Los Angeles, CA, December 14, 2007 – Jarrow Formulas, a pioneer in probiotics since 1987, has announced that Fem-Dophilus®, the only oral probiotic clinically documented to restore and maintain a healthy vaginal flora and protect the urinary tract, has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Breakthroughs in 2007 by Prevention Magazine in its new January 2008 issue, and was the only dietary supplement within the Top 10 list.
Fem-Dophilus was also recognized in a June 2007 Prevention Magazine article entitled, “Europe's Best-Kept Health Secret,” in which it was judged to be the best women’s probiotic product.
Fem-Dophilus features the world's most documented probiotic strains for women's health, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1™ and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14®, discovered and developed by Drs. Gregor Reid and Andrew Bruce of Urex Biotech, Inc., and is produced and marketed globally by Chr. Hansen, a world leader in probiotics.
Every year, more than 45 million American women suffer from some form of an unhealthy urogenital condition. More than 20 years of research has confirmed that GR-1™ and RC-14®, taken as an oral supplement, acts naturally to protect the vaginal and urinary tracts to enhance the urogenital health in women of all ages.
Upon hearing about the Prevention honor, Dr. Gregor Reid commented, “The gratifying thing is that our research has helped women. It shows that if you base a product on solid science, then make sure you get the best manufacturer, you really can make a difference. But, in the end, you need an ethical and enthusiastic company like Jarrow to make it available to women across the US. We’re very grateful for their hard work and this recognition”.
Patented Fem-Dophilus is manufactured at a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) pharmaceutical facility under strict quality control to ensure potency and consistency. The probiotic strains in Fem-Dophilus are in a proprietary polysaccharide matrix, which protects the bacteria from gastric acids and bile and thus enhances probiotic bacteria survival into the lower intestine.
Dr. Reid is originally from Scotland where he obtained a BSc Honors and holds a Ph.D in Microbiology from Massey University in New Zealand and MBA from Monash University in Australia. After spells at the University of Calgary and the University of Toronto, he is now Assistant Director at the Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Canada, and President of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics. Dr. Reid has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, mostly on probiotics and urinary tract infections. He has presented more than 350 seminars in 38 countries. He has been the Chair of the United Nations/World Health Organization Expert Consultation and Working Group on Probiotics, and has been a reviewer for 62 journals and 30 international agencies (including NIH). Drs. Reid and Bruce jointly hold 28 patents.
Dr. Bruce is currently Emeritus Professor of Urology at the University of Toronto, and Affiliate Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute. He graduated in medicine in Aberdeen, Scotland and received his surgical and urological training in Aberdeen and London, England. In Canada, Dr. Bruce was Chairman of Urology at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, McGill University in Montreal and at the University of Toronto. He has had a major interest in probiotic basic and clinical research over the past 30 years, with specific attention directed to urogenital infections in women, and has been involved in many research studies, resulting in more than 200 scientific publications. He is currently involved in further clinical studies and application of probiotic technologies to benefit women worldwide.
Jarrow Formulas is a nutritional supplement formulator and marketer founded in 1977 and incorporated in 1988. The company markets its products throughout the United States and internationally in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, Israel and Latin America. The company offers a complete line of nutritional products that includes vitamins, minerals, probiotics, standardized herbal concentrates, amino acids, enzymes and enteral nutrition formulations. Jarrow Formulas, Inc. is active in regulatory affairs, helping to maintain American’s rights to free access to dietary supplements. Its products are manufactured by Jarrow Industries Incorporated, a pharmaceutical quality facility located in Santa Fe Springs, CA. For more information, contact Mark Becker, Director, Advertising/Communications toll free at (800) 726-0886 or access the Jarrow Formulas Web site at www.Jarrow.com.