The microbial ecosystem in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract has emerged as a virtual
organ system, with growing recognition of its diverse significance in both health
maintenance and disease prevention. GI microbiota play a critical role in maintaining
homeostasis of the innate and cell-mediated immune system and enhance intestinal
barrier function through a number of mechanisms, including toxin metabolism, tight
junction protein phosphorylation and inflammation reduction. Research has clearly
shown the importance of intestinal bacteria not just for maintaining optimal
gastrointestinal health, but also for chronic and systemic health conditions such as Type
2 diabetes, obesity and other inflammatory or autoimmune diseases.
Probiotics have multifactorial benefits, by modulating gut immune responses and
intestinal barrier functions in a strain and dose-dependent manner. Additionally,
mixtures of probiotics appear to have greater efficacy than single strains, perhaps
because of synergistic activity or because individuals react differently to various strains.
Probiotic-Pro12 contains 12 bacterial species, each chosen because they can withstand
both gastric acid and high bile concentrations, and for their proven benefit in clinical
research, mediated via individual mechanisms of action.
An advanced 12 strain blend of probiotics chosen for their distinct clinical benefits
A multi strain blend more closely approximates the normal composition of
intestinal flora and ensures balance to the entire intestinal tract
8 lactobacilli, one lactococcus and 3 bifidobacteria species for ultimate
Provides 8 human origin strains, 3 dairy and one vegetable origin strain
Each strain has specific inhibitive functions against pathogenic and
putrefactive microorganisms throughout the entire GI tract
Each strain is resistant to gastric acidity as well as high bile concentrations
High potency with at least 12 billion cfu per capsule at time of expiry (guaranteed
minimum 18 billion active cells at manufacturing date)
Formulated with prebiotic FOS inulin to promote probiotic growth
The production of high quality lactic acid bacteria requires considerable care at all
times, therefore over 20 stringent quality control measures are implemented to
ensure strain consistency and viability right up until finished product
1 capsule 3 times per day on a full stomach or as directed by a health care professional. Children can take at half adult dose if able to swallow capsules or simply open the capsule contents and sprinkle onto food or mix with juice, smoothie or other liquids.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Amount Per Serving:
Proprietary Probiotic Blend ... 12 billion CFU
Lactobacillus casei ... 3 billion CFU
Lactobacillus rhamnosus ... 1.4 billion CFU
Lactobacillus acidophilus ... 1.2 billion CFU
Lactobacillus plantarum ... 1.2 billion CFU
Lactobacillus rhamnosus (bifidus) ... 1.2 billion CFU
Bifidobacterium breve ... 1.2 billion CFU
Bifidobacterium longum ... 1.2 billion CFU
Bifidobacterium bifidum ... 0.6 billion CFU
Lactobacillus lactis ... 0.6 billion CFU
Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus ... 0.1 billion CFU
Lactobacillus helveticus ... 0.1 billion CFU
Lactobacillus salivarius ... 0.1 billion CFU
Other 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.
Contraindications: Do not use if experiencing nausea, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea or severe abdominal pain without medical supervision. Those with an immune compromised condition should consult a health care professional.
Drug Interactions: No known drug interactions exist. Separation by at least 2 hours from antibiotic use may improve the efficacy of Probiotic-Pro12.
Sealed for your protection. Do not use if seal is broken.
FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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