The word bacteria tends to carry a negative connotation – but it’s not all bad. There are hundreds of different bacteria present in the digestive tract called microflora. Some of these bacteria support the body in maintaining healthy digestive function. Maintaining a healthy balance of healthy bacteria and “bad” bacteria supports not only your digestive health, but your immune health as well. After all, approximately 70-80% of your immune system is in your digestive tract – also known as your gut! Probiotics are a heavily researched option for maintaining that balance, and helping to maintain healthy colonization of bacteria within your gut ecosystem. Probiotics are able to support our digestive system with helpful bacteria that neutralize harmful bacteria.1*
Exposure to environmental toxins and lifestyle factors like stress, excessive alcohol use and unhealthy diets make sustaining gut balance increasingly important. Keep your gut health on track with Probiotics-10! Offering 10 of the most common and studied probiotic strains, each with unique benefits, our formula works synergistically to support numerous areas of health, from immunity to stomach comfort and bowel regularity.*
While other probiotics products may deliver large amounts of Colony Forming Units (CFUs) or probiotic strain varieties, they may not deliver the complete support that Probiotics-10 offers. Other competitors’ products may easily become less viable due to their manufacturing process and reduced shelf life. By the time the product is used, it may be significantly less effective. Probiotics-10 utilizes LiveBac®† technology, a unique tableting process to deliver high-viability probiotic products that are far less susceptible to damaging environmental factors. This extends the active shelf life of our product.*
Probiotics-10 also defends against the effects of stomach acid during digestion with BIO-tract®††. Probiotics may become ineffective when they meet stomach acid during the digestive process. Meaning, when you take a probiotic supplement, the number of viable strains and CFUs may greatly reduce by the time they are absorbed into the body. BIO-tract® protects probiotic organisms from stomach acid on their way to the intestinal tract, supporting a significantly higher percentage of organisms to reach the intestine alive.*
It is estimated that tens of trillions of bacteria from over 500 different species of bacteria exist within the GI tract.2 Our formula’s 10 carefully selected probiotic strains each support optimal digestive health*:
Proprietary Probiotic Blend 10 Billion CFUs‡‡: 300 mg
Lactobacillus plantarum has been used in the process of fermenting foods for hundreds of years. It promotes a normal digestive tract. It is able to promote the proper balance of bacteria destroy pathogens while preserving vital nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins. One of the most amazing talents of L. plantarum is its ability to synthesize L-lysine, an essential amino acid. L. plantarum is able to promote a proper balance of bacteria in the intestine by neutralizing unhealthy bacteria and also by competing for nutrients which the unhealthy bacteria live on. By doing so, harmful bacteria pass harmlessly through the body.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is one of the most highly studied and widely used probiotic organisms. It is a strain of lactic acid producing, rod-shaped microbes that have numerous benefits for digestive health. L. acidophilus produces vitamin K, lactase and acidolin, acidolphilin, lactocidin and bacteriocin. Multiple human trials report benefits of L. acidophilus for maintaining vaginal health. Due to the multiple functions of this microorganism, scientists have discovered that administering L. acidophilus orally helps maintain the healthy colonization of bacteria within the digestive tract. L. acidophilus has been shown to support digestive functions and support the immune system. The lactase that L. acidophilus creates is an enzyme that supports the normal breakdown of lactose into simple sugars.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus is a strain of probiotics that aids in balancing the gastrointestinal microflora. It is one of the most intensely studied bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. One of the remarkable things about L. rhamnosus is its ability to tolerate and even thrive in the harsh acidic conditions normally found in the stomach. L. rhamnosus is believed to be of considerable assistance with immune function in healthy adults, particularly in the urinary tract system (acidic condition). Research has shown that L. rhamnosus helps maintain gastric epithelial cell health, supporting the integrity of the stomach lining.
Lactobacillus salivarius resides in the mouth and small intestine. It has been shown effective in supporting dental health. L. salivarius has the unique ability to support a healthy gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, L. salivarius may also support immune health.
Bifidobacterium are rod-shaped microbes that have been identified as the most important organisms in the intestine for providing barrier protection. Like Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium are lactic acid-producing microbes found in fermented foods such as yogurt and cheese. Despite the fact that when we are born Bifidobacterium makes up approximately 95 percent of the total gut population, the Bifidobacterium population decreases in our intestines as adults and declines further as we advance in age. B. bifidum is the predominant bacteria strain found in the microflora of breast-fed infants. It is believed that B. bifidum contributes to the gastrointestinal health of breast-fed infants. In addition to barrier protection, research has shown that Bifidobacterium help to support the immune system by promoting normal lymphocyte and phagocyte activity.
Bifidobacterium breve is another branched, rod-shaped bacterium. B. breve promotes health of the gastrointestinal tract. B. breve is also present in the vagina, where it helps support the body’s normal resistance to yeast. The job of B. breve in the digestive tract is to ferment sugars and produce lactic acid, as well as acetic acid. B. breve is like a champion among probiotic bacteria due to its superior ability to metabolize many types of food.
Bifidobacterium infantis is a probiotic bacterium that inhabits the intestine of both infants and adults. According to a study sponsored by P&G Health Sciences Institute and published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, B. infantis may be beneficial to promote stomach health and comfort. B. infantis plays an important role in basic digestion, proper metabolism and overall well-being.
Bifidobacterium longum is a branched, rod-shaped bacterium that is among the first to colonize the sterile digestive tract of newborn infants. There is evidence that B. longum competes for attachment sites on the intestinal mucosal membrane, promoting the balanced colonization of bacteria. It has a high resistance to gastric acid and shares similar functions as B. bifidum, such as supporting the immune system and providing barrier protection.
Lactobacillus casei is a rod-shaped species of Lactobacillus found in milk, cheese, and dairy. It is a lactic acid producer like other species within the Lactobacillus genus and has been found to assist in the colonization of beneficial bacteria. L. casei is active in a broad temperature and pH range and can be found naturally in the mouth and intestine of humans. It is a lactase producer which supports the normal breakdown of lactose and promotes optimal digestive health.
Lactobacillus helveticus has been well studied for many years and is commonly used in the production of Swiss-type cheeses to enhance flavor. Several beneficial probiotic effects are reported, such as the ability to survive in the stomach and to reach the intestine alive, promoting balanced bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. A number of studies have been conducted in regard to the myriad of potential health benefits offered by L. helveticus. These studies have focused on health topics, such as bone mineral density and bone mineral content, calcium and bone metabolism, arterial flexibility, and blood pressure.
‡‡ Contains 10 billion CFUs (colony-forming units) at time of manufacture and maintains probiotic benefits throughout shelf life.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product(s) is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
†LiveBac® is a patented process and a registered trademark of Probi USA, Inc. U.S. Pat. Nos. 8,007,777 and 8,540,980.††BIO-tract® is a registered trademark of Probi USA, Inc.
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