Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG or LGG® is a strain of L. rhamnosus that was discovered by Sherwood Gorbach and Barry Goldin in 1983. According to Gorbach and Goldin’s research, LGG® tolerates the acid conditions in the stomach, the bile acids in the small intestine, and colonizes the digestive tract. Vaalia yoghurt, available in low fat, lactose free, kids, babies and toddlers in a variety of flavours is the only food source of LGG® currently available in Australia.
LGG® Health Facts
Here are a few facts to help you get into the active culture:
- Did you know that LGG® is the worlds most studied and scientifically researched probiotic culture?
- Did you know that LGG® stands for Lactobacillus rhamnosus (the bacterias family name), and Gorbach and Goldin – the two professors who discovered this particular strain?
- Did you know that Australia has a high rate of antibiotic use compared with similar developed countries?
- Antibiotic use can upset the balance between good and bad bacteria in the intestines. LGG® has been found to survive the passage through the small intestine and colonise the digestive tract.
- Did you know that children and infants from six months of age can benefit from LGG®, as it may help protect against harmful bacteria and maintain intestinal balance?
- Did you know that Vaalia Yoghurts are the only yoghurts in Australia that contain LGG®?
- Vaalia Yoghurts also contain enough L. Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium cultures to survive in sufficient quantities in the digestive system
Now you have even more reasons to enjoy the great taste of Vaalia Low Fat, Vaalia Lactose Free, Vaalia Kids and Vaalia My First Yoghurts, available in a range of flavours and pack sizes nationally.
For more information about LGG® visit the Chr. Hansen web site. Chr. Hansenis a global bioscience company that develops natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries.
This information is of a general nature only and is not designed to replace individual medical advice. Always consult your doctor or dietitian for specific dietary advice.