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Press release: Health Canada confirms Gastro-AD® helps support intestinal/ gastrointestinal health

Oct 5, 2021

Lallemand Bio-Ingredients has obtained a health claim for Gastro-AD® from Health Canada, recognizing its benefit for support of intestinal/ gastrointestinal health (NPN 80112011).

This newly granted Canadian health claim confirms previous research results which have shown Gastro-AD® to be capable of soothing symptoms of occasional heartburn and acid reflux and maintaining quality of life in people experiencing occasional heartburn symptoms.

Gastro-AD® is soy fermented by Lactobacillus delbrueckii, ssp. delbrueckii also known as Rosell-187 or R-187. It is entirely natural, containing no synthetic ingredients and has been studied in over 600 people suffering from gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, ulcers and other gut health complications.

The claim and NPN are supported by the results of a 2020 study (from Fatani et al. 2020): Fermented soy supplementation improves indicators of quality of life: a randomized, placebocontrolled, doubleblind trial in adults experiencing heartburn. The effect of Gastro-AD®, a fermented soy supplement, was examined on heartburn, gastrointestinal symptoms and heartburn-related quality of life indicators.

Lallemand recommends Gastro-AD® to be consumed in powder form, by the teaspoon or a sachet. It can be formulated with various flavours and sweeteners.

Celia Martin, Regulatory Affairs Director for Lallemand Bio-Ingredients, says “We are very pleased that Health Canada has formally recognized the scientifically proven benefits of Gastro-AD® for gastrointestinal health.  Gastro-AD® is unique in the market, as a natural solution for gastric comfort providing real benefits and has actually been proven to work, which is why it has a health claim.”



About Gastro-AD®

Gastro-AD® is a food supplement based on non-GMO soy fermented by Lactobacillus strain Lactobacillus delbrueckii, ssp. delbrueckii R-187 (Rosell-187). It has an excellent track record of safe and effective use for management of symptoms of GERD including acid reflux, heartburn, vomiting, and nausea and has been backed by several published studies, in over 600 people. Gastro-AD® represents a natural and safe alternative to over-the-counter (OTC) remedies with the extra nutritional benefits of fermented soy.


About Lallemand Inc.

Lallemand is a family-owned business, headquartered in Canada, and focused on the development, production and marketing of yeasts, bacteria and enzymes solutions across the baking, food ingredients, human and animal nutrition and health, crop protection/nutrition, oenology, brewing, alcohol, and biofuel sectors. Lallemand is present in more than 50 countries, operates more than 47 production plants and has approximately 4,500 employees.

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Karen Dhanraj, Technical Marketing Manager, Lallemand Bio-Ingredients,

Fatani, A., Vaher, K., Rivero-Mendoza, D. et al. Fermented soy supplementation improves indicators of quality of life: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial in adults experiencing heartburn. BMC Res Notes 13, 364 (2020).