So what makes us so different?
Did you know that most probiotic drinks in Australia are dairy based, and that a lot of the probiotics being ingested through these drinks are actually killed by stomach acids? PERKii is different – water based, 5 great tasting flavours, with a technology designed by scientists at the University of Queensland that protects the 1 Billion probiotics through the stomach, to ensure they get to the gut, to give the user the maximum benefit possible from their intake.
Beverages have been considered as an effective delivery system of probiotic compared to tablets and solid foods. Current probiotic products in the Australian marketplace are mostly dairy-based products in the form of fermented milk or yoghurt drinks. However, there are segments of the consumer base that cannot tolerate milk or actively avoid dairy in their diet. These probiotic products either do not have live probiotics or the technological edge of being able to keep the probiotics cells alive through passage of the acidic stomach.
Perkii consumers nowadays are highly aware of the benefits of probiotics and low sugar diet. Perkii is designed as a convenient grab-and-go beverage with the health-conscious consumers in mind. Perkii offers consumers an option to control weight, improve gut health and boost immunity with 1 billion live Lactobacillus casei cells with proven health benefits in a refreshing, light and great tasting low calorie drink.
In Perkii, all of the probiotic cells are encapsulated within gel particles smaller than the width of human hair (<100m). With the patented encapsulation technology, the probiotics are able to be kept alive throughout the product shelf life and passage through the human digestive system.
The sugar content of Perkii primarily comes from a cloudy apple juice that is used as a base.
The advantage of the encapsulation technology is evident in the shelf life of the Perkii beverage. With the encapsulation technology, the probiotics in Perkii are able to survive with minimal loss over a 4 month shelf life. This is a significant improvement in terms of cell viability and shelf life in comparison to unencapsulated probiotic cells in other probiotic drinks.
U.S. PATENT APPROVED | AUS PATENT APPROVED
Source: PERKii – Technical Dossier, University of Qld