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About NOW Foods

NOW's Mission
The NOW mission is - To provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. NOW Foods is an award-winning and highly respected manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements and natural foods.

In 1948, with the natural food and supplement industry in its infancy, entrepreneur Paul Richard paid $900 for the purchase of Fearn Soya Foods-a Chicago based manufacturer of grain and legume-based products. This began a six-decade legacy of providing health-seeking consumers with high-quality, affordable nutrition products.

History of NOW
In 1968, NOW Foods was founded under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty years, NOW has made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them. Today, NOW Foods is one of the top-selling brands in health foods stores, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while NOW has grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed - NOW's commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

NOW Commitments

  • Customer Focused and Information Driven - NOW believes that their products, services, and the decisions they make should be primarily influenced by the desires and needs of NOW customers. The decisions that NOW makes should be based on accurate information and therefore NOW places a high value on knowledge and learning within their organization.
  • Quality and Value Oriented - Acting in the best interest of NOW customers, NOW endeavors to produce the highest quality products at competitive prices. NOW's first priority is to maintain quality where it counts the most - in the products. NOW's exceptional cost-conscious team of employees then focuses their energies on driving costs down. Nurturing this competency of value drives NOW's ability to provide high quality products at the very best prices.
  • Natural is Better - NOW is convinced that natural products are better than their synthetic counterparts and produce better results in human health. Therefore, wherever possible, NOW strives to provide products that contain natural ingredients because they are better for their customers.

NOW Science
NOW experienced professional and technical staff formulate their products to be of the highest quality. NOW have a group of biochemists, chemists, nutritionists, and food technologists who review current science and nutritional parameters, and formulate their products to be effective for the intended use. NOW structure/function claims are based on science for active ingredients, and on nutritional science for nutritional content. Serving sizes are based on doses from clinical studies and other published data. NOW contemporary formulas are designed to meet the health and wellness needs of today’s consumers. NOW use ingredients that have been tested for effectiveness in clinical trials and laboratory studies.

The heart of their science is third party independent research. NOW investigate and review clinical studies and other lab studies conducted on their ingredients and their formulas. Best science is used to support best formulations which lead to best quality.

NOW products are constantly being tested in clinical trials conducted at top universities and research centers around the country and in various parts of the world. NOW products are being tested to determine such things as effectiveness for joint support, quality of life for cancer patients, cardiovascular support, and athletic endurance. Effective products mean health and wellness benefits, which mean quality.

GMP Quality Assured
NOW's GMP certification covers standard operating procedures, employee training, product specifications, expiration dating, vendor certifications and much more. Standard operating procedures include sampling and testing incoming materials according to NOW Foods specifications, inspecting manufacturing processes, and testing finished products to specifications. Tests include organoleptic evaluation (human senses such as sight, taste, smell), physical testing of tablets and capsules, chemical identity of ingredients, potency and contamination testing by the company's in-house state-of-the-art analytical testing lab, as well as microbiological testing by NOW Foods' in-house rapid analysis microbiological lab.



NOW™ Foods remains committed to its original goal – to produce the highest quality nutritional, herbal and body care products available…at prices people can afford. The company does this by sourcing our raw materials directly from the manufacturer, thereby relying less on brokers and distributors, and avoiding costly television and radio advertising. NOW Foods does not employ an outside sales force, relying instead on practical, cost-effective marketing methods such as mail promotions and no-pressure telephone sales. Its high-volume business has allowed it to build strong business ties with some of the best raw material producers in the industry. NOW Foods savings are passed on to its customers in every product it manufactures, every day.

Contact NOW Foods

395 South Glen Ellyn Road
Bloomingdale, IL, 60108
http://www.nowfoods.com
888-669-3663

NOW Foods - Gr8-Dophilus - 120 Vegetarian CapsulesHealthy Intestinal Flora: 8 Strains & 4 Billion Potency

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    NOW Foods - Gr8-Dophilus - 120 Vegetarian Capsules

    Each capsule of Now Foods Gr8-Dophilus contains 11 billion live organisms at time of manufacture. Store Now Foods Gr8-Dophilus in a cool, dry place. Refrigeration is recommended after opening to provide a potency of 4 billion live organisms through the Best By date. Now Foods Gr8-Dophilus is a combination of 8 different species of beneficial bacteria designed to support gastrointestinal health and immune system function. FOS is also included in this product to assist healthy growth of acidophilus and bifidus organisms. Because this capsule is enteric coated, Now Foods Gr8-Dophilus delivers its microflora directly to the intestine bypassing the harsh acidic conditions of the stomach.

    • Healthy Intestinal Flora
    • 8 Strains & 4 Billion Potency
    • Promotes Positive Probiotic Balance and Supports Immune System
    • Dairy Free, Vegetarian/Vegan Formula
    • With FOS / Enteric Coated
    • Shelf Stable
    • A Dietary Supplement

    Did you know that poor digestive function is a contributing factor in more than ninety percent of America's serious health issues?! The waiting rooms of doctors are jam packed, in part because so many people are suffering with gastrointestinal problems. The medical establishment and alternative health and wellness practitioners don't always agree, but both sides are certain that a healthy digestive system is the cornerstone of good health. Proteins, the building blocks of life; carbohydrates and fats, your body's source of energy; vitamins and minerals; and water – all are assimilated through digestion. If you're not properly digesting the foods you eat, your body isn't obtaining the nutrients it needs to repair, renew and thrive. Without the raw materials it needs to repair the damage we do to ourselves every day, your body begins to break down, leading to poor health and accelerated aging.

    While there are a multitude of factors involved in healthy digestive function, one of the most important is the delicate balance of bacteria found in the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract. There are three main types of flora in the human GI tract - Bifidobacteria, Bacteroides and Eubacterium. Of slightly less importance are Lactobacilli, Streptococci and Peptococci and other transitory flora1. Our stomachs and intestines are populated by hundreds of billions of these bacteria, or microflora. Amazingly, there are more probiotic organisms in our gut than there are cells in our bodies! That's a lot of bacteria, but it's GOOD bacteria, and each strain has specific functions in the human body. These bacteria aid the digestion of food and have protective qualities that contribute to good colon health. While a good balance of these different microflora is necessary, there are many factors that can, and do, disrupt this balance –certain medications, a poor diet, infection, stress, bad bacteria, aging and even the climate. The good news is a rapidly expanding body of research suggests that supplementing the diet with the right mix of microflora can have a beneficial affect on gastrointestinal function, and therefore overall health.

    NOW Gr8-Dophilus exclusively utilizes the finest strains from Rhodia Incorporated, the world's leading supplier of high quality probiotic ingredients, and is enteric-coated to ensure that the bacteria in this product are not destroyed in stomach acid but reach the small and large intestines where they are most beneficial. Gr8-Dophilus is a vegetarian product that contains virtually no lactose. Lactobacillus acidophilus is a well-studied microflora species that's highly resistant to gastric acidity and is able to proliferate in the presence of bile. Like many probiotic organisms, it also adheres well to intestinal cells, helping to prevent the adherence of certain enteropathogens.

    Lactobacillus casei is a microflora strain that is found in the human mouth and intestines as well as in fermented vegetables, milk and meat. Recent research has shown that this bacterium is active in the GI tract and may help to modulate the immune system. Research is continuing into this very promising probiotic. Lactobacillus rhamnosus, like Lactobacillus acidophilus, is highly resistant to gastric acidity and proliferates well in bile. It, too, adheres well to intestinal cells. NOW has included this particular strain because it works extremely well with L. acidophilus.

    Lactobacillus salivarius is a strain that has proven highly effective against Helicobacter pylori, a bacterial species implicated in a number of digestive conditions. Studies have shown that L. salivarius is capable of producing high amounts of lactic acid, which has been shown to inhibit H. pylori growth in live subjects. Compared to other Lactobacillus strains, L. salivarius was proven to have the greatest inhibitory effect on the proliferation of H. pylori,4 which is why this strain is included in Gr8-Dophilus. Streptococcus thermophilus bacterium are isolated from yogurt and are recommended for lactose intolerant individuals to help digest lactose in the intestines. This strain is included in this formula to assist in the acidification of the intestinal environment, as well as to create a favorable environment for lactic acid bacteria. Bifidobacterium bifidum is one of the workhorses of the large intestine. It has a high tolerance to gastric acidity, and, like L. acidophilus and many other probiotic organisms, it adheres well to intestinal cells, helping to prevent the adherence of certain enteropathogens.

    Bifidobacterium longum is a bifidobacterium of human origin that, like lactobacillus, is extremely resistant to gastric acid and bile salts. Because it's anaerobic (able to live without oxygen) it's perfectly suited to colonize the colon. Initial studies have shown that this particular strain of bifidobacteria helps to support the immune system. It also seems to decrease enzymatic activity in feces. Researchers believe enzymatic activity in feces may contribute to carcinogenesis. Bifidobacterium lactis is one of the most well-studied strains of probiotic bacteria, with a wealth of peer-reviewed, published research on its benefits. Clinical trials on B. lactis have shown it to be helpful in a number of digestive conditions, including diarrhea and lactose intolerance, as well as immune response modulation.

    Suggested Use
    As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vegetarian Capsule 1 to 3 times daily between meals or on an empty stomach. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW® Fiber-3™ and Optimal Digestive System.

    Warnings

    Do Not Eat Freshness Packet. Keep in Bottle.
    Ingredients

    Now Foods Gr8-Dophilus - 120 Vegetarian Capsules
    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule
    Servings Per Container: 120
    Amount Per Serving %DV

    Probiotic Blend of 8 Strains:

    4 Billion  Organisms

    *
    Lactobacillus acidophilus 1.2 Billion *
    Lactobacillus casei 600 Million *
    Lactobacillus rhamnosus 600 Million *
    Lactobacillus salivarius 600 Million *
    Streptococcus thermophilus 400 Million *
    Bifidobacterium bifidum 200 Million *
    Bifidobacterium longum 200 Million *
    Bifidobacterium lactis 200 Milliion *
    *Daily Value Not Established
     

    Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), FOS (Fructooligosaccharides), Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Rice Maltodextrin and Enteric Coating.

    Contains: trace amounts of soy protein (peptides) and gluten (peptides).

    Contains no: salt, wheat, milk, egg or shellfish.

    About NOW Foods

    NOW's Mission
    The NOW mission is - To provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives. NOW Foods is an award-winning and highly respected manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements and natural foods.

    In 1948, with the natural food and supplement industry in its infancy, entrepreneur Paul Richard paid $900 for the purchase of Fearn Soya Foods-a Chicago based manufacturer of grain and legume-based products. This began a six-decade legacy of providing health-seeking consumers with high-quality, affordable nutrition products.

    History of NOW
    In 1968, NOW Foods was founded under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty years, NOW has made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them. Today, NOW Foods is one of the top-selling brands in health foods stores, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while NOW has grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed - NOW's commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

    NOW Commitments

    • Customer Focused and Information Driven - NOW believes that their products, services, and the decisions they make should be primarily influenced by the desires and needs of NOW customers. The decisions that NOW makes should be based on accurate information and therefore NOW places a high value on knowledge and learning within their organization.
    • Quality and Value Oriented - Acting in the best interest of NOW customers, NOW endeavors to produce the highest quality products at competitive prices. NOW's first priority is to maintain quality where it counts the most - in the products. NOW's exceptional cost-conscious team of employees then focuses their energies on driving costs down. Nurturing this competency of value drives NOW's ability to provide high quality products at the very best prices.
    • Natural is Better - NOW is convinced that natural products are better than their synthetic counterparts and produce better results in human health. Therefore, wherever possible, NOW strives to provide products that contain natural ingredients because they are better for their customers.

    NOW Science
    NOW experienced professional and technical staff formulate their products to be of the highest quality. NOW have a group of biochemists, chemists, nutritionists, and food technologists who review current science and nutritional parameters, and formulate their products to be effective for the intended use. NOW structure/function claims are based on science for active ingredients, and on nutritional science for nutritional content. Serving sizes are based on doses from clinical studies and other published data. NOW contemporary formulas are designed to meet the health and wellness needs of today’s consumers. NOW use ingredients that have been tested for effectiveness in clinical trials and laboratory studies.

    The heart of their science is third party independent research. NOW investigate and review clinical studies and other lab studies conducted on their ingredients and their formulas. Best science is used to support best formulations which lead to best quality.

    NOW products are constantly being tested in clinical trials conducted at top universities and research centers around the country and in various parts of the world. NOW products are being tested to determine such things as effectiveness for joint support, quality of life for cancer patients, cardiovascular support, and athletic endurance. Effective products mean health and wellness benefits, which mean quality.

    GMP Quality Assured
    NOW's GMP certification covers standard operating procedures, employee training, product specifications, expiration dating, vendor certifications and much more. Standard operating procedures include sampling and testing incoming materials according to NOW Foods specifications, inspecting manufacturing processes, and testing finished products to specifications. Tests include organoleptic evaluation (human senses such as sight, taste, smell), physical testing of tablets and capsules, chemical identity of ingredients, potency and contamination testing by the company's in-house state-of-the-art analytical testing lab, as well as microbiological testing by NOW Foods' in-house rapid analysis microbiological lab.



    NOW™ Foods remains committed to its original goal – to produce the highest quality nutritional, herbal and body care products available…at prices people can afford. The company does this by sourcing our raw materials directly from the manufacturer, thereby relying less on brokers and distributors, and avoiding costly television and radio advertising. NOW Foods does not employ an outside sales force, relying instead on practical, cost-effective marketing methods such as mail promotions and no-pressure telephone sales. Its high-volume business has allowed it to build strong business ties with some of the best raw material producers in the industry. NOW Foods savings are passed on to its customers in every product it manufactures, every day.


    395 South Glen Ellyn Road
    Bloomingdale, IL, 60108
    Phone: 888-669-3663
    http://www.nowfoods.com
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    Average Customer Rating: (5 out of 5)

    Based on 22 rating(s)
    22 of 22 (100%) of customers said they would recommend this product to a friend.
    • By Mary ( Treasure Is, FL)
      6/12/2011 8:32:42 PM

      I recommend this product!
      I really like this product.
    • By Susan ( Cincinnati, OH)
      6/12/2011 10:37:49 PM

      I recommend this product!
      I alternate my probiotics and this is one of them. I like not having to store it in the refrigerator because I often forget about them.
    • By JULIE ( Flagler Beach, FL)
      7/15/2011 8:23:43 AM

      I recommend this product!
      works so good to get the healthy flora and if I have a tummy ache I open the capsule and take it powder form. Helps right away and taste good too.
    • By KATHERN ( Hayesville, NC)
      9/9/2011 6:32:00 PM

      I recommend this product!
      This one works so good and I like the fact that it is enteric coated so it goes right to your intestines.
    • By marylou ( Blue Eye, MO)
      10/31/2011 12:33:00 PM

      I recommend this product!
      also love this and dr approved for my needs due to all of my meds use it as a suppliment and never have I had a yeast of bladder infection even if I have been put on mega doses of antibotics... love the fact I can take a vegatairn formula since I eat no red meats
    • By Stephen ( Norwalk, CT)
      11/21/2011 10:12:04 AM

      I recommend this product!
      I take this product to enhance the chances of my acid reflux being supressed in addition to a prescription drug. I had this pro-biotic reccommended by a health food store owner whose business closed, and I had good success with it so I needed to find a way to continue to get it and found this site.
    • By Carla ( Fayetteville, TN)
      12/21/2011 8:21:23 PM

      I recommend this product!
      This works very well for us!
    • By JAMES ( Fremont, CA)
      1/3/2012 8:17:09 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Fair
    • By Dana ( Ragland, AL)
      3/24/2013 5:46:13 PM

      I recommend this product!
      We use this product anytime we have been exposed to a stomach virus, someone has to take antibiotics, or someone is feeling like their digestion is out of sorts. It seems to help every time.
    • By Randi ( Newton, NJ)
      3/4/2013 2:55:36 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Works great. Just one easy to swollow pill a day
    • By Daemon ( Palmyra, PA)
      2/21/2013 7:32:05 AM

      I recommend this product!
      I recommend these to patients especially like enteric coating not needing refrigeration
    • By Rita Ann ( Manalapan, NJ)
      1/12/2013 10:52:59 AM

      I recommend this product!
      Not my favorite. I like many things NOW makes, and so I tried this. It's good, but I have other similiar products I like better.
    • By Chenise ( Winnipeg, MB)
      4/23/2012 8:06:03 AM

      I recommend this product!
      Good product.
    • By Eileen ( Wilmington, DE)
      5/27/2013 1:00:23 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Helps me with putting the good bacteria into my stomach and lower intestines especially after taking antibiotics, which usually leave me with diahrrea
    • By Shauna ( Clearfield, UT)
      8/29/2012 4:53:23 AM

      I recommend this product!
      I do not like submitting reviews this soon because I feel in most cases, a product should be taken in a reasonable amount of time in order to give a fair assessment. However, Gr8-Dophilus is so fantastic that I had to write a review having only taken the product a week. First, I am commonly constipated, mainly due to a high protein diet and too little fiber. I was only having a BM about two times a week. After taking this product ONE time, I had a BM within hours. It could have been "time" anyways, right? Well that's why I did not immediately write a review. But DAILY BMs since taking this product, all other dietary aspects are the same, is a success that does not require any additional time to determine! These are "healthy" BMs too; not loose, dry, hard, etc. I am Gr8-ful for such a wonderful product that actually does something good. I would have paid far more for this excellent product, so I am pleased that Now decided NOT to price gouge since the product is actually worth buying.
    • By Diana ( Windsor, ON)
      9/24/2012 11:53:23 AM

      I recommend this product!
      This is a great product for irritable bowel syndrome. I find when I take this at night before bed, I have no stomach pains the next day. I';ve been taking this for about 10 years now and would never go without probiotics. I even give them to my kids. I do notice if I've forgotten to take them as the next morning my stomach feels off and them my IBS flares up until after the next few doses.
    • By DR JULIE ANN ( Celebration, FL)
      8/23/2012 12:39:13 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Complete Flora for the gut! This product has worked wonders on gut regulation, gas decreation, and the price is amazing.
    • By Hannah ( Staunton, VA)
      6/14/2012 3:12:24 PM

      I recommend this product!
      Handy to have when not already drinking probotic kefir such as those who cannot handle dairy.
    • By Julie ( Dowling, MI)
      9/2/2013 11:50:02 AM

      I recommend this product!
      Greatly improves your immune function.
    • By AMANDA ( Hillsboro, WI)
      3/7/2012 9:46:53 AM

      I recommend this product!
      Pretty good helps with bloating
    • By susan ( Port Orange, FL)
      10/6/2012 9:05:23 AM

      I recommend this product!
      awesome product since I have been taking every day don't get sick and have not had problem with bowel movement
    • By Bonnie ( Daytona Beach, FL)
      6/20/2012 6:37:01 PM

      I recommend this product!
      This is the best Probiotic. It works everytime. My friend had tummy problems, I put her on this for two days and she was perfect. It is so good for colon health.
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