Lab tested, consumer approved. Novel combinations for next-gen probiotic products.



When scouring the shelves for a probiotic product, consumers are more likely to pick the bottle featuring a well-known botanical on the label. By combining probiotic strains with botanicals or nutritious ingredients, you’ll excel in a crowded market, strengthen your product offering and boost end-product benefits.

But while combination products are appealing on shelves, they’re a unique challenge to formulate, since pairing probiotics with other ingredients can impact strain stability.


At IFF Health, we’re hard at work testing probiotic strain stability with health and nutrition ingredients and botanicals, to help you bring novel combination products to market. Here are just a few of the viable combinations ready to be added to your next formulation.

Immune health

B. lactis BI-04® paired with Echinacea EFLA® 894 or POWDERPURE Elderberry offers an innovative immune-boosting solution.

Brain health

L. paracasei Lpc-37® combined with mood-boosting Sharp-PS® helps reduce perceived stress, providing peace of mind.

Weight Management

B. lactis B420™ paired with FenuLife® – a Fenugreek fiber extract with positive effects on satiety – provides a cutting-edge weight-management solution.

Women’s health

L. rhamnosus HN001™ and L. acidophilus La-14® paired with POWDERPURE™ Cranberry produces a stand-out product that targets women’s health concerns, addressing vaginal health.


“In 2020, e-commerce probiotic products with immune-boosting botanicals outpaced the traditional probiotics category by over 50%—and this combination product trend isn’t slowing anytime soon. Incorporating well-known, natural ingredients into products will not only appeal to consumers, but set brands up for long-term success.”

– Natalia Melo,
Sales/Business Dev, IFF Health


Leave traditional behind. Tap into our Health Concepts Lab to create flavors that inspire in formats that delight.


Ready to think beyond tablets and capsules? Meet our Health Concepts Lab. It’s your one-stop-shop for novel delivery formats, thrilling tastes, satisfying smells and innovative textures.
Whether you’re looking to craft a probiotic chocolate bar, ready-to-drink beverage or delicious gummy, we can provide high quality ingredients and application expertise for all functional formats—while ensuring strain stability.


Aside from unique application, our in-depth taste and scent capabilities can help take your probiotic products to the next level. Our broad portfolio includes everything from taste modulation tools to naturally sourced flavors that support clean-label messaging. Whatever you dream up, no idea is too crazy—our 1,000+ scientists can help make it happen.

We’re more than a probiotic supplier. From probiotic strain to delivery system, we’re your end-to-end partner for product innovation.

“Maintaining strain stability in innovative delivery formats, such as food and beverage, can be a challenge. We have the expertise to produce consumer-centric applications, using scientifically validated actives and our best-in-class tastes materials.”

– Sarah Hansen,
Scientist–Probiotic Development,
IFF Health


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