Successful Digestive Health Ingredient Pylopass™ Launches in the U.S. Market under the Life Extension Brand

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Pylopass™, a nutritional ingredient that has had worldwide success, will now be entering the US market. Maypro Industries, the sole US distributor of this ingredient, and Organobalance, the German biotechnology company that manufactures Pylopass™, are excited to announce that Life Extension will be launching Gastro-Ease, a dietary supplement containing Pylopass™, this November.

Organobalance developed this patented bioactive against the stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori, a gram-negative, spiral shaped bacteria that colonizes in the stomach, using a natural lactic acid bacterium from its microorganisms strain collection made from spray-dried inactivated cells of Lactobacillus reuteri. H. pylori can cause digestive issues. The bacteria secretes enzymes that neutralize stomach acid, creating a fit environment for it to survive and “burrow” through the stomach lining. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that two thirds of the world’s population is infected with H. pylori.

“Pylopass™ has a unique effect against this carcinogenic stomach bacterium”, emphasizes Prof. Dr. Christine Lang, microbiologist and Organobalance’s managing director. “Unlike conventional therapies involving antibiotics which can harm the human microbiome, consumers who are taking Pylopass™ can lower their Helicobacter pylori load without losing their natural bacterial balance in their gut.”

Many customers worldwide already use this ingredient in dietary supplements but Life Extension is the first company to launch this Self-affirmed GRAS, Non-GMO, and shelf stable ingredient on the US market.

About Organobalance

Organobalance is a biotechnology research and development company that was founded in 2001 and is located in Berlin. Organobalance offers two different business models: branded health ingredients based on probiotic bacteria cultures and yeast production strains for use in industrial biotechnology. The company owns a proprietary strain collection of yeast and lactobacillus cultures, some of which date back to the 1920s. This unique resource combined with its capabilities in screening and microbial engineering have led to the development of the anti-Helicobacter pylori ingredient Pylopass™. In September 2016, Organobalance was incorporated into the Danish company Novozymes A/S. For more information, please visit

About Life Extension

Life Extension has been helping people stay healthy and live better for more than 35 years. Their belief in a scientific approach to better nutrition has always been the cornerstone of their company. As a result, they are committed to sourcing the highest quality raw materials, and creating the best supplements money can buy, since 1980. Today, they make over 350 vitamins and nutritional supplements based on the latest scientific research, therefore setting the gold standard for supporting weight loss, heart, brain, bone, joint, eye, skin, and sexual health among many other categories. For more information, please visit

About Maypro

Headquartered in Purchase, NY and with offices in Tokyo and Shanghai, Maypro Group is a leading global supplier of specialty nutraceutical ingredients to the nutritional supplement, sports nutrition, pet and veterinary, cosmetic, functional food and fine chemical industries.  In addition to being a leading supplier of mainstream products such as CoQ10, fish oil, glucosamine and various botanical extracts, Maypro also markets a very strong portfolio of clinically validated proprietary and branded ingredients, representing some of the top manufacturers from Japan, Europe, and the United States.  For more information, please visit

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