Probiotic 225 Product Description
Growing evidence supports the use of high-dose probiotics, like PRObiotic 225, as intensive support for promoting optimal gastrointestinal and immune function.
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is a finely balanced environment where roughly 300 different strains of bacteria compete for space and nutrients. When there is a healthy balance (eubiosis), few symptoms exist. However, dysbiosis can occur when an over-abundance of potentially harmful organisms prevail. The natural flora balance can be upset by medications (such as antibiotics, oral contraceptives, etc.), drinking chlorinated water, or eating too many processed foods.
Probiotics have been extensively studied and are characterized as having broad health benefits including (1) increasing populations of healthy bacteria following microflora imbalance; (2) supporting healthy bowel function; (3) increasing the production of important short chain fatty acids that provide energy to the GI lining; (4) creating a strong immune barrier and boosting immune function; (5) aiding in the digestion of difficult to break down compounds like lactose and casein; and (6) increasing detoxification of harmful compounds.
Because probiotics are live organisms, there are many challenges associated with manufacturing and distributing probiotic supplements. For a probiotic to be effective, it must be shelf stabile through the expiration date and shown to survive passage through the harsh GI environment to the intestines for maximum benefit. The microorganisms in PROBiotic 225 are first protected, sealed, and then freeze dried away from moisture, heat, light and oxygen. This puts the bacteria into a state of “hibernation,” allowing them to remain dormant, until they are exposed to moisture in the GI tract. PROBiotic 225 also contains probiotic strains that have been strategically selected based on research supporting their survivability and adherence to the intestinal tract.
PROBiotic 225 is a high- concentration probiotic supplement scientifically formulated to provide 225 billion CFUs of beneficial bacteria for intensive probiotic support. The hardy strains of in PROBiotic 225 have been specifically chosen for their clinical efficacy and ability to survive the harsh GI environment and a broad range of pH. PROBiotic 225 is formulated for maximum potency at room temperature storage. PROBiotic 225 comes in convenient, single-serving packs that travel easily and mix well with foods, water and any variety of beverages.
Mix 1 packet into 8 oz of a cold beverage of your choice, or as recommended by your health care professional.
- Provides Intensive, High Concentration Probiotic Support
- Accelerates the Proliferation of Healthy Intestinal Flora
- Supports Gastrointestinal Health
- Enhances Immune Function
- Increases secretory IgA for Enhanced Gut Immunity
Lactobacillus acidophilus (La-14)
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a beneficial bacteria strain that is normally found in the human intestinal tract and mouth, and is commercially used in dairy products for the production of acidophilus-type yogurt. L. acidophilus ferments various carbohydrates producing lactic acid, a short chain fatty acid that increases the absorption and bioavailability of minerals. This includes calcium, copper, magnesium and manganese. The production of lactic acid also promotes health by creating an inhospitable environment for invading microbes. L. acidophilushas been shown to protect intestinal cells by competing for adhesion space in the GI tract against harmful bacteria, such as E. coli. The L. acidophilus La-14 strain has been specifically chosen for use in PROBiotic 225 because of its strong adherence and survival attributes. It has been demonstrated to tolerate exposure to stomach acid, bile salts and antibiotics, including Ciproflaxin, Polymyxin B and Tetracycline.
Lactobacillus plantarum (Lpc-115)
Lactobacillus plantarum is a beneficial bacteria commonly found in fermented foods including sauerkraut, pickles, brined olives and sourdough. L. plantarum has been found to compete against strains of Clostridium difficile and Clostridium perfringens, due to the production of bacteriocins (lethal proteins) that inhibit bacterial growth. Studies have also demonstrated that L. plantarum helps boost the immune response by stimulating Th1-mediated immunity.
Bifidobacterium lactis (BI-04)
Bifidobacteria lactis is predominantly found in the colon. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial on subjects receiving B. lactis or placebo for eight weeks found that B. lactis supported a balanced immune response in individuals hypersensitive to environmental allergens. Studies examining immune development and dietary supplementation with B. lactis have shown that it supports GI health by reducing intestinal permeability.
Lactobacillus salivarus (Ls-33)
Among the Lactobacillus species, Lactobacillus salivarus, has been shown to produce bacteriocins that inhibit the growth of H. pylori. L. salivarus can withstand high concentrations of acids allowing it to adhere and survive in the stomach and bind to gastric epithelial cells, while producing high amounts of pathogen-inhibiting lactic acid.
Lactobacillus casei (Lc-11)
The immune regulating properties of Lactobacillus casei have been reported in several studies. L. casei has been shown to regulate inflammatory pathways and reduce oxidative stress, indicating an antioxidant effect. L. casei has also been shown to support immune function by increasing natural killer (NK) cell activity and support healthy inflammatory balance.
Bifidobacterium bifidum (Bb-02)
Bifidiobacterium bifidum is predominantly found in the colon. Bifidobacterium is a normal resident of healthy infant GI tracts and usually colonizes within four days of life. B. bifidum has been shown to effectively compete with harmful bacteria such E. coli, Staphyolococcus aureus and Camplylobacter jejuni suggesting that B. bifidum’s lactic acid and acetic acid production provides an antagonistic action against pathogens to help maintain microflora balance.