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Ganeden Experts Take Unique Approach to Bust Common Probiotic Myths

Probiotic ingredient company uses educational content to battle misconceptions

CLEVELAND (November 22, 2016) While probiotics continue as a top trend, misconceptions and confusion around the category and the benefits of these beneficial bugs linger. With new information being released daily on the topic, it’s difficult to sort out the facts from the hyperbole. That’s why experts from the probiotic ingredient supplier, Ganeden, decided to provide education and awareness on the topic through a unique approach—a myth buster series called “Probiotics: Beyond the Hype”. 

Started earlier in the year, Ganeden’s myth buster series dives into some of the most common probiotic myths to clear up misconceptions on each—in short and easy-to-read segments. To date, the series has provided answers to a variety of probiotic questions, including: 

  • Does the “Live & Active Cultures” seal mean yogurt is probiotic? 
  • Do fermented foods have probiotic benefits? 
  • Can you add probiotics to skincare ingredients?
  • How many CFUs of probiotics do you need in a product? 
  • Are all probiotic strains the same?
  • Is formulating with probiotics difficult? 
  • Can probiotics be added to shelf stable beverages?

The myth buster series has resonated with readers in both the business and consumer spaces—whether their interest is in formulating with probiotics, writing about them or simply consuming them. 

“We’ve seen confusion relating to probiotics across all audiences, from manufacturers to media to consumers themselves, and we felt it was important to shed some light on the facts,” said Michael Bush, president of Ganeden. “The myth buster series is designed to provide consumer- and media-friendly insights on a variety of topics to help set the record straight on common probiotic misconceptions. Regardless of their background, all readers can benefit from it.”
Ganeden will continue to release myth busters on common probiotic topics throughout 2017. For more information on Ganeden or to see previous myth buster content, visit the Idea Center on


About Ganeden:

Ganeden is at the forefront of probiotic research and product development with an extensive library of published studies and more than 130 patents for probiotic technologies in the food, beverage, animal health, sports nutrition and personal care ingredients markets. Ganeden is best known forGanedenBC30® (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), its patented, FDA GRAS, non-GMO, highly stable probiotic ingredient.  Ganeden's newest ingredient, Bonicel, is the first science-backed, probiotic-derived, personal care ingredient shown to dramatically reduce signs of aging. For more information about Ganeden and licensing opportunities visit

About GanedenBC30:

GanedenBC30® (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), Ganeden’s patented probiotic ingredient that can be found in more than 500 leading food, beverage, sports nutrition and companion animal products around the world. Unlike most other probiotic strains, GanedenBC30 is a spore-former which makes it highly stable and allows it to remain viable through most manufacturing processes, three years of shelf life and the low pH of stomach acid.  The efficacy of GanedenBC30 is backed by over 24 published studies showing safety, digestive and immune support and GanedenBC30 has an exceptional safety record with FDA GRAS status from the United States FDA. It can be formulated into virtually any food, beverage or companion animal product that is baked, boiled, frozen or squeezed…. including all hot or refrigerated beverages!  For more information, please visit

Ganeden is a science focused organization dedicated to bringing superior probiotics to markets that have been otherwise unmet by traditional solutions.

All Ganeden ingredients are made in the United States of America.