09/30/13: New clinical trial documents plasma response and bone health benefits of Pure Encapsulations Vitamin D3

New clinical trial documents plasma response and bone health benefits of Pure Encapsulations Vitamin D3 By Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D The importance of vitamin D in bone physiology has been widely acknowledged for over 80 years. Through genomic and endocrine mechanisms that scientists continue to unravel, vitamin D3 maintains calcium uptake, mineral deposition and bone […]

09/12/13: The Pure Probiotic Initiative: Bringing effective products to your door: Probiotic shipping

The Pure Probiotic Initiative: Bringing effective products to your door: Probiotic shipping By Kelly Heim, Ph.D. Strategic temperature control, applied throughout every phase of handling and manufacturing, is a cornerstone of probiotic quality assurance. By necessity, shipping methodology must be optimized to deliver a fully viable product to the customer. Through the following practices, Pure […]

07/18/13: The Pure Probiotic Initiative: Strain authenticaiton: Genetics and beyond

The Pure Probiotic Initiative: Strain authenticaiton: Genetics and beyond By Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D. The Human Microbiome Project, a federally funded research program similar to the Human Genome Project, has identified more than 10,000 microbial species in the human body.1 Ongoing isolation and commercialization of probiotic organisms, together with strain-specific clinical research, continues to expand […]

06/14/13: The Pure Probiotic Initiative: Probiotic Manufacturing: Temperature Control

The Pure Probiotic Initiative: Probiotic Manufacturing: Temperature Control By Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D. As living organisms, probiotics require nutrients and water to survive. However, during their residency in a capsule and bottle, these needs must go unrequited until the time they are consumed. To remain viable, the metabolic needs of probiotics must be negligible. Fortunately, […]

05/08/13: The Pure Probiotic Initiative: Probiotic Manufacturing: Moisture Control

The Pure Probiotic Initiative: Probiotic Manufacturing: Moisture Control By Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D. Probiotics are living cells with unique requirements for survival. Outside of the body, where nutrients and water are not available, these bacteria must remain in a metabolically dormant state to survive. During manufacturing, moisture and heat can disrupt this quiescence, decreasing stability. […]

04/11/13: The Pure Probiotic Initiative: Manufacturing: Timing is everything

The Pure Probiotic Initiative: Manufacturing: Timing is everything By Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D. Probiotics are living cells that are sensitive to any environment outside of the body. During manufacturing, systematic control of two familiar variables, temperature and moisture, helps to ensure survival. However, optimal protection demands attention to a third variable—timing. Reducing the time required […]