Support Biotic 60 vegetable capsules
Our intestinal tract does not contain any bacteria when we are born but instead first get colonized through childbirth and breast-feeding. Unfortunately, the extreme overuse of antibiotics by medical doctors have led to a depletion of bacteria, both good and bad. This leaves our bodies open for infection, particularly in children whose immune systems are still developing.
People with flourishing intestinal colonies of beneficial bacteria are better equipped to fight the growth of disease-causing bacteria. Lactobacilli and bifidobacteria maintain a healthy balance of intestinal flora by producing organic compounds—such as lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and acetic acid—that increase the acidity of the intestine and inhibit the reproduction of many harmful bacteria. Probiotic bacteria also produce substances called bacteriocins, which act as natural antibiotics to kill undesirable microorganisms.
Two common examples of probiotics found in the intestines are lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. Acidophilus and bifidobacteria may manufacture B vitamins, including niacin, folic acid, biotin, and vitamin B6. Lactobacilli can prevent diarrhea in children. In the intestine, probiotic bacteria are believed to protect the mucous lining by keeping harmful bacteria from sticking to the intestinal wall.
Diarrhea caused by antibiotic use is thought to occur because the probiotic bacteria are killed, allowing the harmful bacteria to colonize the intestine. Supplementing probiotics is thought to stop this process by reducing the harmful bacteria’s access to the mucous membrane of the intestine.
Our stomachs and intestines are populated by hundreds of billions of these bacteria. Amazingly, there are more probiotic organisms in our gut than there are cells in our bodies! That’s a lot of bacteria, but it’s GOOD bacteria, and each strain has specific functions in the human body. While a good balance of these different microflora is necessary, there are many factors that can, and do, disrupt this balance – certain medications, like antacids and pain medications, a poor diet, infection, stress, bad bacteria, and aging. The good news is that a rapidly expanding body of research suggests that supplementing the diet with probiotics can have a beneficial affect on gastrointestinal function, and therefore overall health.
Support Biotic is synergistic blend of 6 different strains of beneficial microorganisms adding up to 22 billion colony forming units per capsule.
1. Lactobacillus acidophilus is a well-studied microflora species that’s highly resistant to gastric acidity and is able to proliferate in the presence of bile. Like many probiotic organisms, it also adheres well to intestinal cells, helping to prevent the adherence of certain enteropathogens.
2. Lactobacillus paracasei is clinically proven to stimulates the immune system, significantly increase the presence of other healthful bacteria types in the gastrointestinal tract, limit the ability of harmful bacteria to take hold in the gastrointestinal tract, and help maintain a positive level of healthful bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract during antibiotic treatment.
3. Bifidobacterium bifidum is one of the workhorses of the large intestine. It has a high tolerance to gastric acidity, and, like L. acidophilus and many other probiotic organisms, it adheres well to intestinal cells, helping to prevent the adherence of certain enteropathogens.
4. Lactobacillus plantarum helps reinforce the barrier between the intestinal mucosa and the outside environment, which prevents the adhesion of pathogenic bacteria. Studies have shown improvements in patients with enteric bacterial infections.
5. Lactobacillus rhamnosus, like Lactobacillus acidophilus, is highly resistant to gastric acidity and proliferates well in bile. It, too, adheres well to intestinal cells.
6. Saccharomyces boulardii is a beneficial yeast that is recognized to have probiotic effectiveness used alone and/or in combination with other probiotics to support digestion. Saccharomyces boulardii, although it is recognized as a yeast, is not related to the Candida species (Candida albicans, tropicalas, etc.), which can cause pathogenic infections in the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts.
S. boulardii is a unique probiotic in that it is known to survive gastric acidity, it is not adversely affected or inhibited by antibiotics and does not alter or adversely affect the normal flora in the bowel. For this reason good friendly probiotic organisms (including Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium) can be taken at the same time as S. boulardii.
Saccharomyces boulardii prevents antibiotic-associated diarrhea while preventing diarrhea in critically ill and tube-fed patients.
Suggested use: 1 capsule daily, preferably at bedtime. Refrigeration is not required. Store in a dry, cool place.
Serving size: 1 capsule
Servings per container: 60
1 capsule contains:
Proprietary Blend 20 Billion CFU
Saccharomyces boulardii 2 Billion CFU
Submit a Review...
Note: All prices in US Dollars