Product Watch

August 2000 Issue

Can New LC1 Probiotic Deliver Good Health?

The Buzz: "Stay healthy. Eat more bacteria," says an ad for Nestle’s LC1, a white, slightly sweet and tangy, textureless powdered form of the "friendly" bacteria Lactobacillus johnsonii, a newly renamed strain of Lactobacillus acidophilus of yogurt fame. The Basics. Available in Europe for about six years, LC1 was discovered, researched and patented by Swiss scientists. Nestle boasts that one packet sprinkled on food or mixed into a cold beverage daily "helps you

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