New League puts probiotic supplement quality under the microscope

By Shane Starling

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The Probiotics European Scientific League will certify probiotic supplements that pass its quality criteria
The Probiotics European Scientific League will certify probiotic supplements that pass its quality criteria

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The Probiotics European Scientific League (PESL) is a new group that seeks to improve quality among probiotic supplements by increasing testing and certifying products that pass via a League logo.

The PESL is the brainchild of a group of scientists concerned about dosage and contamination problems in probiotic supplements that random testing highlighted.

It will initially focus on Belgian products but aims to broaden its horizons in the near future to other parts of Europe and beyond.

Two key figures in the group – Dr Jean-Pol Warzée, the general secretary and executive director – and Professor Bruno Pot, from the Lactic Bacteria and Mucosal Immunity department at the Pasteur Institute in Lille, France, tell Shane Starling about the groups aims and ambitions.

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Posted by G.O.Gross,

Any input on this product quality, and/or co. would be appreciated. Always concerned about safe shipping claims. Bio- Availability of delivered product. thank you, G.O.Gross

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Posted by gary,

Presently taking Bio-K, LIQUID, and Enzymatic Therapy Pearls. What products available in the US are approved by PESL?

NOTE: my wife has past history with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

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