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Lesaffre Human Care focuses on immune health at Vitafoods 2016 with the introduction of LifeinUTM Bacillus subtilis CU1 and more

Lesaffre Human Care, supplier of quality ingredients from yeast and bacteria fermentation for the global human care markets, will be rolling out its newest proprietary bacterium: LifeinUTM Bacillus subtilis CU1, the most stable probitic for immune support with clinically proven efficacy, at Vitafoods Europe in Geneva (May 10th– 12th).

Committed to providing the best natural and effective solution to boost the immune system, Lesaffre Human Care developed LifeinUTM Bacillus subtilis CU1 to support the whole family1 in maintaining a powerful immune system at all times. LifeinUTM BSCU1 has been clinically proven to strengthen the body natural defenses, especially in people with a weakened immune system1. LifeinUTM BSCU1 is made of an exclusive and patented strain of Bacillus subtilis registered as CNCM I-2745.

Beneficial effects of LifeinUTM BSCU1 consumption were demonstrated in a four-month clinical trial conducted in healthy seniors in collaboration with an independent expert in Gastroenterology. Findings of this clinical study were recently published in the peer-reviewed ‘Immunity & Ageing’ journal2 and showed that consumption of a small daily dosage (20mg/day) of LifeinUTM B. subtilis CU1:

  • significantly boosts natural defenses by increasing SIgA3 stool and saliva concentrations by, respectively, 87 % and 45 %
  • reduces the frequency of upper respiratory infections by 45 %

With its ability to increase human sIgA levels by creating two natural shields, LifeinUTM BSCU1 can help the whole family1 maintain a powerful immune system at all times; helping consumers better face infections, stay healthy and perform well every day. It can also provide long-term support to healthy people at risk of immunodeficiency1 such as the elderly, people suffering from chronic stress, undergoing intense training, children, etc.

Being highly stable, LifeinUTM BSCU1 can survive extreme conditions such as exposure to the human gastrointestinal tract and harsh manufacturing processes; which allows it to deliver its health benefits through a diverse range of dietary supplement as well as food & beverage applications (e.g.: hot tea, cereal bar, etc.). In addition, LifeinUTM BSCU1 is compatible with all kinds of dietary restrictions (gluten free, lactose free, kosher, halal, etc.) and therefore suited for virtually any healthy individual that wants to boost their natural defenses.

LifeinUTM LRGG, a reliable source of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, will also be introduced at the show. This probiotic bacterium has proven to be beneficial to digestive and immune health through research results reported in over 800 published papers, which undoubtedly makes L. rhamnosus GG the most studied probiotic bacterium. Lesaffre Human Care offers both food grade and baby food grade versions of LifeinUTM LRGG, ingredient that can, not only protect the gut from antibiotic associated diarrhea and prevent gastrointestinal infections such as travelers’ diarrhea, but also boost the body’s natural defenses to reduce occurrences of the common cold.

With all these new products introductions, Vitafoods 2016 was already a busy edition for Lesaffre Human Care, but this is not all! The company has also been selected as one of the 3 finalists for the NutraIngredients “Readers’ ingredient of the year” Award for its exclusive living yeast ingredient: ibSium®, a real breakthrough in gastro-intestinal pain management. Winners will be announced at the exclusive awards night hosted on May 11th during Vitafoods Europe.

Meet with Lesaffre Human Care at stand n°L12 to find out more about the company’s immune health offering as well as their other ingredients. For more information, you can also visit:

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1 As for all probiotics, the use of LifeinUTM Bacillus subtilis CU1 in patients in fragile health conditions (such as high-risk immune-compromised patients, critically sick infants, pre-term infants…) as well as in children under 3 years old is contraindicated.
2 Lefevre M, Racedo S, Ripert G, Housez B, Cazaubiel M, Maudet C, Jüsten P, Marteau P, Urdaci M. Probiotic strain Bacillus subtilis CU1 stimulates immune system of elderly during common infectious disease period: a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study. Immunity & Ageing (2015) 12:24; DOI 10.1186/s12979-015-0051-y.
3 Secretory immunoglobulins A (sIgA) represent the 1st line of immune body defenses against pathogens.
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