Unique features of HU36®

  • Bioavailability and bioaccessibility: Produces carotenoids that are more bioaccessible and bioavailable (about 4.5 times as high) than β-carotene. B. indicus carotenoids appear to be easily absorbed in the GI-tract and are more stable, under physiological conditions, than standard purified products.1
  • Antioxidant activity: The conjugated double bonded structure of HU36® carotenoids is responsible for its antioxidant properties. Bacillus derived carotenoids have superior antioxidant activity – 10 times greater than lycopene.2
  • Gastric stability: Carotenoids of HU36® exhibits superior gastric stability due to their di or mono acid structure. The Gut Model Study showed that the carotenoids were unaffected at low gastric pH with no more than 10-20% degradation. They survive transit through the GI-tract unlike other commercial supplements that are rapidly degraded when ingested.2
  • Process stability with no refrigeration needed: Can survive the harsh conditions associated with food processing and may be incorporated into a range of food matrices without the need for refrigeration. No cold chain required for storage and transportation.2
  • Effective for healthy gut and immune system: Has proven probiotic effects for a healthy gut and immune system.2

1. Sy C, Gleize B, Chamot S, et al. Glycosyl carotenoids from marine spore-forming Bacillus sp. strains are readily bioaccessible and bioavailable. Food Research International. 2013; 51: 914–923.
2. Evaluation of the Bacillus indicus strain HU- 36 in the SHIME technology platform. Synergia Life Sciences Pvt Ltd. 2013