PERKii delivers live and protected probiotics, in a refreshing water-based drink with a delicious splash of natural flavour. With only 26 calories and just one and a half teaspoons of sugar from apples, PERKii is leading the way in beverages. PERKii is the way you feel as your body responds to the goodness of live probiotics. As you discover the delicious taste of PERKii, we know your taste buds and your body will thank you.
Microgels are tiny natural beads that encapsulate the probiotics in PERKii to ensure its survival through the acidic stomach environment, to the lower digestive system, where the probiotics actually do their work. The process of creating Microgels (Progel™ technology), on a commercial scale, was developed by scientists at The University of Queensland in Brisbane. No other probiotic drink can boast the use of this world-first technology. Progel™ technology allows the delivery of live and protected probiotics, in a refreshing drink, using 85% water with great natural flavours.
Each bottle contains 1 billion live Lacobacillus casei, a strain with proven health benefits, in a refreshing low calorie drink (26 calories). Perkii® helps consumers control weight, improve gut health and boost immunity by delivering live probiotics in refreshing low calorie drinks.
April 13, 2016 - News Article, Courier Mail
Queensland drink PERKii takes on $50 billion global probiotics market
A PROBIOTIC water has made the leap from the lab to supermarket shelves after securing $4 million in funding to take on the world’s $50 billion market.
PERKii, developed by scientists at the University of Queensland, won over investors at Uniseed, UniQuest, Brisbane Angels and start-up gurus at Woolworths to fund a deal to stock their world-first drink in more than 300 Woolworths Caltex outlets in Australia.
The team behind the business hope the flavoured water-based drink, which delivers one billion live probiotics to the digestive system, will take on Australia’s growing “functional drinks” market.
Chief executive Randy Milne, a former Coca-Cola Amatil business manager, said he hoped the drink would strike a chord with health-conscious consumers and help the Brisbane-based start-up expand even further on to supermarket shelves around the country.
“I came across what the team at UQ had been doing and I knew I had to give it a crack,” he said.
“I left my high-paying job for three shampoo bottles of this liquid and made a plan to bring it to life.”
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