Triple Layer Tablet Technology
According to the currently adopted definition by Food and Agriculture Organisation/World Health Organisation (WHO) probiotics are: ‘Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host’. According to the official definition of WHO for probiotics to be effective at promoting good health probiotic bacteria needs to be able to withstand stomach and bile acid during its passage through the digestive tract.
Through the use of specially patented manufacturing techniques, Merck has pioneered the process of combining probiotics with vitamins and minerals in some products in the Bion® range. The innovative Merck coated triple-layer tablet delivery system with its protective film helps the probiotic bacteria make their journey to the gut by preserving them in an active, living state.
Before packing into the triple layer tablet, the probiotic cultures are very carefully dried and embedded in a carrier material. Through this technique, they remain active and thus preserved in a living state. Some of the products in the Bion® range contain probiotics in a triple layer tablet that is coated with a protective film.
Other benefits of taking probiotics in tablet form:
- Do not need refrigeration – can be taken on the go
- All in one formulations – with some products containing vitamins and minerals too
- Long shelf life
- No taste
- High quality formulations specific for your needs