In challenged communities around the world, stimulating economic activity and improving public health are key factors towards a better and more prosperous future. The Yoba for Life foundation aims at improving Health and Wealth. Hereto, Yoba for Life supports people in resource-poor countries with the local production of a probiotic yogurt with proven health benefits, called Yoba.
The foundation developed an innovative starter culture containing the probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus rhamnosus yoba 2012. One gram of starter culture allows the production of 100 liter probiotic yoghurt.
The core of the activities of the Yoba for Life foundation is to train people to set up a flourishing probiotic yoghurt business, and implement a research and development program around fermented foods.
More on the mode of action and safety
One of the typical characteristics of the Lactobacillus rhamnosus Yoba is its ability to adhere to the epithelial cells in the intestines by means of adhering pili, which look like hairs. Picture.
The original owner of the Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG bacterium, the Finnish company Valio, has launched a popular animation movie about the importance of the so called pili “hairs” of this probiotic bacteria.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG is world’s best documented probiotic strain. It has been tested in clinical studies from newborn preterm infants to elderly populations in dosages up to at least 100 billion CFU/day, with no reported serious adverse events.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated the LGG® strain as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS). In Europe, Lactobacillus rhamnosus has been granted Qualified Presumption of Safety (QPS) status since 2007 by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).