Suggested Use: 1-2 capsules per day, in divided doses, with or between meals.
What Is It?
Each capsule of Probiotic-5 (dairy-free) provides 10 billion CFU of 5 beneficial bacteria strains Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium lactis. This formula combines lactobacilli and bifidobacteria to promote gastrointestinal (GI) tract health and comfort, immune cell function and overall health.*
Uses For Probiotic-5 (dairy-free) G.I. Health and Comfort:
L. acidophilus and B. longum have been shown to promote healthy cytokine production in the colon and maintain healthy GI barrier function, in part by supporting the mucosal lining of the GI tract. Several trials have also revealed that mixed probiotic supplementation helps maintain intestinal flora, support healthy yeast balance, and promote GI comfort. A study involving elderly individuals indicated that a mixture of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria maintained healthy gut ecology.*
Immune Cell Function:
Studies suggest that probiotics support immune health, enhancing B cell, T cell and NK cell function. A randomized, double blind, placebocontrolled intervention study involving 479 adults suggests that B. longum and B. bifidum promotes overall health and T cell function. Another randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial involving 25 elderly volunteers suggests that B. lactis encourages immune function by enhancing phagocytic capacity and activity.*
What Is The Source?
Lactobacillus acidophilus (DDS-1 strain), Lactobacillus rhamnosus (Lr-32 strain), Bifidobacterium bifidum (Bb-02 strain), Bifidobacterium longum (Bl-05 strain), and Bifidobacterium lactis (Bl-04 strain) are dairy-free strains. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived from pine cellulose.
Pure Encapsulations recommends 1-2 capsules per day, in divided doses.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
Probiotics may result in mild flatulence, which should subside with continued use. They may be contraindicated for use with immunocompromised individuals. If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Probiotics may be contra-indicated with immunosuppressant medications. Consult your physician for more information.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only. Consult your physician for any health problems.