The microbial ecosystem in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract has emerged as a virtualorgan system, with growing recognition of its diverse significance in both healthmaintenance and disease prevention. GI microbiota play a critical role in maintaininghomeostasis of the innate and cell-mediated immune system and enhance intestinalbarrier function through a number of mechanisms, including toxin metabolism, tightjunction protein phosphorylation and inflammation reduction. Research has clearlyshown the importance of intestinal bacteria not just for maintaining optimalgastrointestinal health, but also for chronic and systemic health conditions such as Type2 diabetes, obesity and other inflammatory or autoimmune diseases.Probiotics have multifactorial benefits, by modulating gut immune responses andintestinal barrier functions in a strain and dose-dependent manner. Additionally,mixtures of probiotics appear to have greater efficacy than single strains, perhapsbecause of synergistic activity or because individuals react differently to various strains.Probiotic-Pro12 contains 12 bacterial species, each chosen because they can withstandboth gastric acid and high bile concentrations, and for their proven benefit in clinicalresearch, mediated via individual mechanisms of action.Unique FeaturesAn advanced 12 strain blend of probiotics chosen for their distinct clinical benefitsA multi strain blend more closely approximates the normal composition ofintestinal flora and ensures balance to the entire intestinal tract8 lactobacilli, one lactococcus and 3 bifidobacteria species for ultimateGI healthProvides 8 human origin strains, 3 dairy and one vegetable origin strainEach strain has specific inhibitive functions against pathogenic andputrefactive microorganisms throughout the entire GI tractEach strain is resistant to gastric acidity as well as high bile concentrationsHigh potency with at least 12 billion cfu per capsule at time of expiry (guaranteedminimum 18 billion active cells at manufacturing date)Formulated with prebiotic FOS inulin to promote probiotic growthThe production of high quality lactic acid bacteria requires considerable care at alltimes, therefore over 20 stringent quality control measures are implemented toensure strain consistency and viability right up until finished product
Serving Size: 1 CapsuleServings Per Container: 60Amount Per Serving:Proprietary Probiotic Blend ... 12 billion CFULactobacillus casei ... 3 billion CFULactobacillus rhamnosus ... 1.4 billion CFULactobacillus acidophilus ... 1.2 billion CFULactobacillus plantarum ... 1.2 billion CFULactobacillus rhamnosus (bifidus) ... 1.2 billion CFUBifidobacterium breve ... 1.2 billion CFUBifidobacterium longum ... 1.2 billion CFUBifidobacterium bifidum ... 0.6 billion CFULactobacillus lactis ... 0.6 billion CFULactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus ... 0.1 billion CFULactobacillus helveticus ... 0.1 billion CFULactobacillus salivarius ... 0.1 billion CFUOther Ingredients: FOS inulin (Fructooligosaccharides: naturally occurring complex fructose molecules derived from chicory root), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, purified water), magnesium stearate (vegetable grade), ascorbic acid.Contains soy and milk. CFU: colony forming units.Guaranteed minimum 18 billion active cells at manufacturing date.Guaranteed minimum 12 billion active cells per capsule at expiry date.Requires refrigeration for maximum potency.Contains no artificial preservatives, colors or sweeteners; no corn, gluten, starch or wheat.