Potent probiotic launched in Japan
Kyoritsu Seiyaku has launched MitoMax SUPER, a potent probiotic supplement containing Pediococcus acidilactici, a plant-derived Lactobacillus, for dogs and cats in Japan. The company, based in Tokyo, says that the probiotic will be the first one to be applied to companion animals in Japanese market. It claims that the product is completely different from existing Lactobacillus. P acidilactici can be preserved at room temperature for more than two years, and it is resistant to oxystress. Researchers confirmed that the probiotic was alive even after a one-week incubation period at 65 degrees Celsius. Ordinary Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium cannot survive under such conditions. MitoMax SUPER can be delivered live to the intestine, as P acidilactici can survive under significant low pH conditions found in gastric acid. The product is manufactured by US-based Imagilin Technology, and is imported by Healthvision.