Is it necessary to have a coating on the capsule to increase survival of the probiotics as they pass through the digestive system?
Although some companies use an artificial protective coating and then quote survival rates through the digestive tract as marketing tools this practice is neither necessary nor beneficial. It is very unnatural and was never the way our ancestors ingested bacteria. The healthiest bacteria will survive and these are the ones that will be most beneficial when they colonize. Also, the bacteria that do not survive still play a role as they move through the digestive tract. As always at Innate Choice™ we choose to mimic nature rather than pretend we can improve upon it.