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Apr 11, 2016

Probio’Stick: the first and only probiotic with approved health claims in the gut-brain axis area in Canada

Lallemand Health Solutions is pleased to announce that its unique probiotic formula Probio’Stick® (association of Lactobacillus helveticus Rosell®-52 and Bifidobacterium longum Rosell®-175 in a stick format) has been recognized by the Canadian Health Authorities for its benefits on stress, anxiety and mood balance, becoming the first and only probiotic with approved health claims in the gut-brain axis area.

The Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD), the regulatory agency for natural health products in Canada, has approved the following new strong claims for Probio’Stick (Claim NPN 80021343):

•Helps to moderate general feelings of anxiety;

•Promotes a healthy mood balance;

•Helps to reduce stress-related gastrointestinal complications such as abdominal pain;

•Helps to reduce gastrointestinal complications like abdominal pain and nausea in healthy people experiencing mild to moderate stress;

•Helps to reduce gastrointestinal discomfort (e.g abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting) in those experiencing mild to moderate stress resulting from life events (e.g academic exams)

These specific claims come in addition to previously approved claim “Helps to reduce stress-related gastro-intestinal complications like nausea”, and generic probiotic claims (“Probiotic that contributes to a natural healthy gut flora”, and “Probiotic to benefit health and/or to confer a health benefit”.)