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Lafti® L10 gains innovative Canadian health claims as an antioxidant probiotic

Lafti® L10 gains innovative Canadian health claims as an antioxidant probiotic

Lallemand Health Solutions has gained new indications for its documented EXPERT’Biotic™ L. helveticus Lafti® L10 from Health Canada recognizing its antioxidant properties, with a specific focus for athletes’ health.

Lafti® L10 new Canadian health claims confirms its antioxidant potential: “Source of antioxidant probiotic and “Source of antioxidant probiotic in elite athletes”. These claims are an addition to the previously approved indication for Lafti® L10, which has shown the ability to promote gastrointestinal comfort in athletes and to boost natural defenses in physically active adults (NPN 80064384 and 80064386).

L. helveticus Lafti® L10 is already our most recommended strain for sport nutrition due to its previous results on athletes immune and gut health. We had reason to believe its antioxidant potential was strong enough to gain further health claims,” explain Solange Henoud, Global Regulatory Affairs Director at Lallemand Health Solutions. ‘’Moreover, we think this is the first probiotic to be approved as a source of antioxidant’’ she added.

These claims are supported by a recent post-hoc paper of Marikovic et al. [Michalickova 2018], this new statistical analysis focused on male participants and looked at both pro-oxidative parameters and anti-oxidative parameters to assess the general oxidative stress. At the end of the study, significant attenuation of the markers of oxidative stress (MDA) and levels of advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) and an increase in the marker of defense against oxidative stress (SOD) were observed in the LAFTI® L10 group and not in the placebo group (p<0.05).

Lallemand Health Solutions proposes Lafti® L10 in various convenient dosage formats for active people and attractive natural flavors, specially formulated to this specific targeted population. With its formulation know-how Lallemand Health Solutions can also combine this EXPERT’Biotic™ with additional probiotic strains and vitamins for complementary effects.

It is important to remember that the International Society for Sport Nutrition (ISSN) recommends probiotics for their demonstrated modes of action on athletes to optimize their wellbeing [Jäger 2019] and that probiotics supplements are not part of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) list, which makes them an interesting choice for sportspeople to add to their diet.

About L. helveticus Lafti® L10

Lafti® L10 is the first clinically tested probiotic strain for athletes’ immune health, with a pioneering study published in 2006. Since then, this specific strain has been very well documented with three clinical studies in active people studying its effects on exercise-induced stress in healthy athletes.

About Lallemand Health Solutions

Founded in 1934, Lallemand Health Solutions is a vertically integrated probiotic manufacturer specializing in the research, development, and manufacturing of ready-to-market and custom probiotic formulations. Lallemand Health Solutions products target specific populations and health segments that include gut health, immune health, women’s health, mental health, skin health, metabolism, oral health, and sport, and are produced in dedicated plants certified to the highest quality standards: GMP, Pharma GMP, Health Canada (NNHPD), USP Quality Systems GMP audited (Canada), ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 (France). 600+ probiotic formulas are available in 60+ countries across five continents.

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Marilou Luneau, Content Manager, Lallemand Health Solutions



  • Marinkovic, D.M., et al., L. helveticus Lafti® L10 supplementation modulates mucosal and humoral immunity in elite athletes: a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial. Journal of strength and conditioning research/National Strength & Conditioning Association, 2016.
  • Michalickova, D., et al., Effects of Probiotic Supplementation on Selected Parameters of Blood Prooxidant‐Antioxidant Balance in Elite Athletes: A Double‐Blind Randomized Placebo‐Controlled Study. Journal of Human Kinetics, 2018. 64(1): p. 111-122.
  • Jäger, R., Mohr, A. E., Carpenter, K. C., Kerksick, C. M., Purpura, M., Moussa, A., … & Antonio, J. (2019). International society of sports nutrition position stand: probiotics. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 16(1), 1-44.