Chr. Hansen Introduces Supplement Combining Probiotics, Fiber

In a move to support dietary supplements producers who wish to help people tackle constipation, the Danish bioscience company launches a concept combining efficacious probiotics and beneficial fibers. "We are experiencing an increased demand in this product area," says Charlotte Beyerholm, Marketing Manager, Human Health & Nutrition, Chr. Hansen. "Constipation is a widespread health concern globally. 12 percent of people worldwide suffer from self-defined constipation according to a 2006 global omnibus study involving 13,900 individuals."

Documented ingredients
"We have documented effect on constipation with some of our premium probiotic strains, e.g. BB-12®", says Beyerholm. "Together with carefully select fibers, we have an excellent combination to tackle constipation", she continues. The ingredients combination represents an attractive "2 in 1" or "double action" product.

The supplement format is a 6 g stick with powder to be sifted over breakfast cereals or poured into a glass of water daily or twice a day.

Chr. Hansen at Vitafoods 2010
Chr. Hansen will be present at this year’s Vitafoods trade show for the nutraceutical industry taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, May 18-20. Meet Chr. Hansen at booth no. 518 and at the Supplier Seminar on May 19.

About Chr. Hansen
Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. All solutions are based on strong research and development competencies and significant technology investments. Revenue in FY2008/09 was EUR 511 million. The company enjoys market leadership in all its divisions: Cultures & Enzymes, Health & Nutrition and Colors & Blends. There are more than 2,200 dedicated employees in over 30 countries. For further information, please visit

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