Probiotics (from the Greek pro-bios, “supporting life”) are microorganisms (often bacteria) which are also commonly referred to as “live cultures”. The FAO and WHO offer this definition: “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”.
Probiotics act primarily in the intestinal tract, but their beneficial effects extend throughout the body. In particular, they act wherever there is a greater bacterial load in the body. This means that in addition to the intestine, they are also active within the oral cavity, on the skin, and in the vaginal area.
The extensive experience of the group companies Sacco and CSL, combined with continuous scientific research and constant technological advancements, allows Sacco System to produce and distribute probiotics to support people's well-being with a range of applications:
probiotics for intestinal health (irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal health, and diarrhoea)
probiotics for oral health (dental caries, halitosis, and ulcers)
probiotics for skin health (acne and atopic dermatitis)
probiotics for women's health (pregnancy)
probiotics for the immune system (upper-respiratory-tract infection)
probiotics for allergies (dust)
probiotics for the heart (cholesterol and arterial pressure)
probiotics for sport (muscular stress and performance improvement)
probiotics for children and infants (respiratory tract, diarrhea, and infantile colic)
The functional and health properties of Sacco System probiotics have been demonstrated by in vitro and human in vivo efficacy studies. Strains are identified using the most advanced molecular biology techniques and have been submitted to International Collections with IDA status.
Sacco System also offers a certified support service for the licensed production and sale of probiotic strains (for more information see here: Toll Manufacturing and Licensing).