Deerland Enzymes & Probiotics Granted Use Patent for PreforPro® Prebiotic

Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes is pleased to announce that it has received a notice of allowance for its US patent application directed to prebiotic compositions comprising bacteriophages, namely Deerland’s branded prebiotic, PreforPro.

In order to be categorized as a prebiotic, an ingredient must enhance the growth of good bacteria, thus improving the host’s health. Prebiotics are well known in the dietary supplement industry, and are typically fiber or starch based components that “feed” the good bacteria in the gut. Deerland’s PreforPro utilizes the prebiotic effects of bacteriophage instead of traditional fibers or starches. “In our research and development, we’ve found that the prebiotic effect of bacteriophage is superior to traditional prebiotic ingredients,” said John Deaton, vice president of science and technology at Deerland. “It works at much smaller doses and much quicker,” he points out. PreforPro provides the market with an innovative solution to the drawbacks of common prebiotics. Scott Ravech, CEO of Deerland, says that the company’s focus on innovative supplement technologies brings about the consistent development of patentable intellectual property. “We’re proud of our science-backed branded products and the fact that their innovative nature calls for patent protection,” said Ravech.

About PreforPro
PreforPro is a novel prebiotic that supports the growth of healthy bacteria throughout the digestive tract through a mechanism that is not fiber, carbohydrate or starch‐based. PreforPro destabilizes the cell wall of certain bad bacteria, resulting in the release of nutrients into the environment which can then be utilized by probiotics and the good bacteria of the GI tract. It is efficacious in small doses within hours (not days), with a broad spectrum of probiotic species, and it does not cause flatulence as large doses of fiber-based prebiotics often do.

About Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes
Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes, based in Kennesaw, Ga., specializes in customized enzyme and probiotic-based formulations, collaborating with customers to develop innovative and often proprietary solutions. In addition to customized formulations, the company offers a line of university and clinically studied branded products. Deerland provides regulatory support and also performs specialty contract manufacturing services, including bulk blends, liquids, hard shell capsules, and tablets; as well as bottling and labeling.

To contact Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes, call 800.697.8179 or email