NRS Probiotic Solutions develops compounds that protect probiotics from stressful environmentssuch as chemical ingestion processes in the gastrointestinal tract. Probiotics, live microbial supplements, are often incorporated into foods and beverages to provide health benefits. Unfortunately, such supplements generally fail to deliver the desired effects due to the considerable loss of viability of probiotic bacteria in the acidic conditions of the stomach. Extensive research by our partners at ARO has identified several compounds that are safe for human consumption and can shield probiotics from stressful environments. The research suggests that such compounds potentially could be used as a vehicle for delivering viable probiotic cells to humans. Successful delivery of viable probiotics could allow for better food ingestion, improved feed conversion in humans and reduced caloric intake, which has far reaching impact on global health and wellness issues such as obesity, nutrition security and aging.