Microbial actives for a healthy gut

Microbial actives by DSM

Microbial actives

Through white label end-to-end dietary supplements Biocare Copenhagen offer a wide range of microbial actives. We focus on research and development of four natural and unique groups of microbial active ingredients targeting numerous indication areas. Our active ingredients are carefully selected with evidence-based benefits in mind to maintain a healthy intestine microbiome and to stimulate the immune system. 


Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. Each strain has different characteristics and properties. Most strains can attach to and colonize on the mucosal membrane, which not only prevents pathogenic bacteria from colonizing and causing digestive upsets, but also reinforces the barrier function so the harmful bacteria and viruses cannot enter the bloodstream and cause infection. Some yeast strain have been shown to maintain and restore the flora in the intestines and are therefore also classified as a probiotic. Watch the video from ISAPP to learn more about probiotics.

Video courtesy of ISAPP (International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics)


Postbiotic is a preparation of inanimate microorganisms and/or their components that confers a health benefit on the host. Postbiotics do not rely on cell growth in the intestine, at a time when the intestinal conditions for growth may not be optimal. Although the bacteria are dead, they still demonstrate an antagonistic effect against invasive pathogens in the intestine by increasing immune activity.


Prebiotics are aubstrates that are selectively utilized by host microorganisms conferring a health benefit.  The most commonly-studied prebiotics are the soluble fibers inulin, fructooligosaccharides (FOS), galactooligosaccharides (GOS), and more recently human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs). Watch the video from ISAPP to learn more about prebiotics.

Video courtesy of ISAPP (International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics)

Probiotics mode of action

The health benefits of probiotics are actively under investigation. There’s still much we need to learn. Probiotics are commonly associated with two main health targets: digestive health and immune health. Certain probiotics have been shown to improve some everyday digestive symptoms such as occasional constipation, diarrhea or bloating. Other probiotics can keep harmful microorganisms in check, aid in the digestion of lactose and help reduce antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Watch the video from ISAPP to learn more about how probiotics work. 

Video courtesy of ISAPP (International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics)