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January 10, 2017 10:00 ET

Kirkman® Introduces a Powerful New Probiotic

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - January 10, 2017) - Kirkman®, a Portland, Oregon nutritional supplement company, has added a powerful new product to its line of probiotics. Kirkman's Lacto/Bifido 8-Strain Probiotic (0465-060) offers broad-spectrum gastrointestinal support with 60 billion colony-forming units of beneficial bacteria.

The most important bacteria for gastrointestinal health are members of one of two genera: Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Of the two, Lactobacillus is the more commonly available commercially. It occurs naturally in yogurt and various fermented foods such as sauerkraut. There are more than 50 known species of Lactobacillus. Lactobacilli predominantly reside in the small intestine.

Bifidobacterium, though also important to adult gastrointestinal health, is particularly important in children. Like Lactobacillus, it also naturally occurs in certain dairy products -- several species having been found in various raw milk cheeses. So far, there are more than 30 species that have been discovered. Bifidobacteria predominantly reside in the large intestine.

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus - 10 billion CFUs
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus - 10 billion CFUs
  • Lactobacillus plantarum - 10 billion CFUs
  • Bifidobacterium longum 5 billion CFUs
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum/lactis* - 10 billion CFUs
  • Bifidobacterium lactis* - 10 billion CFUs
  • Bifidobacterium breve - 5 billion CFUs

* This product contains two different bifidobacterium lactis strains.

About Kirkman®

Kirkman® is the leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements for individuals with special sensitivities and dietary requirements. Founded in 1949, Kirkman® is also the oldest nutritional supplement company serving the special needs community. This experience has allowed Kirkman® to pioneer effective products in many areas of nutritional supplementation for individuals with special health needs.

To learn more about Kirkman®, visit the company's website at

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Kulani Mahikoa
    V.P. Marketing
    Kirkman Group, Inc.
    Telephone: 503-694-1600