Both products, in addition to lactobacillus bifidus, provide a number of other naturally occurring important and essential nutrients including vitamin B1, B2, B6, B12, Niacinamide, Pantothenic acid, Folic acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, manganese, and the amino acids arginine, cystine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, trytophan, tyrosine, valine, etc.
Eugalan Forte is fat free. Lactopriv/B contains essential fatty acids Oleic, Linoleic, and Linolenic.
The Wellness Mall: Could you tell us about Topfer, the manufacturer?
DiFolco: Topfer is located in the Bavarian Farmlands of Germany. They were established over 70 years ago and produce a variety of foods and food supplements for adults and children as well as pharmaceutical-grade ingredients from natural products.
Eugalan Forte, one of their best-selling brands, is registered under the German Medical Act, which is comparable to an “FDA” for natural foods. This allows it to be sold in pharmacies.
They also manufacture quite an extensive line of baby products, foods and topical ointments and salves, etc.
I visited the facility about two months ago and I watched the processing of the Eugalan. The procedure is carefully monitored and the products clinically tested each step of the way.
The Wellness Mall: Can you tell us about the culturing process and the manufacturing of Eugalan and Lactopriv/B?
DiFolco: Eugalan is a dairy-based product and Lactopriv/B is a vegetarian-based product of soy and rice. The bifidus culture is mixed into these mediums.
The powder is made by a low heat mist spray-drying process where the moisture evaporates out.
The Wellness Mall: You stated that the cultures are alive?
DiFolco: Yes. Like a seed, the bifidus cultures are alive, but dormant. The Eugalan and Lactopriv/B cultures are “activated with warm water” similar to the manner that one activates dried yeast for raising of bread. The cultures are suspended until the warm water is added to reconstitute it and they become fully potent, as described.
A number of naturopaths who test their probiotic preparations before recommending them to their patients, have indicated that even after two years in this packaging, once reconstituted the Eugalan and Lactopriv/B bifidus are fully live and potent.
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