AnnCare International to distribute Dr. Shahani’s Probiotics in Taiwan and other Asian countries

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (June 23, 2010) – Nebraska Cultures Inc., the creator and exclusive supplier of Dr. Shahani’s® L. acidophilus, announced the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement with AnnCare International, one of the leading manufacturers and retailers of health and beauty supplements and products in Asia. 

Headquartered in Taichung, Taiwan, AnnCare International is now the exclusive distributor for Nebraska Cultures’ products in Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia under the Dr. Shahani’s trade-name. Dr. Khem Shahani is the pioneer of modern-day probiotics and acidophilus research, whose groundbreaking research set the stage for today’s peaking interest and growing consumer acceptance of probiotic supplementation for improved health. 

“We are very excited to expand the distribution of Dr. Shahani’s Probiotics throughout Taiwan and Southeast Asia,” said Michael Shahani, director of operations for Nebraska Cultures. “When my father discovered this L. acidophilus strain almost 50 years ago, he dreamt of helping people all over the world with its health benefits. This agreement is a significant step in that direction.” 

Benefits of Dr. Shahani’s strain of L. acidophilus include:

  • Helps digest proteins and carbohydrates
  • Produces B vitamins and folic acid (essential for fetal development)
  • Produces enzymes that help reduce lactose intolerance
  • Produces natural beneficial acids that help digest food and fight infection
  • Produces natural antibiotic-like substances that kill pathogenic bacteria
  • Suppresses bad bacteria, reducing: yeast infections, skin problems, bad breath, constipation, diarrhea, gas, dysentery and stomach ulcers
  • Helps the body to absorb calcium
  • Inhibits multiplication of cancerous cells
  • Reduces serum cholesterol levels in the blood

For more information on Nebraska Cultures’ Dr. Shahani’s Probiotics, visit or For more information about AnnCare International, visit

About Nebraska Cultures

Since 1981, Nebraska Cultures has supplied the natural products industry with the finest probiotic cultures– the Dr. Shahani’s® brand– specializing in the DDS-1 strain of L. acidophilus. Nebraska Cultures remains at the forefront of the probiotic industry by performing new research, increasing consumer awareness, growing its business overseas and expanding into functional foods. For more information, visit or call (877) 377-4242.