Probiotics are defined as live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. Research indicates that more than 70 percent of the immune system is in the gut; therefore, a proper balance of intestinal flora is essential for normal gut function.* The gastrointestinal flora also play a role in digestion, nutrient absorption, cholesterol assimilation, recovery from diarrhea, reducing gas and constipation, and metabolizing potentially carcinogenic toxins.* Numerous factors can adversely affect gut health and the balance of natural flora, including antibiotic therapy, over-the-counter medications, stress, pathogen overgrowth, diet, and even travel.
Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are the two most common genera of "good" bacteria that have been studied for their effects on general digestive and immune health. The presence of these two strains promotes the body's natural balance of intestinal flora.*
The Lactobacillus family is the most numerous genera in the small intestine and aids in converting lactose and sugars into lactic acid, thereby increasing gastrointestinal acidity and creating an unfriendly environment for pathogenic bacteria.* Lactobacillus probiotics also help metabolize toxins and support the body's natural response to inflammation.*
Organisms in the Bifidobacterium family are the most common bacteria found in the colon. Their presence promotes a healthy balance of beneficial and pathogenic bacteria in the gut, can enhance the normal immune response, and aids in promoting normal digestive function.*
The organisms in FloraMend Prime Probiotic have been shown in clinical trials to relieve occasional diarrhea and constipation, promote normal digestion, reduce gas, support normal immune function, and counter adverse effects associated with the use of antibiotics.*
FloraMend Prime Probiotic is a proprietary, high-potency blend of three human-derived strains: Lactobacillus gasseri, Bifidobacterium bifidum, and Bifidobacterium longum provided in an acid-resistant capsule for effective delivery to the intestinal tract where the organisms can colonize and replicate. FloraMend Prime Probiotic delivers 5 billion CFUs in a one-per-day dosage. Unlike many probiotics, it is dairy, allergen, and excipient free and is heat- and moisture-resistant due to glass bottle packaging. FloraMend Prime Probiotic is suitable for adults and children and requires no refrigeration.
Many probiotics on the market promise up to 50 billion or more CFUs per capsule, but higher numbers don't necessarily mean the product is better or more effective. Higher numbers of organisms are irrelevant if the bacteria are not stable, alive, healthy, and don't survive stomach acid to colonize and replicate in the intestine. The unique characteristics of the strains in FloraMend Prime Probiotic together with the acid-resistant capsule delivery system ensure the strains are delivered to the intestinal tract and that potency and viability is maintained until the expiration date. FloraMend Prime Probiotic – a probiotic with stability yields numbers you can trust – guaranteed full potency at expiration!
Your patients need a good fiber supplement. Are you giving them the best one? Thorne Research is proud to introduce FiberMend, a water-soluble, easily-digested fiber formula to help maintain regularity and balanced GI flora.* Click the above image to learn more.
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