The Prebiotic/Probiotic Formula contains 16 potent strains of Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, and Streptococcus cultures, including the clinically researched Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 that supports gastrointestinal and immune function.* Also included in the synbiotic blend is scFOS® prebiotic fiber that is well tolerated and works synergistically with probiotics to support healthy microflora in the intestinal tract.
The Prebiotic/Probiotic Formula is tested by Douglas Laboratories for product potency and identity to ensure viability, effectiveness, and label claim verification for every product. The Prebiotic/Probiotic Formula includes acid and bile resistant strains and undergo a patented cryoprotectant stabilization process.
Amount Per Serving
Serving Size 2 Vegetarian Capsules • Servings Per Container 30
each vegetarian capsule contains:
Proprietary Blend (yielding 40 Billion CFU) 560 mg
Short Chain Fructooligosaccharide (NutraFlora® scFOS®), Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium lactis (infantis), Bifidobacterium lactis HN019, Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus gasseri, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactococcus lactis, Streptococcus thermophilus
Other ingredients: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (capsule), vegetable stearate,and silica.
NutraFlora® and scFOS® are registered trademarks of GTC Nutrition.
Suggested Usage: 2 daily
The microbiota of the human gastrointestinal tract plays a key role in nutrition and health. A delicate balance exists between the human intestinal microflora and its host. Upset of this community structure may promote undesirable conditions. Many different environmental factors may affect the gut microbial ecology; these include diet, medication, stress, age and general living conditions. It is therefore important that gut microflora interactions be optimized with probiotics and prebiotics.
Probiotics are supplemental live, beneficial intestinal micro-organisms for gastrointestinal health and immune support. * Probiotics have been shown to exert a beneficial support through modification of the immune system host via the gut environment. Clinical trials also suggest that the exposure to healthy microbes through the gastrointestinal tract powerfully shapes immune function.* Multiple studies have indicated that multi-strain probiotic blends with lactobacilli, bifidobacteria, and streptococcus can provide optimal support for a diverse range of health needs.*
Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 is featured in the Prebiotic/Probiotic Formula and has been clinically shown in research to support the immune system by supporting the function of leucocytes in adults and the elderly.* It may also provide fetal immune support when consumed by pregnant mothers, according to one study. Clinical research also shows increased proportions of bifidobacterium and lactobacillus microflora in the human digestive tract after intake of B. lactis HN019. This strain may also help in the maintenance of bowel regularity and normal GI function.*
scFOS, also called short chain fructooligosaccharides, are prebiotics that have short molecular chains. They function as non-digestible fiber that can positively affect selected groups of beneficial intestinal microflora, such as lactobacillus. While probiotics merely add beneficial microflora, prebiotics influence the intestinal environment so that beneficial colonies of microflora can flourish. By aiding the beneficial microflora’s survival, less desirable microflora can have a decreased chance of survival.
The Prebiotic/Probiotic Formula is indicated for individuals that want high potency probiotics to support the intestinal tract for healthy immune and digestive function. *
Capsules: Adults take 1-2 capsules daily or as directed by a healthcare professional. May gradually increase to 4 daily.
CAUTION: Consult a healthcare professional before use if you are immune-compromised.
Gastrointestinal symptoms such as gas, bloating and diarrhea may occur in sensitive individuals. To minimize these effects, start at 1 capsule and gradually increase over time.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. After opening, keep refrigerated with lid tightly sealed for optimal results. Keep out of reach of children.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.