A sent me this piece the other day about probiotics containing maltodextrin from GM corn, which does not legally have to be labelled there or here. I suspect it applies mostly to US probiotics but, just in case, I double-checked with Biocare as our relied-upon source of good probiotics. I have checked these out thoroughly several times and was pretty sure they would label it. They reassured me:
We generally don’t use maltodextrin in our probiotics, we do in our new AnteNatal BioFlora, a pregnancy probiotic but use potato maltodextrin. We understand that corn can be a problem for some individuals therefore we keep our probiotics as simple and pure as possible.
Good. I will ask the same question of our other products just in case and let you know anything I find out.
The probiotics are grown on FOS, which is derived from chicory.
Update: Kirkman say:
All of our probiotics are labeled corn free and do not contain maltodextrin, except for the Pro-bio Gold chewables, which contains dextrose which is corn derived.
Update: ARG say:
The LPR contains FOS instead of maltodextrin and Saccharomyces Boulardii does not contain maltodextrin or FOS.
So, all our chosen probiotics are indeed corn free 🙂