LifeSource Vitamins Dophilus Plus is a combination of 8 different species of beneficial bacteria designed to support gastrointestinal health and immune system function. FOS is also included in this product to assist healthy growth of acidophilus and bifidus organisms. Because this capsule is enteric coated, our Dophilus Plus delivers its microflora directly to the intestine bypassing the harsh acidic conditions of the stomach. LifeSource Vitamins Dophilus Plus is stable at room temperature, requiring no refrigeration.
The collection of microbes found in your gut are your first line of defense against invading germs. It is so important to have the right balance in your gut.
Probiotics have shown to help:
- With the #1 Clinically Studied Probiotic*
- Health & Wellness Probiotic*
- Restores the Natural Balance of Good Bacteria in Your Digestive Tract*
- Helps maintain a healthy, balanced immune system*
- Helps the Entire Digestive System Work Better*
- Dairy & Gluten Free
- Probiotic Supplement with Naturally Sourced Lactobacillus GG
- Once Daily Vegetarian Capsules 8 Billion Active Cultures
- Provides probiotic synergy and compatibility - Bacillus subtilis for promotion of Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus beneficial bacteria growth*
- Supports normal absorption and assimilation of nutrients*
- Promotes healthy bacteria counts and pH levels in the gut*
- Maintains intestinal comfort and health*
- May help alleviate occasional gas, bloating or traveler's diarrhea*
- Thrives in the toughest digestive environments undeterred by stomach and bile acids*
- Creates an inhospitable environment for antagonistic or undesirable microorganisms*
- Supports normal digestion of dairy products*
Probiotics, Helping to promote a normal allergic response.*
By helping to protect the membrane lining of your intestinal wall, they help stop undigested food, bacteria, and metabolic wastes from escaping into your bloodstream.
Here are some major reasons why your gut/microbes are out of sync:
- Antibiotics: Almost all antibiotics destroy healthy gut microflora.
- Certain Painkillers
- Sugar / Fructose
- Tap Water - Fluoride / Chlorinated
- Heartburn Prescriptions
Some Symptoms of Lacking Probiotics
When our microflora becomes imbalanced, an incredible variety of symptoms can and often do result. Here is just a small list of issues reported that relate to the lack of probiotics in our body.
- Abdominal pain
- Allergies – ALL
- Autoimmune Diseases – ALL
- Bloating – Gas
- CFS – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Cold Sores
- Ear Infections – Chronic
- Food Allergies – Gluten Intolerance – Sugar Sensitivity
- Gum Disease
- Headaches – Migraines
- Infant Dermatitis
- PMS, Peri-menopause, Menopause
- Intestinal Tract Inflammation
- IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Lactose Issues
- Prostate Inflammation
- Sinusitis - Chronic
- Upper Respiratory Infections – Chronic
- UTI – Chronic
- Viral Infections
- Yeast Infections
The digestive system is an incredibly important, and complex part of the human body. Many Doctors, Internists, and all health care providers believe it is the place where health begins…and ends. Probiotics provide an exciting new aspect to the health of the human gut.
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Did you know that poor digestive function is a contributing factor in more than ninety percent of America's serious health issues. The waiting rooms of doctors are jam-packed, in part because so many people are suffering from gastrointestinal problems. The medical establishment and alternative health and wellness practitioners don't always agree, but both sides are certain that a healthy digestive system is the cornerstone of good health. Proteins, the building blocks of life; carbohydrates and fats, your body's source of energy; vitamins and minerals; and water - all are assimilated through digestion.
If you're not properly digesting the foods you eat, your body isn't obtaining the nutrients it needs to repair, renew and thrive. Without the raw materials it needs to repair the damage we do to ourselves every day, your body begins to break down, leading to poor health and accelerated aging. While there is a multitude of factors involved in healthy digestive function, one of the most important is the delicate balance of bacteria found in the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
There are three main types of flora in the human GI tract - Bifidobacteria, Bacteroides and Eubacterium. Of slightly less importance are Lactobacilli, Streptococci and Peptococci and other transitory flora1. Our stomachs and intestines are populated by hundreds of billions of these bacteria or microflora. Amazingly, there are more probiotic organisms in our gut than there are cells in our bodies! That's a lot of bacteria, but its GOOD bacteria and each strain has specific functions in the human body. These bacteria aid the digestion of food and have protective qualities that contribute to good colon health. While a good balance of these different micro floras are necessary, there are many factors that can, and do, disrupt this balance -certain medications, a poor diet, infection, stress, bad bacteria, aging and even the climate. The good news is a rapidly expanding body of research suggests that supplementing the diet with the right mix of microflora can have a beneficial effect on gastrointestinal function, and therefore overall health.
LifeSource Vitamins Dophilus Plus exclusively utilizes the finest strains from Rhodia Incorporated, the world's leading supplier of high-quality probiotic ingredients, and is enteric coated to ensure that the bacteria in this product are not destroyed in stomach acid but reach the small and large intestines where they are most beneficial. Dophilus Plus is a vegetarian product that contains virtually no lactose.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a well-studied microflora species that are 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.
Lactobacillus casei is a microflora strain that is found in the human mouth and intestines as well as in fermented vegetables, milk and meat. Recent research has shown that this bacterium is active in the GI tract and may help to modulate the immune system. Research is continuing into this very promising probiotic.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus, like Lactobacillus acidophilus, is highly resistant to gastric acidity and proliferates well in bile. It, too, adheres well to intestinal cells. We've included this particular strain because it works extremely well with L. acidophilus.
Lactobacillus salivarius is a strain that has proven highly effective against Helicobacter pylori, a bacterial species implicated in a number of digestive conditions. Studies have shown that L. salivarius is capable of producing high amounts of lactic acid, which has been shown to inhibit H. pylori growth in live subjects. Compared to other Lactobacillus strains, L. salivarius was proven to have the greatest inhibitory effect on the proliferation of H. pylori, which is why this strain is included in LifeSource's Dophilus Plus.
Streptococcus thermophilus bacterium is isolated from yogurt and are recommended for lactose intolerant individuals to help digest lactose in the intestines. This strain is included in this formula to assist in the acidification of the intestinal environment, as well as to create a favorable environment for lactic acid bacteria.
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.
Bifidobacterium longum is a bifidobacterium of human origin that, like lactobacillus, is extremely resistant to gastric acid and bile salts. Because it's anaerobic (able to live without oxygen) it's perfectly suited to colonize the colon. Initial studies have shown that this particular strain of bifidobacteria helps to support the immune system*. It also seems to decrease enzymatic activity in feces. Researchers believe enzymatic activity in feces may contribute to carcinogenesis.
Bifidobacterium lactis is one of the well-studied strains of probiotic bacteria, with a wealth of peer-reviewed, published research on its benefits. Clinical trials on B. lactis have shown it to be helpful in a number of digestive conditions, including diarrhea and lactose intolerance, as well as immune response modulation.
LifeSource Vitamins Dophilus Plus Probiotic is a combination of 8 different strains of beneficial bacteria with 4 billion organisms designed to support gastrointestinal health and immune system function.
Every LifeSource Vitamins product exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA's Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR, 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP).
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