This dairy–free formula provides 10 billion CFU of the beneficial bacteria Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium lactis. Research indicates that these strains may have particular health promoting properties for gastrointestinal (GI) and immune health. L. acidophilus and B. longum have been shown to promote healthy cytokine production in the colon and maintain healthy GI barrier function.
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
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,
but may contain small amounts of residual soy peptides.
Ascorbyl palmitate is derived from corn dextrose fermentation
and palm oil. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived
from pine cellulose.
Pure Encapsulations recommends 1-2 capsules per day, in
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or
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
*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.