A&B Ingredients announces that JJ Lin, Ph.D., Imaglin Technologies Chief Scientist, will discuss the company’s latest clinical study on the effects of probiotics on humans at Prepared Foods R&D Applications Seminar August 17th in Chicago.

Dr. Lin’s presentation is titled, “The Choice of Innovative Plant Based, Non-Spore Forming Probiotics: Pediococcus Acidilactici for Integration into Food.” Dr. Lin will focus on the food ingredient benefits of Imaglin Technologies’ probiotic PA5051R, a non-spore forming, plant-based non-GMO probiotic.

A probiotic supplement, PA5051 is based on P.Acidilactici. It is a hardy probiotic that has the tools to survive in nature as well as through the digestive system. Because PA5051 is extremely robust and stable, it provides many important and beneficial functions in the host such as aiding in digestion, maintenance of the proper balance of good vs. bad bacteria and helping to support the immune system.

“Conventional probiotics, Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, are sensitive to heat, air and acid,” notes Dr. Lin. “It is a challenge for food manufacturers to not only integrate live probiotics into foods or beverages as the premium functional foods, but also have desirable health benefits.”

Dr. Lin notes that several clinical studies were performed in different clinics in Frederick, Md. From the bi-weekly questionnaire responses about appetite, energy level, bowel movement, stool quality, bloating and gas, no statistical differences were observed in volunteers between before and after administering PA5051, even in the volunteers suffering from obesity.

Similar safety studies were performed on 30 volunteers in a double-blind design. After three months of administering PA5051 and a placebo, no statistical differences in safety of health were observed. P. acidilactici NRRL B-50517 withstands high temperatures, is safe for human consumption, can be integrated into food, and may be useful in weight management by reducing body fat and pro-inflammatory markers

PA5051 is resistant to high temperature, air, and acidic environment. Created by physiological adaptations, there was no genetic engineering involvement nor any introduction of foreign DNA.

Dr. Lin notes, “Large-scale production of PA5051 has been achieved while maintaining the characteristics of the probiotics for high-temperature resistant, even up to 90˚C.”

Dr. Lin will discuss how to successfully incorporate the probiotic PA5051 into food such as chocolate, peanut butter, yogurt (from dairy milk, soy milk, and rice milk), syrup, ketchup, fax oil and olive oil—baesd on the detection of live probiotics after storage at room temperature. Different applications of this probiotic as a supplement, in processed food, beverages, skin care, and medical foods also will be discussed at the R&D Applications Seminar.

PA5051 probiotic supplement is available from A&B Ingredients.

Founded in 1990, A&B Ingredients is a leading developer, marketer and distributor of high- quality natural food ingredients. Among the products offered are pea proteins, antioxidants, antimicrobials and natural and artificial flavors. Based on a tradition of research and development, A&B’s focus is to discover unique flavors and ingredients that enable its customers to create value-added products. The company is committed to working, as a partner, to develop prototypes of new beverages and improved food products. A&B maintains full applications labs, pilot plant facilities with consumer testing capabilities, and provides technical sales and marketing, importing, distribution and applications development/technical services.

For more information, contact A&B Ingredients at 973-227-1390 or visit A&B’s website at www.abingredients.com.