Lactobacillus fermentum

Posted On: December 19, 2016


Oct 12, 2016

Ross Pelton

Dallas, Texas (October 20, 2016) – Essential Formulas Director of Science and Research, Ross Pelton, R.Ph., Ph.D., CCN, was recently chosen to present his poster abstract, “A Glutathione Producing Strain of Probiotic Bacteria–Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3” at the Probiotic Congress: USA held in San Diego, California, October 3-4.

Thirty-six posters were chosen for presentation from over 90 entries. The 2-day Congress explored the development of the next generation of probiotics, prebiotics and functional foods and their impact on human health. The Congress also showcased a series of interactive presentations with leading academic and industry experts, panel discussions and an exhibition area allowing solution providers to highlight their products and services.

“I was honored to be selected to summarize the benefits of the glutathione-producing probiotic strain Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 to scientists from around the world,” said Dr. Pelton. “Attendees were excited to learn of the discovery of a probiotic strain that can effectively boost glutathione levels in humans, as it has been proven to be one of the most effective proactive actions people can take to strengthen their immune system, prevent illness and promote good health.”

Dr. Pelton’s poster was also chosen for presentation and competition at The American College of Nutrition’s 57th Annual Conference, Translational Nutrition: The Science of Personalized Nutrition, to be held November 9-11 in San Diego, California. Presenters will provide a five-minute overview of their work and answer any questions from the judges. Posters will be judged on criteria including relevance, originality, visual composition as well as scientific methodology and rigor. The winners will be announced at the end of the conference.

Sold under the brand name, Reg´Activ®, ME-3, was discovered in 1995 by award-winning microbiologist Marika Mikelsaar, MD, Ph.D. and her team of research scientists at the University of Tartu, Estonia. ME-3 is being heralded as a breakthrough in health and medicine due to its ability to synthesize glutathione in humans. Glutathione is considered the ‘Master Antioxidant and Detox’ agent, and is now being recognized as a key ‘Biomarker of Aging’.


Essential Formulas Incorporated (EFI) was established in 2000 as the sole U.S. distributor of world-renowned microbiologist Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira’s award-winning probiotic dietary supplements and skin care products. Always an innovator EFI introduced REG’ACTIV in 2015. As a result of producing glutathione, ME-3 improves antioxidant support and enhances detoxification throughout the body. A family-owned and operated business, EFI was founded on the philosophy of providing high-quality preventative, supportive and comprehensive pro-health products for the entire family.

Contact: Kelly Charles
Corporate Communications/Essential Formulas Incorporated