Lallemand Bio-Ingredients

Lallemand Bio-Ingredients
1620 Prefontaine
Montreal, QC
H1W 2N8

+1 514 522 2133


aging; children's nutrition; digestive health; energy and alertness; general health and wellness; immune health; maternal and infant health; medical nutrition; nutraceuticals; nutricosmetics; plant-based; sports nutrition; stress and inflammation; supplements; vegan; weight management; women’s health


Lallemand Bio-Ingredients (LBI) is a business unit of Lallemand Inc., a privately-held Canadian company founded at the end of the 19th century, and specializing in research, development, production and marketing of yeasts and bacteria. Today, Lallemand is present through plants, distribution centers or representative offices in over 50 countries.

LBI develops, manufactures and markets high-value yeast products from Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Torula yeast, including whole cell nutritional yeast, yeast extracts and yeast derivatives. The LBI business unit was initially formed in 1987 and the first products consisted of those sold for baking, nutritional, food and animal health applications. The product line grew to include mineral and vitamin-rich yeasts and yeast fractions (extracts and cell wall products). 

Yeast is a unicellular fungus that fits well with plant-based solutions, including vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian diets. The LBI portfolio offers a variety of yeast products from Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Torula, which can contribute flavour and texture to create delicious plant-based meals. Furthermore, vitamin and mineral yeasts and specific yeast fractions can be used to support daily recommended micronutrient requirements with food fortification.

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The LBI business now includes three application areas:

Savory: Lallemand Lyfe® yeast extracts range contains peptides, free amino acids, nucleic acid and other compounds naturally present in yeast, which, just like seasonings, help to improve taste, bring out and balance flavors in food products or support the downmodulation of undesirable off-notes. Among inactive yeasts, Lake States® Torula is a specially grown Torula yeast with a unique flavor profile and water-binding, emulsifying capacity. Our ingredients are suitable for plant-based foods.

Health: M-Gard® yeast beta-glucan has been proven to support the immune system. Lalmin® vitamin and mineral yeasts are inactivated whole cell yeast products containing elevated levels of specific micronutrients. Engevita® is a premium nutritional yeast which can contribute to your recipe or application in many ways for taste, texture and nutritional value. Yesto-Seal® are brewer’s yeast products which are specifically designed for tableting. All are suitable for plant-based applications

Industrial fermentation: Fermentation Nutrients Ingredients (FNI range) have been developed to boost the growth and yield in industrial fermentation. FNI products are mainly primary yeast peptone and autolysates which contain a high level of protein in the form of readily and easily assimilated amino acids and peptides.

Articles On Nutrition Insight
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Evolving research supports nutricosmetic innovations beyond beautiful skin

09 May 2024 --- Advancing clinical research and technologies set the scene for innovative, ingestible beauty products while consumers increasingly demand scientifically-backed ingredients and... Read More

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Holistic skin health: Spotlight on booming nutricosmetics market for “inner beauty”

08 May 2024 --- The dynamic nutricosmetics market benefits from increasing consumer awareness of the impact of nutrition on skin health. Spotting a growing holistic mindset and health... Read More

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Lallemand Health Solutions and dsm-firmenich partner to launch early-life synbiotics

24 Apr 2024 --- The new solutions will combine human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) from dsm-firmenich with probiotics from Lallemand Health Solutions to provide potential synergistic benefits that... Read More

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Health Canada endorses Lallemand Health Solutions’ probiotic strain for women’s health

22 Apr 2024 --- Lallemand Health Solutions reveals that Health Canada has officially acknowledged the efficacy of its probiotic strain, L. plantarum Rosella, in supporting women’s health... Read More

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Beyond The Headlines: WHO’s AI-powered health tool, INCA says most mothers use breastmilk and formula

05 Apr 2024 --- This week in nutrition news, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched an artificial intelligence (AI) powered health tool. Meanwhile, the Infant Nutrition Council of America... Read More


Lallemand: Bio-Ingredients president sheds light on Evolva acquisition

23 Jan 2024 --- Lallemand Bio-Ingredients president and general manager Lars Asferg unravels the potential in the company’s recent acquisition of Swiss biotechnology firm Evolva. Asferg discusses how Evolva’s precision fermentation tech could boost Lallemand’s health and flavor and fragrance businesses. He also outlines the business unit’s key focuses for 2024.


Lallemand Health Solutions unveils innovations in probiotics and texture 

29 Aug 2023 --- Bérengère Feuz, Lallemand Health Solutions’ marketing and technical support director, highlights the benefits of the company’s S. boulardii, the first certified organic version of this probiotic. She also shares recent company innovations that offer increased convenience, such as its gummy with a dual-textured option, where manufacturers can add pro- and postbiotics.


CPHI Frankfurt 2022: Lallemand Health Solutions delves into probiotic potentials and solutions

17 Nov 2022 --- Alan Gonzalez, area sales manager at Lallemand Health Solutions, tells NutritionInsight about the company’s “outside-the-box” probiotic solutions and innovations. It touts the scientific evidence showing that its probiotic products could help to relieve symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, improve mood, relieve anxiety and restore gut health.


HS2-free lager yeast hybrid, organic certified nutrient for sugar fermentation

31 Oct 2022 --- Tobias Fischborn talks through the launch of an HS2-free lager yeast hybrid and a new nutrient based on yeast extracts which is organic certified and mainly developed for sugar fermentation of hard seltzer to give a cleaner flavor compared to chemical solutions.


Vitafoods Europe 2022: Lallemand spotlights probiotics for women’s health

04 Oct 2022 --- As research on probiotics expands, Lallemand Health Solutions highlights the importance of convenience for women’s intimate health. The company’s marketing director Bérengère Feuz explains how utilizing an oral intake probiotic helps with compliance and regular use, especially when compared to local applications.

Technical Papers

Probiotics: A Helping Hand Toward a Fitter Life

13 Mar 2023 --- Metabolic health is defined by the proper functioning of the intestinal tract, the liver, the body’s fat stores, the muscles, heart, and brain tissue, ensuring both quality of life and longevity. Scientific evidence indicates a strong link between the gut microbiota and metabolic health. And as far as gut microbiota is involved, probiotics can undoubtedly play a role. In this document, we aim to shine a light on the connections that keep our human machinery running well and metabolically healthy. Along the way, discover how Lallemand Health Solutions’ probiotics lend a helping hand toward a fitter life.This Technical Paper is from Lallemand Health Solutions.


Probiotics For a Woman’s Life

06 Jun 2022 --- As women age, their bodies and health needs also change. The fluctuating levels of ovarian hormones is one of the main parameters impacting women’s general health from puberty to menopause. Whether they are looking to improve age-specific, everyday or intimate health, women can count on dedicated probiotics just for them.This Technical Paper is from Lallemand Health Solutions.


Probiotics to protect your precious smile

12 Apr 2021 --- Most common oral conditions are linked to opportunistic bacteria and probiotics are well documented for their beneficial effects for oral health. Learn more about ORALIS SB, a probiotic combination supported by seven clinical studies on teeth and gum health and discover a wide range of probiotic strains to create your unique probiotic solution.


Gastro-AD® Clinical Study Summary

12 Oct 2020 --- Gastro-AD® is a food supplement based on non-GMO soy fermented by Lactobacillus Rosell-187. It is safe and effective for management of GERD including acid reflux and heartburn. Gastro-AD® represents a natural alternative to over-the-counter remedies. Download our study summary to learn about the results of our newest clinical trial.


EXPERT’Biotics for babies

11 May 2020 --- Lallemand Health Solutions has a large portfolio of probiotic supplements dedicated to babies. With over 30 studies in infants and young children, you can trust our products support gut health and natural defenses. You can pick between eight probiotic strains and three Expert’Biotic formulas, offered in a variety of suitable delivery format for babies.


NutriPod (#1): Lallemand, Rousselot, Barry Callebaut

14 Dec 2022 --- In this episode, we speak with Lallemand Health Solutions from the CPHI trade show floor, where the company delved into its latest probiotic solutions. We also explore a new digitized study method for holistic collagen benefits with Rousselot Health and Nutrition. In our final segment, we take you to Venice for an inside look at Barry Callebaut’s next-gen chocolate, designed for the mindful consumer.


NewsBite podcast Sep 12-16 - UK government did a U-turn on dietary policy to ban promotions on high salt and sugar products

19 Sep 2022 --- The UK government was described as “taking a step back” on banning certain products which was earlier implied. FrieslandCampina continued its expansion in immune health with probiotics, and Lallemand received recognition from the Canada Health Authority for probiotic strains for infant nutrition.


NewsBite Podcast (July 18-22): “Probiotics for women’s health no longer taboo, as Lallemand projects market growth”

25 Jul 2022 --- Today’s NewsBite Podcast delves into the potential of probiotics for women’s healthmalnutrition fears in the UK and research into vitamin B6 as a nutrition-based intervention to tackle depression and anxiety.


NewsBite Podcast (Jan 24-28): “Pill fatigue to shape future innovation, as Lallemand spotlights probiotics for holistic health”

31 Jan 2022 --- In today’s NewsBite podcast, Lallemand Health Solutions explores how the gut-brain axis is driving probiotic demand, and Lactalis steps into the post-workout recovery space. Meanwhile, Amazentis’ urolithin A supplement was found to benefit seniors’ muscles. 


Gastro-AD® fermented soy for gastrointestinal health

11 Nov 2021 --- Gastro-AD® is a food supplement based on non-GMO soy fermented by Lactobacillus strain L delbrueckii R-187 (Rosell-187). It has an excellent track record of safe and effective use for management of symptoms of GERD including acid reflux, heartburn, vomiting, and nausea and has been backed by several published studies, in over 600 people. Gastro-AD® represents a natural and safe alternative to over-the-counter (OTC) remedies with the extra nutritional benefits of fermented soy. The latest Gastro-AD® clinical trial was published in 2020.