This broad-spectrum probiotic is guaranteed to provide 10 billion CFUs (colony forming units) in every vege-capsule throughout the product expiration date thanks to a unique microencapsulation process. This microencapsulation protects the probiotic strains from gastric juices by coating them with a glycerin fatty acid ester, ensuring a survival rate 5 times higher than uncoated probiotic strains! In addition to 5 strains of probiotics, HTN’s Microencapsulated Probiotic also contains 500mg of FOS (fructo-oligosaccharides) as a prebiotic, which provides key nutrients for beneficial intestinal bacteria, stimulating growth of friendly flora.
Let’s take a Closer Look at the Probiotic & Prebiotic Strains Included:
Lactobacillus salivarius – Has been shown to suppress pathogenic bacterial overgrowth and can be beneficial in the alleviation of symptoms associated with IBS and pancreatic necrosis .
Lactobacillus acidophilus – Arguably one of the most important probiotics in promoting a healthy balance of intestinal bacteria while maintaining intestinal cell wall structure, ensuring proper nutrient absorption. L. acidophilus colonizes in the small intestines, attaching itself to intestinal walls, preventing the colonization of harmful pathogens, and research shows it may be beneficial in managing ulcerative colitis and pouchitis.
Lactobacillus paracasei –Clinical trials have shown L. paracasei to reduce incidence of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and Clostridium difficile (C-diff) infections along with L. acidophilus and L. rhamnosus , . L. paracasei also helps to increase level of other beneficial lactic acid producing bacteria, supporting overall immune health.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus – In addition to L. rhamnosus’ beneficial effect on gastrointestinal infections and diarrhea, such a C. diff, a multitude of scientific evidence shows that this strain stimulates the immune response promoting organic vaccination and possibly prevention of certain allergic responses . By adhering to intestinal and epithelieal cell walls, L. rhamnosus maintains intestinal integrity and promotes healthy digestion and absorption.
Bifidobacterium animalis – Predominantly found in dairy products, B. animalis facilitates lactose digestion and improves the gut mucosal barrier while lowering levels of lipopolysaccharides in the intestines . Residing in our large intestine, B. animalis promotes a healthy immune system while providing possible benefits in the management of ulcerative colitis .
FOS – Fructo oligo saccharides – These short chain sugar molecules serve as a prebiotic, or essentially a food source, for beneficial intestinal bacteria. They not only stimulate growth of friendly intestinal flora, (FOS are fermented by colon bacteria into short-chain fatty acids which causes the pH of the intestines to decrease, helping to inhibit growth of less desirable bacteria and encourage growth of lactobacillus and bifidobacterial species) but they also promote healthy digestion, increased absorption of calcium and magnesium, and discourage undesirable bacteria and yeasts from colonizing the intestines.
With our body’s natural probiotic levels decreasing as we age, and as we encounter environmental stressors, let HTN help you get your GI system back on track! Our Microencapsulated Probiotic with FOS is shelf-stable for your convenience and made in a certified cGMP facility in the USA. It is also free of milk or milk by-products, egg or egg by-products, fish or fish by-products, shellfish or shellfish by-products, tree nuts, wheat or wheat by-products, peanut or peanut by-products, and soybeans and soy by-products and is also gluten free.
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