Home Yogurt Starters

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MicroJiva Dairy (MJD) Home Yogurt Starters is an innovative new line of products that offers a simple solution to easily culture yogurt at home. The high-quality home yogurt starters come in various forms:


  • Probiotic Supplement
  • Yo-Dolce Yogurt Drink

Key Strains:

  • Streptococcus thermophilus
  • Lactobacillus delbruekii spp. bulgaricus
  • Lactococcus lactis spp. cremoris
  • Propionibacterium freudenreichii spp. freudenreichii

Key Benefits:

  • High-quality yogurt made at-home
  • Balanced formula for great taste and texture
  • Helps improve gut health and restore microbial imbalance
  • Choice of plain, raspberry, coconut, mango or custom flavor
  • Custom use with a range of applications


MicroJiva Dairy (MJD) Home Yogurt Starters offers simple and sustainable solutions for culturing homemade, natural yogurt products with added probiotics made of carefully selected active strains that benefit gut and whole-body health. MJD Home Yogurt Starters can be used to make thick yogurts or drinkable yogurt to fit your needs. The option of plain or natural fruit flavors makes for a great taste and synergistic effect through prebiotic and probiotic effects.

We offer high-quality yogurt starter cultures in various forms, tailored to your needs for marketing and distribution. With more than 3,000 bacterial strains available, our yogurt products are made with carefully balanced formulas for great consistency and taste.

We provide two types of yogurt starters:

  • Probiotic Supplement (MJD-YP)
  • Yo-Dolce Yogurt Drink (MJD-YD)

MJD Probiotic Supplement is a unique probiotic blend that can be used to culture yogurt at home. It is available as capsules (MJD-YP-CB) or powder sachets (MJD-YP-SP) and in plain or flavored (banana, raspberry, coconut, mango or custom) forms.

MJD Yo-Dolce Yogurt Drink is a unique blend of bacterial strains that together act as a starter for a simple and tasteful yogurt drink that can be made at home. It is available in capsule (MJD-YD-CB) or powder sachet (MJD-YD-SP) form and comes as plain or flavored (banana, raspberry, coconut, mango or custom).

Key Benefits:

  • High-quality yogurt made at-home
  • Balanced formula for great taste and texture
  • Helps improve gut health and restore microbial imbalance
  • Choice of plain, raspberry, coconut, mango or custom flavor
  • Custom use with a range of applications


Main Biological Ingredients:

  • Streptococcus thermophilus
  • Lactobacillus delbruekii subsp. bulgaricus
  • Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris
  • Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis
  • Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar diacetylactis
  • Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. mesenteroides
  • Lactobacillus helveticus
  • Propionibacterium freudenreichii subsp. freudenreichii
  • Brevibacterium linens
  • Debaryomyces hanenii
  • Kluyveromyces marxianus

Suggested Use:

QuantityThe blister packs contain 10 grams of capsules. The cartons contain 10 sachets with 10 grams of probiotic granules in each sachet, for a total of 100 grams.

Directions: Heat 1 liter of milk to 180°F and let cool to 112-115°F. Add contents of the capsule/sachet on top of milk and stir thoroughly. Cover and let set for 8-12 hours or until desired consistency. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy! For drinkable yogurt, add milk to final mixture until desired consistency. Shake well and enjoy!

Storage Instructions: The product is stable at controlled room temperature and does not require refrigeration. However, it is recommended to store the product in a refrigerated or cool, dry place below 25°C.

All of our starter cultures are certified Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Kosher and Halal.

From the cryotube to the starter, our total quality system is designed to guarantee your satisfaction. Our industrial division will provide you with:

  • Highly trained technical experts to guide you through the entire process
  • Research and quality team to ensure your product is made using the latest innovations and quality ingredients
  • Regulatory department to assist with legal matters and quality standards
  • Custom formulations and high-quality ferments for all your product needs


This product is manufactured in US FDA- and Health Canada-approved GMP production plants in US/Canada. It is 100% Vegetarian and Kosher.

Proviva Pharma probiotic products are produced by Biena Inc. located in Montreal, Canada, in the heart of St-Hyacinthe’s Biotechnology Park. The area has been recognized globally by PwC and AURP as one of the top bio-clusters for food, veterinary and environmental-focused health innovations. The region currently holds more than 400 manufacturing companies in the areas of agribusiness and biotechnology and is ranked one of the best and most qualified locations in Canada for its industrial dynamism.

Biena Inc. facilities are GMP certified where the probiotic supplements are produced from strain vials to finished products in personalized dosage forms, to fit Proviva Pharma’s needs. All of the Proviva Pharma probiotic products are manufactured under GMP conditions in a 55,000 sq.ft, state-of-the-art facility.

Quality Assurance:

  • HACCP & GMP total Quality System
  • Follow ISO 17025 International Regulation for Quality
  • Quality manual and SOP as per current Health Canada & FDA Regulations
  • Each lot’s safety & quality validated by certified third-party labs, environmental and pest control
  • Stability study on your formulas
  • Regular audit for Health Canada & FDA CFR 21 part 111
  • Approved vendors of many major pharmacies and natural food stores throughout the world

Quality of Proviva Pharma/Biena Formulas:

  • Qualified in-house production, QA, QC and R&D team
  • Production of highly active and stable strains
  • Controlled environmental conditions
  • HEPA Filtration
  • Air pressured clean rooms
  • Modern ventilation system for low humidity (≤35%)
  • Strict handling and cleaning SOPs to avoid cross contamination
  • Complete traceability of lots to ingredient suppliers
  • Over 150 QA check points to ensure product quality
  • Modern facility tailor made for ensuring cell viability and stability from strain vial to finished product

Facility Certified

All Proviva Pharma/Biena products have received verification in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard. Thus, each product is produced without genetic engineering and remains void of GMO-derived ingredients.

Proviva Pharma/Biena collaborative partners:


All departments work together to support your probiotic needs

Specification: Home Yogurt Starters


Yo-Pro Probiotic Supplement, Yo-Dolce Yogurt Drink


Capsule, Sachet

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