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Two strains of active lactic acid bacteria

Box with 60 small capsules each containing 4 billion lactic acid bacteria

  • Contains scientifically documented lactic acid bacteria: Lactobacillus acidophilus (La-5®) og Bifidobacterium lactis (BB-12®)
  • Special production method ensuring the viability of the bacteria in the gut
  • Practical on journeys
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Small, easy to swallow, enteric coated capsules

Bio-Flora

Pharma Nord

60 caps

€ 18.95

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1 capsule contains
Freeze dried cultures of lactic acid producing bacteria:
Lactobacillus acidophilus (La-5®) and Bifidobacterium lactis (BB-12®) (at least 4 billion live bacteria)
BB-12® and La-5® are registered trademarks of Chr. Hansen.

Product Facts

Dosage
1-3 capsules daily, unless otherwise advised.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage.
Do not chew the capsules but swallow them whole, preferably during/after meals.

Dietary supplements should not replace a varied diet.
A healthy lifestyle and a varied balanced diet are important for maintaining good health.

Ingredients
Dextrose, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis lactis (milk), capsule shell: hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, anti-caking agent: magnesium salts of fatty acids, color: titanium dioxide.

Storage
Store in a cool, dry place.
Keep out of reach of young children.

What is Bio-Flora - Probiotics?

Lactobacillus acidophilusBio-Flora consists of small, easy to swallow vegetable capsules each containing 4 billion live bacteria divided into two strains of friendly lactic acid bacteria: Lactobacillus acidophilus (La-5®) and Bifidobacterium lactis (BB-12®).

No gluten, MSG or milk

They do not contain gluten or MSG (mono sodium glutamate). We are not able to guarantee that the product does not contain traces of milk protein. Due to this uncertainty it is not recommended for people with allergies to milk protein. However, the product does not contain milk.

Vegetarian friendly

Bio-Flora capsules can be used by vegetarians. The preparation is suitable for ovo-lacto vegetarians as well as lacto-vegetarians.

Use of  Bio-Flora

Bio-Flora capsules are particularly useful on trips to areas of the world where one is exposed to a foreign bacterial flora. It is stable at room temperature. Start with Bio-Flora a few weeks before departure. Also, you can take the Bio-Flora in situations associated with low intestinal flora. Finally, Bio-Flora can be taken to help in maintenance of the normal intestinal flora.

Bio-Flora and fiber

In order to give the intestinal flora the best living conditions, one should eat a diet rich in dietary fibre and healthy carbohydrates. Also Bio-Flora may with advantage, be combined with Bio-Fiber.

Effective protection of the bacteria

Many probiotic products fails to supply sufficient viable bacteria to the small intestine because the bacteria are killed by the strong stomach acid before they reach their destination. In order to ensure that the live bacteria reach the small intestines in good condition, it is therefore necessary to protect them from the factors that could damage them. The bacteria must be protected from the moment they are produced and put into capsules, and until they reach the consumer and are consumed. In fact, protection must be so effective that it can ensure that the bacteria remain alive and active as they pass through the strong stomach acid and ends in the intestines, where they should exert their effect. The lactic acid bacteria in Bio-Flora are designed to better withstand the acidic environment of the stomach, but are also treated with a special cryo-technology which ensures that the bacteria do not die, but are in a dormant state. Along with the capsulation, this ensures that they are released and come alive when they reach their destination.

The method

The lactic acid bacteria encapsulated in the Bio-Flora capsule have been mixed and freeze-dried along with gel-forming polysaccharides which do not dissolve when they come into contact with the low pH of the stomach. Here, the Bio-Flora capsule is dissolved by the acid, and the granulate swells to form an insoluble matrix that protects the bacteria. Furthermore, the bacteria are very acid resistant. When the gastric content including the Bio-Flora bacteria reach the small intestine where the pH is alkaline, the matrix dissolves and the lactic acid bacteria are released. In this way, the capsule composition allows the bacteria to pass through the acidic environment of the stomach and enter the intestine in a viable and fully biologically active form.

The bacteria in Bio-Flora does not pass through the intestinal wall, but are able to colonize the intestine.

About lactic acid bacteria

Illustration of the human digestive tract Our intestinal flora or with a newer term, our intestinal microbiome, is established from birth, and it continuously changes throughout our lives. As infants our intestinal flora consists mainly of bifidobacteria. Mother's milk contains prebiotic substances that promote the growth of these bacteria.

Adult people hold about 100 billion bacteria per gram of intestinal content in the colon, and lactic acid bacteria are an important part of this. The total weight of a normal amount of gut bacteria is around 1.5 kg.

Exposed intestinal flora

Some people have fewer bacteria per gram in the gut than the average. The number of lactic acid bacteria in our gut are adversely affected by factors such as smoking, alcohol, medication (especially antibiotics), pathogenic bacteria (from food or air), and stress.  Also our eating habits affect the composition of our intestinal flora.
 

Functions of the intestinal flora

Lactic acid bacteria have many different functions in the intestine. They help break down starch and fibre substances from the diet, they produce some vitamins and short chain fatty acids. They communicate with the many nerve cells, immune cells and hormone-producing cells in the gut. They also form  a multitude of bioactive compounds that enter the blood stream and affect our biology in countless ways.

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