A Sunny Science Beginning

PERKii has a unique background when it comes to the beverage world, being born from a world-leading University, developed with a specific drive to solve an age-old challenge.

It’s this same innovative state of mind, and focus to create Better For You solutions that drive the PERKii probiotic drinks team today.

When Professor Bhesh Bhandari and his team at UQ's School of Agriculture and Food Sciences began researching encapsulation methods for active ingredients such as probiotics, they had a major challenge to overcome: how to ensure these 'good-for-gut' bacteria could safely make their way to a person's gut. 

Probiotics were known to provide many health benefits, but could not survive the trip to the intestine due to the highly acidic environment of the stomach.