Raw Probiotic Ultimate Care – A Review

A reader asked me about this probiotic. It is unusual because it contains some species not seen in other probiotics.


https://www.gardenoflife.com/content/product/raw-probiotics-ultimate-care/


Review of the atypical species

This looks like an impressive list of atypical species.

  • Lactococcus Cremoris – “It is not a natural inhabitant of the human gastrointestinal tract, but does survive passage through it, and has been used to deliver bioactive peptides to the gut. ” [src]
  • Lactobacillus Kefir – Wikipedia – used in making kefir
  • Lactobacillus parakefiri – Wikipedia – used in making kefir
  • Lactobacillus lactis biovar diacetylactis – starter for cheese [src]
  • Associated with Sausage Making
  • Following are YEASTS
    • Kluyveromyces marxanus – Wikipedia – has been associated with candidemia
    • Brettanomyces anomalus – Wikipedia – Brewing – no human impact information could be located.
    • Debaryomyces hansenii – Wikipedia – no human impact information could be located.
    • Saccharomyces unisporus – nill
    • Saccharomyces turicensis – nil
    • Saccharomyces cerevisiae – Wikipedia – Bread, Brewing – no human impact information could be located.
    • Saccharomyces exiguus – Wikipedia– Bread – no human impact information could be located.
    • Torulaspora delbrueckii – Wikipedia – Wine – no human impact information could be located.

Ding — Tossing the kitchen sink in to make a product

My impression after finding that most of these are used in brewing, wine making, sausage making — etc. Is that someone decided to toss a stack of commercial products used in food production to make a nice sounding product.

My challenge to the manufacturer (or their representatives) is to provide pubmed citations for each and every species cited above showing they have medical benefit. It they are unable, then the hypothesis that this is not a health-orientated engineered product but a marketing-to-the-masses marketing product, appears probable.