Guest: Natasha Trenev
Presenter: Neal Howard
Guest Bio: A true pioneer in the industry, Natasha Trenev’s endeavors have contributed to the evolution of the probiotics industry. Prior to her work in the field, consumers had very limited knowledge of the supplement and its many benefits.
After graduating from UCLA in 1970, a decade of research led to Natasha’s development of the first revolutionary method of producing an effective and scientifically validated single strain probiotic bacteria product. Her efforts helped to establish the entire probiotics category in North America, Australia, England, the Netherlands, and Belgium.
She was also the first to introduce liquid Kefir via a contract with Alta-Dena Dairy, the first to introduce freeze dried Kefir grains that people took in powdered form as a supplement in the 1970s, and the first to sell a single strain, freeze dried, concentrated L. acidophilus under the trade name Superdophilus to professional health practitioners in the United States in 1982.
As a developmental scientist, Natasha has spent years studying the effects of beneficial bacteria and has written several books on the subject. Today, Natasha’s reference library is the world’s largest private repository on probiotics, referenced and recommended by prominent research scientists and medical schools.
Segment overview: Natasha Trenev, Founder and President of Natren, leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical grade quality probiotics, is here to discuss Bifidobacterium infantis, the most beneficial bacteria predominant in healthy infants, common issues for infants born without it, and possible solutions.