Udo`s Super 8 Hi-Potency Probiotic. Super 8 Hi-Potency Probiotics are the "good" or "friendly" bacteria that are normal inhabitants of the intestinal tract. Although the word bacteria is usually associated with germs and illness, friendly bacteria help the body to function, maintain health and fight illness and disease. "Bad" or "pathogenic" bacteria on the other hand, can cause intestinal microflora imbalances and lead to illness and disease.
Over 400 different species and more than 100 trillion total bacteria live in the human intestinal tract. Friendly and pathogenic bacteria form a delicate and constantly changing balance as they compete to take hold and remain. While human beings usually start life with a relatively healthy intestinal tract, age and lifestyle & environmental factors such as caesarean delivery, poor eating habits, chlorinated drinking water, stress, disease, the use of antibiotics in food production as well as in medical treatments, bacterial infections, traveler`s bugs, alcohol consumption and a number of other factors can greatly reduce the number of friendly bacteria. This allows pathogenic bacteria to take hold and cause problems. When the ratio of good bacteria to bad is lowered, problems begin to arise such as excessive gas, bloating, diarrhea, intestinal toxicity, constipation and poor absorption of nutrients. If this imbalance is left untreated the symptoms can become chronic and can compromise the immune system and lead to other serious illnesses. A healthy lower intestine should contain at least 85% friendly bacteria to prevent the over colonization of disease causing micro-organisms like E. coli, salmonella and many others.
Each Vcap Contains:
Lactobacillus acidophilus: 45%
Lactobacillus rhamnosus: 25%
Streptococcus thermophilus: 10%
Lactobacillus plantarum: 7%
Bifidobacterium bifidum: 6%
Bifidobacterium longum: 3%
Lactobacillus bulgaricus: 3%
Lactobacillus salivarius: 1%
In a base of: micro-crystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate and ascorbic acid.
Consume one capsule per day on a full stomach to maintain healthy intestinal flora or three capsules per day on a full stomach as a therapeutic treatment when suffering from intestinal disorders.
Information is taken from the Flora website.
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