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Why Do Some Manufacturers Use Coded Strains in Their Probiotics While Others Do Not?

Probiotics are a booming category these days. But not all probiotics are created equal. There are many elements that make one product differ from the next, but one important element is the strains used.

Have you ever noticed that some companies list their probiotics like this: Bifidobacterium bifidum A058 while others list it like this: Bifidobacterium bifidum? What’s the difference?

Coded Strains 101

A probiotic is a type of bacteria that has been identified as a genus (e.g lactobacilli or bifidobacteria), species (e.g. acidophilus) and strain (e.g. A058). Strain codes are banked as part of an international classification of microbes.

This “bank” was established as a way to identify bacterial strains. Using strains that are part of this bank shows that the company has put careful thought into the strains that go into their probiotics, because different strains deliver different effects.

Although it costs more money to do this, it creates a better probiotic. And the consumer can rest assured that the strain being used is SAFE and IDENTIFIABLE!

At Genuine Health, our purpose is to inspire people to love how they feel. Providing a product that is researched is the cornerstone of this purpose because we know that if you aren’t guaranteed to feel the difference you aren’t guaranteed to love how you feel.

That’s why we use coded strains in advanced gut health probiotic. Because we believe in using science to create the most efficacious products for our consumers. The strains that we use are 100% human strains and are carefully chosen to mimic healthy human gut flora, and provide whole body benefits.  What this means is that we provide the optimal ratio of Bifidobacterium to Lactobacillus in only coded strains.

bifido

  • Bifidobacterium bifidum A058
  • Bifidobacterium breve A055
  • Bifidobacterium infantis A041
  • Bifidobacterium lactis A026
  • Bifidobacterium longum A027

 

lacto

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus A118
  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus A165
  • Lactobacillus casei A179
  • Lactobacillus gasseri A237
  • Lactobacillus helveticus A142
  • Lactobacillus paracasei A234
  • Lactobacillus plantarum A139
  • Lactobacillus reuteri A113
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus A119
  • Lactococcus lactis A328

 

When you’re shopping for a probiotic, be sure to buy one that has the strain codes listed.