Origin of HLC probiotic strains
Q. Do the strains in HLC probiotics come from breast milk or soil organism, either of which may be contaminated?
A. The strains in HLC products are not Soil Organisms (HSOs) or from breast milk. HLC (Human Lactic Commensals) have been isolated from a healthy live human intestine and replicated in the lab under very sterile conditions. Thus, all the organisms in HLC LAB4 Consortium naturally exist in the GI tract and they implant quite well because the body recognizes them as “self”. The human strains in HLC have been extensively researched for safety and effectiveness over the last 10- 15 years and shown to adhere quite well and better than probiotics which are cultured from dairy, animal, soil or vegetable matter.
The LAB4 Consortium: Over the past 10-15 years, this has led to the current use of two strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus together with Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium lactis, which Pharmax now terms the LAB4 consortium. These are the clinically proven strains used in recent and on-going trials and constitute the core organisms for the entire HLC range.
- Lactobacillus acidophilus (CUL 60)
- Lactobacillus acidophilus (CUL 21)
- Bifidobacterium lactis (CUL 34)You can read more about HLC Probiotics here.