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DuPont Nutrition & Health Commits to Driving “Healthy China 2030” with Probiotics

KUNSHAN, CHINA, December 13, 2018 – Today, DuPont Nutrition & Health presented on the latest developments on clinical research, market insights and trends on global probiotics products at the 3rd Probiotics and Health Medical Science Summit. Top food safety and clinical experts in China exchanged the standards and safety of probiotics and domestic clinical research results with focus on digestion, immunity, women’s & children’s health, and internal microbiota regulation. The summit attracted close to 50 chief physicians from the Department of Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Dermatology, Endocrinology and Internal Medicine of leading Third-Level Grade-A hospitals across the country.

DuPont Nutrition & Health Helps to Reduce Health Risks for Overweight Consumers

WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 11, 2018 – DuPont Nutrition & Health has released new findings from a clinical study of a synbiotic dietary supplement that gives hope to overweight consumers at risk of health complications. Combining the benefits of a proven probiotic with a prebiotic fiber, HOWARU® Shape has proven potential to improve metabolic health while supporting weight loss.

New Study into Nasal Microbiota by DuPont

KANTVIK, Finland, September 26, 2018 – A collaborative clinical study between DuPont Nutrition & Health, the University of Virginia and 4Pharma Ltd indicates that nasal microbiota may influence the viral load, host innate immune response and clinical symptoms during rhinovirus infection.

HOWARU Shape Wins Ingredient of the Year

A Gold Standard Clinical Trial and In-depth Consumer Insight Clinches Prestigious Inaugural NutraIngredients-Asia Award
SINGAPORE, September 12, 2018 – DuPont Nutrition & Health today announced its HOWARU® Shape has won the prestigious Ingredient of the Year Award 2018 in recognition of its contribution to weight management and the global fight against obesity. The inaugural NutraIngredients-Asia award recognizes true innovation and cutting-edge research in healthy foods, supplements and nutrition, and is an acknowledgement of the industry’s very best international health research.

Understanding Probiotics

Probiotics are live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a benefit on the host. Lactobacillus and bifidobacterium are the most commonly used probiotics in pharmaceutical, dietary supplement and food industries. Click here for answers to consumers’ frequently asked questions and to learn more about the science behind probiotics.

Business Partners

DuPont strives to provide the best solutions for customers from market research, product development, production design and all the way to product launch at sales outlets. In addition, we also provide a suite of important value-added resources for licensees of the HOWARU® trademark.

HOWARU® Products

HOWARU® is DuPont’s premium probiotics brand. Offered as single strains or pre-formulated blends, each HOWARU® product can help address different health issues. High performance, high stability and high functionality are its 3 hallmarks.

HOWARU® Dophilus

HOWARU® Dophilus HOWARU® Dophilus HOWARU®Products HOWARU® Dophilus (based on lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®) The world’s first lactobacillus acidophilus used for health foods that is able to improve gastrointestinal health The human gastrointestinal tract is an...

HOWARU® Transit (Bifido)

HOWARU® Transit (Bifido) HOWARU® Transit (Bifido) HOWARU®Products HOWARU® Transit (Bifido) A good helper for intestinal peristalsis that can effectively reduce constipation Constipation is a common anorectal disorder. There are different factors behind it, such as...

HOWARU® Protect

HOWARU® Protect The HOWARU® Protect HOWARU®Products The HOWARU® Protect Good gut bacteria help to maintain natural immunity Immunity is an invisible “barrier” for our body. Just like a city wall, it resists outside stimulants and allergens, and is closely related to...

HOWARU® Balance

HOWARU® Balance HOWARU® Balance HOWARU®Products HOWARU® Balance (Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM® and Bifidobacterium lactis HN019™) Offering healthy digestion and natural immunity in 1 convenient supplement 70% of the human body’s lymph nodes are distributed in the...

HOWARU® Restore II

HOWARU® Restore II HOWARU® Restore II HOWARU®Products HOWARU® Restore II (L. acidophilus NCFM® and L. paracasei Lpc-37™, B. lactis Bi-07™ and B. lactis Bl-04®) Restoring gut health and overcoming gut discomfort caused by antibiotics The gut is the “second brain” of...


HOWARU® Shape HOWARU® Shape HOWARU®Products HOWARU® Shape (10B CFU Bifidobacterium lactis B420™ alone or in combination with 12g of prebiotic fiber Litesse® Ultra™ polydextrose) Feel like yourself, while naturally trimming inches from your waist With the rise of...


DuPont has over 100 years of strain fermentation and production experience and the support of more than 750 scientific publications on probiotics. Get access to download product cards and literature for each HOWARU® product.

Our Company

DuPont is a global leader in probiotics science and manufacturing. We are innovative solvers, drawing on deep consumer insights and a broad product portfolio to help our customers turn challenges into high-value business opportunities.

Our Company

With the world’s population projected to increase to 9 billion by the year 2050, providing for the food needs of people everywhere presents unprecedented challenges. At the same time, consumers all over the globe are more eager than ever to buy healthier food.

DuPont fully applies science to improve food nutrition, ensure food safety and develop innovative and sustainable solutions to feed the world’s growing population. DuPont scientists and business experts are collaborating with food manufacturers and producers worldwide to make food safer, healthier, better-tasting and easier to produce.

HOWARU® Innovation

For us, innovation requires extensive portfolios, scientific tests and a profound understanding of technologies, our customer’s value chain and the consumer market.