Our gut—filled with trillions of bacteria—is probably the least paid-attention-to organ in our body, yet it is one of the most important for good health. Bacteria line our intestines to help digest our food. During digestion, some of these bacteria help synthesize vitamins, send signals to the immune system, produce lactic acid that can help make conditions unsuitable for non-beneficial bacteria and, get involved in other potential health functions that scientists are studying on an ongoing basis.*
Stability at room temperature.
When it comes to probiotic products one of the major challenges is that many bacteria strains are very sensitive to heat and some even have to be refrigerated to preserve the bacterial integrity and quantity. The special Bacillus Coagulans strain used in Deva's™ product does not have to be refrigerated and is very stable at room temperature. In fact, this strain of Bacillus Coagulans tolerates high temperatures so well that it was lab tested in baking conditions (i.e. 210 °F up to 30 minutes) and less than a 5% loss in bacterial count was observed. Although Deva does not recommend exposing the product to high temperatures to ensure best freshness, quality and labeled potency they still wanted to share this information to point out the tough nature of this particular Bacillus Coagulans strain. Please remember not all probiotics are equal.
High survival rate in acidity.
Not all strains of Bacillus coagulans are considered valuable because only some of them are able to survive through the acidity of the stomach at high levels, survive in bile salts and, grow and form colonies in the intestines. The special strain used in Deva's™ product - thanks to its very tough outer shell - is highly resilient to the harsh conditions of the digestive tract and has a high survival rate that enables it to colonize the gut.* Unlike some other probiotic bacteria sold on the market that largely die in the stomach acid, this one does not require the use of enteric coated capsules.*
Not grown on dairy.
Did you know that some so called "dairy free" probiotics are actually grown on dairy based growth medium? Since the dairy is later removed from the finished product by purification they can call it "dairy free" but this is not vegan suitable per Vegan Society. Deva™'s probiotic strain is grown on non-animal, non-dairy growth medium making it truly vegan.
• FOS is one of the most well-known prebiotics. They are found in artichokes, leeks, garlic, onion, wheat and chicory root. But because it is sometimes difficult to get adequate FOS, and many people want more FOS in their gut, supplements are now made available.
• FOS is a carbohydrate prebiotic. It is made out of a short chain of fructose molecules.
Deva Vegan Probiotic with FOS Prebiotics is 100% vegan, vegetarian and is registered with the Vegan Society, the non-profit organization that actually invented the word "vegan".