food supplement with probiotics
30 capsules | Net content 18.90 g
MICRODRIVE is a food supplement that aims to promote the balance of intestinal flora through a blend of probiotics allies of intestinal well-being, enzymes that promote digestive processes and natural extracts with digestive and antioxidant properties.
The genus Lactobacillus represents the largest group of lactic acid bacteria. Commonly present in the oral cavity, intestine and vagina, they produce lactic acid, a substance capable of inhibiting the growth of other microorganisms and lowering the pH of the environment in which they live1,2,3.
In particular, Lactobacillus acidophilus has been extensively studied for its ability to help maintain the balance of intestinal bacterial flora1. Lactobacillus plantarum is also considered an interesting probiotic useful for maintaining and regulating the intestinal microbiota2. The probiotic potential of Lactobacillus rhamnosus instead depends on its antibacterial properties against intestinal pathogens, to which is added the ability to stimulate the immune system3.
Also several species belonging to the genus Bifidobacterium colonize the gastrointestinal tract, where they play an important role in maintaining the homeostasis of the intestinal ecosystem; in particular, their action is thought to depend on the production of bacteriocins (bacteriostatic agents with a broad spectrum of action) and on the ability to lower the pH. Their presence has been associated with positive effects such as the prevention of diarrhea, the improvement of lactose intolerance and the modulation of immune responses. Bifidobacterium bifidum, commonly isolated from human feces, is currently used as a probiotic to ensure a healthy intestinal flora4.
Enzi-mix® is an enzymatic complex (Amylase, Protease, Glucoamylase, Lipase, Cellulase, Lactase, Pectinase) from fermented vegetable substrates. Amylase and glucoamylase participate in the digestion of starch, proteases in that of proteins, lipase in that of fats and lactase in that of lactose. Pectinase and Cellulase digest, respectively, the pectin and cellulose present in the cell wall of plant cells.
The leaves of Melissa officinalis L. and the fruits of Fennel are recognized as having the ability to participate in the digestive function, in the regulation of intestinal motility and in the elimination of gas. Furthermore, lemon balm is considered an antioxidant6.
Even the artichoke leaves are attributed benefits in terms of digestive function and elimination of intestinal gas. Furthermore, they are considered allies of the liver functions and the body’s purifying functions, and are attributed to them antioxidant properties6.
Bamboo is instead a source of silicon, a potential ally of immune responses7.
Ingredients: Melissa (Melissa officinalis L.) leaves d.e. (2% rosmarinic acid), hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (capsule shell), enzyme complexes from fermented vegetable substrates Enzi-mix® (amylase, protease, glucoamylase, lipase, cellulase, lactase, pectinase), artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.) leaves d.e. (2.5% Chlorogenic acid), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.) fruit d.e. (1% Essential oil), Bifidobacterium bifidum (Bb-06), Lactobacillus acidophilus (La-14), maltodextrin, Lactobacillus plantarum (Lp-115), Lactobacillus rhamnosus (ATCC53103), Bamboo (Bambusa arundinacea (Retz.) Willd.) surculi d.e. (70% Silicon dioxide of natural origin), anti-caking agents: silicon dioxide, magnesium salts of fatty acids.
|Average contents||Daily dose (2capsules)|
Lemon balm leaves d.e.
of which rosmarinic acid
|Enzymatic complexes from Enzi-mix® fermented vegetable substrates||200 mg|
Artichoke leaves d.e.
of which Chlorogenic acid
Fennel fruit d.e.
of which essential oil
|Bifidobacteriumbifidum (Bb-06)||4 mld UFC*|
|Lactobacillus acidophilus (La-14)||6 mld UFC*|
|Lactobacillus plantarum (Lp-115)||4 mld UFC*|
|Lactobacillus rhamnosus (ATCC53103)||2 mld UFC*|
Bamboo surculi e.s.
of which silicon dioxide
*bln CFU = billion Colony Forming Units
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- NCBI. Lactobacillus acidophilus. Normal gastrointestinal bacterium. https://bit.ly/2Hfgp0g. 24/01/2023
- NCBI. Lactobacillus plantarum. Common gastrointestinal bacterium used in food production. https://bit.ly/2vUrgX1. 24/01/2023
- NCBI. Lactobacillus rhamnosus. Lactic acid bacteria used as a probiotic. https://bit.ly/2W3Xqhq. 24/01/2023
- NCBI. Bifidobacterium bifidum. Potential probiotic bacterium. https://bit.ly/2Jhtdpb. 24/01/2023
- Nutratec.it. https://bit.ly/2Mji198
- Ministero della Salute. Allegato 1 al DM 10 agosto 2018 sulla disciplina dell’impiego negli integratori alimentari di Sostanze e preparati vegetali come aggiornato con Decreto 9 gennaio 2019 e linee guida ministeriali di riferimento per gli effetti fisiologici
- Farooq MA and Dietz KJ. Silicon as Versatile Player in Plant and Human Biology: Overlooked and Poorly Understood. Front Plant Sci. 2015 Nov 12;6:994. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00994