PERKii® Probiotics’ new Apple and Ginger flavour is the latest probiotic drink out of the PERKii® lab, made with over 1 billion probiotics.
Now available, along with Strawberry Watermelon, Mango Passionfruit, Forest Berry, and Tropical Splash flavours in supermarkets nationwide, PERKii® is made with one of the world’s most researched probiotic strains,Lactobacillus Casei.
“COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on people’s lives in Australia and around the world but it’s encouraging to see the precautions we’re all taking to contain and reduce the spread of the virus,” Chief Executive Officer of PERKii® Anthony Davie said.
“With social-distancing and self-isolation taking precedence, we’re delivering probiotic goodness to you.”
“For probiotics to be most effective, they need to survive the journey through the stomach to reach the gut.” Mr Davie said.
The magic of PERKii® is its ProGel™ patented technology. Developed by the University of Queensland, ProGel™ supports probiotic stability by encapsulating them in micro beads made from seaweed called Microgels.
These Microgels in PERKii® support a safe passage through the acidic stomach and into the gut of consumers.
The formula made its way from university labs to successful commercialisation thanks to support from universities investment fund Uniseed and top fund manager Atlas Advisors Australia.
Executive Chairman of Atlas Advisors Australia Guy Hedley said PERKii® was a unique opportunity in a $50 billion market.
“Appetite for trusted Australian-made health and wellbeing products is increasing exponentially amidst the COVID-19 crisis,” Mr Hedley said.
“PERKii® encapsulates the best of Australia’s science and technology. Atlas Advisors Australia is proud to support an innovative product with positive health and wellbeing effects.”
“Human clinical trials reveal that there are clear benefits to the immune system for adults consuming a daily intake of lactobacillus casei, including enhanced immunity against the influenza virus.” Dr Devine said.