The body, especially the lower intestinal tract, contains a complex and diverse community of beneficial bacteria. These “friendly” bacteria help to keep our digestive systems functioning properly. They protect us from toxins, strengthen our natural defenses, and improve nutrient absorption. Certain health states — such as aging and stress – travel, and other environmental influences, all can deplete these good bacteria and cause non-beneficial bacteria to flourish in the intestinal tract.
Probiotic supplements help to restore the natural balance of good bacteria. They support immune and digestive health, provide relief of occasional intestinal distress and minor gastrointestinal pain, and help support bowel regularity. Various mechanisms may account for the effects of probiotics on human health. Possible mechanisms include altering the intestinal “microecology” to reduce harmful organisms in the intestine, producing antimicrobial compounds that destroy or suppress the growth of microorganisms and stimulating the body’s immune response. The intestinal microbiota represent one of the key elements in the body’s immune defense system. When the body is properly colonized with good bacteria, pathogens may have a harder time gaining a “foothold.”
The types of bacteria used in a probiotic are critically important. There is a wide range of species and different strains of the same species and not all have been proven to be effective. It is important to make sure the strains in the probiotic you choose are thoroughly evaluated and tested. Flora biotect™ provides a carefully researched selection of probiotics designed to work together to provide maximum benefits. One capsule provides 20 billion active cultures.
Bifidobacteria lactis (BI-04)—Bifidobacteria are broadly recognized for their key role in the human intestinal flora throughout life. B. lactis is well-suited for intestinal survival and has been shown to support gastrointestinal health and well-being, and beneficially modulate immune functions.
Bifidobacteria longum (BB536)—This proprietary, well-researched probiotic strain provides a natural defense against episodic digestive upsets, including constipation, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, gas and bloating. It decreases ammonia and putrefactive products in the digestive tract and helps down regulate the immune system’s response to seasonal challenges.
Lactobacilli acidophilus (La-14)—An extensive collection of studies support the health-enhancing probiotic properties of L. acidophilus La-14. It exhibits a strong adhesion to intestinal cell walls where it shows the ability to inhibit common pathogens and provides a beneficial modulation of immune function.
Lactobacilli rhmanosus (Lr-32)—L. rhmanosus promotes and maintains digestive tract health. It is recommended for the maintenance of regularity and normal GI function.
Saccharomyces boulardii—In multiple experimental studies, this beneficial probiotic yeast has been demonstrated to be particularly effective in supporting normal bowel function and maintaining regular transit.
Flora biotect™ also contains short chain fructo-oligosaccharides, natural prebiotic fiber shown to stimulate the growth and activity of these beneficial bacteria.
To ensure survivability of the probiotic ingredients, Flora biotect™ comes in acid-resistant capsules designed to resist disintegration in the acidic environment of the stomach and dissolve in more alkaline environments such as in the small and large intestines. This technology helps to protect the organisms from stomach acid, delivering the maximal viable organisms to the GI tract.
The capsules are individually packaged in nitrogen-purged blister packs to ensure optimum freshness and potency. There is no need for refrigeration. Store at room temperature (50-86° F), away from direct sunlight, heat, and humidity.
Flora biotect™ is vegan and does not contain dairy, soy, corn, wheat or GMOs. It should not be used for patients with intravenous catheters or compromised immune systems.
Take one capsule one to two times daily, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
|Lactobacilli/Bifidobacteria Blend||15 Billion CFU|
|L. acidophilus (La-14)|
|B. lactis (Bl-04)|
|B. longum (BB536)|
|L. rhamnosus (Lr-32)|
|Saccharomyces Boulardii||5 Billion CFU|
|NutraFlora short chain fructo-oligosaccharides||200 mg|
* Daily Value (DV) not established.
Hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearate, silica
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