SOURCE: Kirkman Group, Inc.

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December 22, 2016 17:34 ET

Kirkman® Offers New Probiotic to Support the Microbiome

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - December 22, 2016) - Kirkman® has released the first product in its new line of microbiome supporting products.

The product, Microbiome Probiotic 8-Strain Blend, consists of 60 billion colony-forming units (CFUs) of several species of beneficial bacteria. This broad-spectrum formulation will provide a good overall foundation for a healthy microbiome.

According to recent studies, several of 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.

The bacterial strains in Kirkman's new Microbiome Probiotic 8-Strain Blend offer 60 billion CFUs of probiotic strains including:

  • 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®

Founded in 1949, Kirkman® is 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.

Kirkman® is also a pioneer in the area of purity testing. Its Ultra Tested® protocol calls for testing every raw ingredient in every nutritional supplement it produces for more than 950 environmental contaminants. No other nutritional supplement company comes close to this level of commitment to producing pure, contaminant free supplements.

To learn more about Kirkman®, visit the company's website at www.kirkmangroup.com.

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