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nu-trish® Pro-K: World’s first probiotic for bone health

Press release   •   Apr 17, 2013 11:30 UTC

New probiotic culture from Chr. Hansen supports bone health through a natural high production of vitamin K2.

As consumers all over the world are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of building and maintaining strong bones throughout their life, most people turn to dairy products to make sure they get the calcium and vitamins they need.

The natural content of calcium and added vitamin D are the well-known duo for bone health benefit in dairy products, but that is not the whole story.

Vitamin K, the missing link of bone health
“It is well-known that calcium is vital for building bones and vitamin D helps to absorb the calcium in the blood stream. However, we also need to bind the calcium to the bones, and vitamin K is needed for this very important task. In fact vitamin K is very often referred to as the missing link, as it is responsible for incorporating calcium into the bone!” explains Sarita Bairoliya, Global Marketing Manager at Chr. Hansen.

“Therefore, Chr Hansen is proud to introduce the nu-trish® Pro-K cultures to the fermented dairy market. The nu-trish® Pro-K cultures contain a new proprietary probiotic strain of L. lactis which supports bone health through a natural high production of Vitamin K2.“

All-in-one solution to produce tasty and bone-healthy dairy products
Two new "ready-to-go" product concepts are available: A delicious dairy drink and a scrumptious light spoonable product to target the segments of active mature women and growing kids. Concept packages consist of consumer insights, concept description, recipes, and production information - everything dairy producers need to reduce the time to market for their new launches.

“We believe this new concept has potential to offer functional dairy brands a real point of differentiation while staying entirely true to the natural value proposition which consumers expect from dairy products,” adds Ms. Bairoliya.

“Moreover, we take great pride in bringing added value to the very important topic of bone health!”

Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. The products include cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors, and all solutions are based on strong research and development competencies coupled with significant technology investments. Revenue in the 2013/14 financial year was EUR 756 million. The company holds a leading market position in all its divisions: Cultures & Enzymes, Health & Nutrition and Natural Colors. It has more than 2,500 dedicated employees in over 30 countries and main production facilities in Denmark, France, USA and Germany. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen.

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