruit d'Or Nutraceuticals of Quebec, Canada. This patent-pending combination is distinguished as a synbiotic blend, for use in foods, beverages and dietary supplements. It will be marketed and sold as LactoCran™ by Fruit d'Or.
Cranberry seed powder acts as a complete food source when combined with LactoSpore, Sabinsa’s room-temperature stable probiotic strain of Bacillus coagulans (MTCC 5856).
“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 at 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.”
“Sabinsa understands the importance of working directly with growers in order to source the highest quality ingredients for its customers, so we have that in common,” Lukawski added. “Fruit d'Or is the only vertically integrated cranberry company in the Nutraceutical market, controlling quality from the planting of the seed to the retail shelf.”
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 a rich composition of 16 essential amino acids and eight branch-chain amino acids.
LactoCran, blended in the United States, will be available worldwide beginning in early 2015.