Microorganisms expert Lallemand Inc. and Institut Rosell-Lallemand discussed vitamin D yeast and probiotics with American dietitians at the American Dietetic Association Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo.

Microorganisms expert Lallemand Inc., Canada, and Institut Rosell-Lallemand, also in Canada, presented nutritional solutions to American dietitians during the American Dietetic Association (ADA) Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, Sept. 24-27 in San Diego. Health professionals discussed vitamin D yeast and scientifically-supported probiotic formula in terms of the public health concerns raised in the United States.

According to a recent analysis lead by FDA scientists, the majority of American children are not getting sufficient vitamin D from sun exposure, even in summer months. At the ADA Conference, Lallemand presented its vitamin D yeast, a natural and practical solution to address vitamin D supplementation in the overall population, through vitamin D bread or baked foods, for example.

A developer/promoter of friendly bacteria in North America for nearly 40 years, Institut Rosell-Lallemand focused on formulating and documenting condition-specific probiotic solutions, targeting health areas such as gut health and well-being, immune support, stress and anxiety and women’s health. The solutions covered include the clinically-documented probiotic strain Lactobacillus plantarum 299v, distributed in the United States by Jarrow Formulas (under trade name Ideal Bowel Support 299v). Lactobacillus plantarum 299v is effective in alleviating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in patients, a condition affecting up to 20% of the population and accounting for 25-50% of gastroenterology consultations. Probiotics are considered as the only systemic treatment for this chronic condition without side-effects of long-term usage.

Through the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP), Davis, Calif., Lallemand contributed to support a scientific webinar series on probiotics and prebiotics prepared by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), Bethesda, Md. This four-part, online education program is aimed at clinical gastroenterologists in academia and community practice, gastroenterology trainees and other GI healthcare providers, and features key experts in the field.

The four sessions of the series are available at www.gastro.org.