To clinically assess the efficacy of DRcaps™ capsules for resistance to stomach acids for delayed delivery properties of ingredients, an independent laboratory was commissioned to conduct a gamma scintigraphic study. Each subject consumed a light breakfast approximately 30 minutes prior to dosing a DRcaps capsule.
Anterior and posterior images were taken after dosing and then every 5 minutes up to 4 hours post-dose. Disintegration started approximately 45 minutes later than a typical immediate release capsule of about 5 minutes For the majority of subjects, complete release took place in the intestine.
Probiotics need to get to the small intestines to be effective. With the use of the patented DRcaps™, Absorb Biotics significantly reduced opportunity for probiotics degradation compared with standard probiotics.