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SiliCycle and Shaman Extraction offer two exclusive probiotic strainsthat show remarkable health benefits, including the protective effect of their bacteriocins against pathogenic bacteria:

  • Lactococcus lactis MJC18
  • Pediococcus acidilactici UL5
Pediococcus acidilactici UL5
Pediococcus acidilactici UL5
Lactococcus lactis MJC18
Lactococcus lactis MJC18


Why Choosing SiliCycle’s Probiotic Strains?

Probiotic strains Lactococcus lactis MJC18 and Pediococcus acidilactici UL5, exclusive properties of SiliCycle, have many advantages:

✔  High gastro-intestinal survival rate

✔  No extrinsic antibiotic resistance

✔  Negligible impact on the gastro-intestinal tract natural microbiota

✔  Negligible impact on the naturally colonizing bacteria of the gastro-intestinal tract

✔  100 % genetically characterized; authenticity guaranteed

✔  Efficiency supported by a significant amount of scientific work

✔  Produce bacteriocins in all compartments of the digestive system whose activity against several pathogens has been scientifically demonstrated


> discover SiliCycle's Exclusive Probiotic Strains

> Bacteriocins: What Sets SiliCycle’s Probiotic Strains Apart




According to the World Health Organization, probiotics are defined as live microorganisms that provide health benefits when administered in adequate amounts.

These good microorganisms play a vital role in the gut ecosystem’s balance. Probiotics include many strains of bacteria (i.e Lactobacillus, Lactococcus, Pediococcus, Bifdobacterium, etc.), all of them having unique and particular properties.

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Promoting Human Health

Probiotics for human health

The human body contains more microbial cells than human cells, and they are mainly located in the gastro-intestinal tract. They constitute the « gut microbiota », playing a major role in human health ; 80 % of our immune system is located in this region.

An impairment of the gut microbiota’s complex equilibrium caused by various factors (new environment, antibiotic treatment, diet changes, etc.) could give pathogenic (bad) bacteria like E.coli, Salmonella or Listeria opportunities to grow and cause various health issues.

Probiotic bacteria, after ingestion, pass through the gastro-intestinal tract and colonize the gut, thereby helping the gut microbiota’s equilibrium. By having the ability to help colonizing bacteria in human gut, probiotics allow to fight and keep away bad and omnipresent bacteria.

Consequently, it has been demonstrated that probiotics help prevent and relieve many health issues like acute diarrhea and irritable bower syndrome, among others.

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Bacteriocins: What Sets SiliCycle's Probiotic Strains apart

Bacteriocins are proteinaceous molecules (composed of amino acids) naturally produced by some strains of bacteria that exhibit a strong inhibitory effect against specific bacteria, including some pathogenic ones.

SiliCycle's Lactococcus lactis MJC18 produce nizin Z and Pediococcus acidilactici UL5 produce pediocin PA-1, two bacteriocins which have been proved to inhibit different pathogenic bacteria:

  • Nisin Z has a very strong activity against a wide range of Gram+ foodborne pathogen bacteria
  • Pediocin PA-1 has a very strong activity against the potentially dangerous Listeria monocytogenes pathogenic bacteria.

Nisin Z and Pediocin PA-1 are natural and GRAS (FDA's Generally Recognized As Safe designation) substances.

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Note: SiliCycle is not responsible for the regulatory requirements to distribute products in any region of the world. SiliCycle can provide the documentation that will help you in your regulatory process. None of the products listed in this brochure have been submitted nor evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, Health Canada nor any other regulatory agency.