Probiotics

 

To maintain optimal digestive health it is essential to receive an adequate supply of beneficial bacteria. Beneficial bacteria help protect the body against harmful or bad bacteria, which are often responsible for stomach upset and food-borne illnesses. Many factors affect the amount of good bacteria present in the body, such as illness and aging, which is why good bacteria are a great addition to the daily diet. Over 80% of the immune system lies directly outside the human digestive tract. Thus, having a healthy immune system starts with taking care of your gut. Probiotics (meaning “life”) refers to good bacteria (live microbial organisms) that improve flora in the intestinal tract.

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Probiotics
50 Billion CFU Probiotic Support (Item #VL 760)

Probiotics produce compounds in the gut that lower intestinal pH, which creates a non-favorable environment for harmful invasive bacteria to survive. Some probiotics also produce enzymes and B vitamins, which support a healthy digestive system. Prebiotics are non-digestible fibers that promote survival and stimulate the growth and activity of probiotics which can improve the host’s health.

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Acidophilus & Bifidus Powder (Item #759)

Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria are beneficial microorganisms that live in the body and help maintain the body’s health in a variety of ways. These good bacteria are already present in the human body but their numbers are often too low to maintain a healthy balance. These beneficial bacteria may be eliminated in many ways; like all aspects of the human body, they are affected by unhealthy habits—not enough sleep, bad food choices, environmental factors, stress, and the many unfriendly microorganisms that our body faces regularly. Another big influence on good bacteria is the use of antibiotics. This is a major reason that antibiotics often cause digestive discomfort; the good bacteria that maintain...Full Details

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Acidophilus, Freeze Dried (Item #715)

Probiotics, meaning "life," refers to good bacteria such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, which is the beneficial bacteria present in our acidophilus capsules. In order to obtain optimal intestinal health it is important to maintain the proper balance of good versus bad bacteria. It may be hard to obtain an adequate amount of good bacteria via the diet, since many foods, including yogurt, often lose most or all of their lactobacillus cells by the time the product is shelved, purchased, and then finally consumed. Our freeze-dried acidophilus capsules contain a minimum of 100 million viable lactobacillus acidophilus cells per capsule at manufacture and a guaranteed 50 million or more up to the Best By date.

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Dual Action Acidophilus & Bifidus® (Item #716)

Probiotics (meaning "life") refers to friendly or good bacteria, such as acidophilus and bifidobacterium which are live microbial supplements that improve flora in the intestinal tract. Probiotics can be found naturally occurring in cultured dairy products, such as yogurt. Unfortunately, by the time yogurt is shelved, purchased and consumed little or no live bacteria is actually present -- which is why probiotic supplements are a great addition to the daily diet. Many consumers find probiotic supplements inconvenient due to short expiration dates and required refrigeration. Our Dual Action Acidophilus & Bifidus®, A supplement that has a two year Best By date and a unique technology that protects the probiotics...Full Details

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Multi-Flora Probiotic (Item #718)

Probiotics are live bacteria with health benefits. They provide the human gut with multiple supportive functions. Often referred to as "beneficial bacteria," these microorganisms help to digest lactose, protein, regulate bowel motility, and keep the GI tract, in general, functioning optimally. Because a majority of our immune system is housed within the digestive tract, maintaining a healthy gut is essential for overall health and wellness. There are actually more bacterial cells in the human body than there are human cells! Many strains of "good" bacteria exist, but the majority of research has been done on a few selected strains--notably, the Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum strains. Today, consumers...Full Details