Five Advantages of SCD Probiotics Technology
Most microbial technologies today are based on “pure-culture” methods of manufacturing. This means the microorganisms are grown as individual strains in sterile media. If a finished product contains more than one strain, each strain is typically grown in pure culture and then blended at time of packaging. SCD Probiotics Technology is fundamentally different because the selected strains are grown in “consortia”, in a process of co-growth that combines multiple strains during production. Therefore, each strain develops while interacting with other strains. Ultimately, through the proprietary consortia culturing processes, the microorganisms become a small eco system-- much more resilient and capable of working together synergistically. This methodology is more similar to how microorganisms actually survive in the natural environment. In nature, strains never exist in isolation or pure culture. They are always interacting with other strains.
Shelf life and stability
SCD’s Probiotic products and their live microbial components have been rigorously developed and tested for shelf-life stability. The minimum shelf-life of SCD Probiotics products with guaranteed microbial activity is 12 months; with SCD’s main products (Mother Cultures) having a guaranteed shelf-life of 3 years. This feature offers significant benefits to our customers in market development, distribution, and logistics.
Survival under extreme conditions of temperature and pH
SCD Probiotics products maintain their guaranteed viable cell count under a temperature range of 5 to 50 degree Celsius (41° to 122° F) and pH range of 2 to 14. This means that the products do not require refrigerated storage and handling, contrasted with most microbial products. Also the products can perform in a wide range of applications where pH could be a restriction for other technologies.
Natural and organic technology
Each strain used in SCD Probiotics products is naturally occurring, not genetically modified and non-pathogenic. All ingredients used for culturing the microorganisms are natural and in most cases certified organic. Consequently, several of SCD’s main products are listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for use in certified organic production.
SCD produces its own microbial seeds and Mother Cultures in their own high-quality facility. By controlling its own manufacturing and maintaining rigorous process and quality-control standards, SCD guarantees consistent, high-quality products.
Apart from the OMRI listing, SCD Probiotics follows the Food Grade current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) Guidelines enforced in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration. GMP guidelines provide a system of processes, procedures and documentation to assure the product produced has the identity, strength, composition, quality and purity that it is represented to possess.