Lonza launches TWK10 probiotic for sports nutrition

Licensed exclusively from Synbiotech for North America, the clean label, vegan ingredient can be used in dietary supplements and in foods

Lonza has launched TWK10, a Lactobacillus plantarum probiotic strain isolated from naturally fermented Taiwanese Kimchi. The TWK10 brand is clinically shown to enhance endurance, improve body composition and energy levels, and is available in North America now.

Dr Thomas Kiy, VP Strategy and Portfolio Development at Lonza Capsules & Health Ingredients, comments: “At Lonza, we continue to look for and develop science-backed ingredients to help brands create cleaner, more effective products that active consumers demand."

“Isolated from fermented vegetables, specifically Taiwanese Kimchi, the unique patented TWK10 strain is the next generation of probiotics. It is scientifically proven to effectively modulate gut microbiota for sports endurance and performance benefits. TWK10 vegan probiotic also appears to support increased butyrate-producing bacteria in the gut for a positive increase on energy metabolism,” continues Kiy.

Mr Kuei-Ming Lee, VP of Human Healthcare of Synbiotech adds: “Currently two human clinical trials have been completed on TWK10 probiotic, and studies have shown that it delivers significant benefits for fitness enthusiasts and active individuals, including increasing muscle endurance.”

TWK10 is the latest addition to Lonza’s clean-label sport nutrition ingredient portfolio. The vegan MuscleGuar formulation comprises a blend of ingredients offering clinically significant benefits for muscle strength, mass and activity.

A sustainably-sourced phytoplankton ingredient, Oceanix brand offers clinically-studied benefits for sustained strength and power, and short-term recovery. Carnipure L-carnitine delivers both exercise and muscle recovery benefits, while UC-II undenatured type II collagen improves joint health to further support active lifestyles.

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