What Is It?
Probiotic 50B provides 50 billion CFU per serving of the beneficial bacteria Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium longum and Bifidobacterium lactis. This formula is offered in acid-resistant capsules with pH targeted release for maximal probiotic viability. This blend of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria is designed to promote healthy intestinal ecology to support gastrointestinal and immune health.
Uses For Probiotic 50B
G.I. Health: Probiotics have been shown to promote healthy cytokine production in the colon and maintain healthy GI barrier function, in part by supporting intestinal epithelial integrity. Several trials have also revealed that mixed probiotic supplementation helps maintain intestinal flora, support healthy yeast balance, and promote GI comfort.
Immune Cell Function: Clinical studies indicate that Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria supplementation supports healthy immune response and inflammatory balance. Probiotics may enhance B cell, T cell and NK cell function, phagocytic capacity and activity, and healthy cytokine production.
What Is The Source?
Lactobacillus plantarum (Lp-115), Lactobacillus aci- dophilus (La-14), Lactobacillus rhamnosus (Lr-32), Bifidobacterium lactis (Bl-04) and Bifidobacterium longum (Bl-05) are grown on a dairy-free soy-free medium. Pure Encapsulations probiotic products contain a unique form of rice starch produced through a natural enzymatic process. This proprietary starch has been extensively tested and is added to protect the viability of the probiotic organisms. Gellan gum is derived from Pseudomonas elodea.
Probiotic 50B is offered in new acid-resistant capsules with pH targeted release. These capsules are designed to resist disintegration in an acidic environment (i.e. stomach) and dissolve in more alkaline environments (i.e. small and large intestine). This technology helps to protect the organisms from stomach acid, delivering the maximal viable organisms to the GI tract.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. Probiotics may result in mild flatulence, which should subside with continued use. They may be contraindicated for use with immuno- compromised individuals. Consult your physician for more information.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Probiotics may be contra-indicated with immuno- suppressant medications. Consult your physician for more information.