Over its 20+ year history, Bio-K+ grew from 10 employees to over a hundred. The business expanded from Québec-based natural health food outlets to an international network of pharmacies, health food and grocery stores and hospitals in Canada and the United States.
We owe our success to our 3 patented strains, CL1285®, LBC80R® and CLR2®, with amazing results in the support of intestinal and digestive health but, more importantly, to the dedicated researchers and scientists who work tirelessly to improve the health of your microbiome on a daily basis.
The Milestones That Made Us Who We Are
1960 - 1983
In 1960, Microbiologist Dr. Luquet, isolates human bacteria with amazing properties. In 1983, young entrepreneur Claude Chevalier meets Luquet and discuss his findings - They envision the combination of science and food.
1993 - 1996
Bio-K+ is founded and the proprietary formula is patented. The Original product is launched in '96: A fermented milk product with 50 billion live and active probiotic bacteria.
Québec hospitals face a health crisis that leads to thousands of deaths. Confident that the formula has unique properties that can potentially save lives, Bio-K+ takes part in a clinical trial to assess its effectiveness.
The study demonstrates the formula's effectiveness in reducing several pain points. Bio-K+’s reputation grows, as the product is introduced in pharmacy chains and grocery stores nationwide.
Health Canada approves the formula based on strong, published clinical data. This confirms that Bio-K+ is a safe and proven solution. Meanwhile, Bio-K+ expands its distribution in California health food stores.
In late 2020, Bio-K+ is acquired by Kerry Group, a world leader in proactive health and nutrition.
Bio-K+ launches the Extra line in 2021 which fits perfectly into the active, modern and post-pandemic lifestyle of today’s consumer, always looking for innovative and natural ways to stay healthy.
Our Values, Our DNA
Here, independence means the freedom to make decisions, while being accountable for the results.
We’re committed to collaborating, we question, listen, share and grow towards a common goal.
Entrepreneurs at heart, we're curious, interested and unafraid to think differently.
These values are of great importance to both our employees and our customers.