Natren - Bifido Factor - 4.5 oz. (127.6 g)
Natren Bifido Factor has a guaranteed potency of 2 billion live, active B. bifidum Malyoth super strain per gram, to maximize digestion, absorption and regularity. Natren Bifido Factor works in the large intestine to keep it healthy and help deter undesirable bacteria, providing a natural way to help cleanse your colon. Keep your colon functioning at optimum levels. Eat your favorite foods without uncomfortable consequences. Bifido Factor is step two in Natren's easy-to-use three-step system for optimal internal wellness.
Natren BIFIDO FACTOR powders can:
- Stimulate regularity
- Support healthy liver function
- Flush wastes naturally
- Repopulate the colon with bacteria essential for good health
Natren Bifido Factor powders and capsules are the most important and first-choice colon-cleanse products. Don't let a sluggish colon make you miserable. Residues and wastes can build up in the colon. Bifido Factor can help keep your colon in perfect working order. 100% potency guaranteed through the printed expiration date.
Some Bifidobacterium strains are considered as important probiotics and used in the food industry. Different species and/or strains of Bifidobacteria may exert a range of beneficial health effects, including the regulation of intestinal microbial homeostasis, the inhibition of pathogens and harmful bacteria that colonize and/or infect the gut mucosa, the modulation of local and systemic immune responses, the repression of procarcinogenic enzymatic activities within the microbiota, the production of vitamins, and the bioconversion of a number of dietary compounds into bioactive molecules. Bifidobacterium spp. are known to discourage the growth of Gram-negative pathogens in infants. Mother's milk contains high concentrations of lactose and lower quantities of phosphate (pH Buffer). Therefore, when mother's milk is fermented by lactic acid bacteria (incl. bifidobacteria) in the infant's GI tract, the pH may be reduced, making it more difficult for Gram-negative bacteria to grow.
Natren Frequently Asked Questions
What are the differences between powdered probiotics and capsules?
The capsules contain the same freeze-dried probiotics as the powders. The powders allow you to use the amount you desire and are better suited for people who have trouble swallowing capsules. The capsules offer the convenience of a pre-measured dose. Individual preference is the determining factor in selecting which one is right for you.
Why do the products need to be refrigerated?
Like all living creatures, probiotics need to be protected from harsh environments. Their life-spans are diminished by heat, light and moisture. Natren products are shipped in dark glass bottles with tin lids to protect them from harmful light and moisture. They are shipped with refrigeration to keep them cool and extend their lives so they have guaranteed potency through the printed expiration date. Without such care and a guarantee, you may be wasting your money.
How long can probiotics stay un-refrigerated before they lose their potency?
There is no way to guarantee the potency of probiotics if they have been without refrigeration at any time. When probiotic products are shipped without refrigeration, they can be exposed to very high temperatures. Since probiotics are living organisms, you can be guaranteed of their potency only if they have been shipped and stored refrigerated. Natren products are refrigerated from manufacturing throughout the entire shipping process. This has always been Natren's standard when other companies have misrepresented the potency of their probiotic products by claiming they are shelf-stable; they conveniently don't mention that their products are not stable when exposed to harsh temperatures in the warehouse, shipping and distribution processes. If other companies cannot guarantee potency of each strain through a printed expiry date, how can you trust any of their claims?
What is the best way to protect probiotic bacteria from stomach acid?
The powder products are protected with the intrinsic supernatant, part of the original nourishing and protective culture medium, which provides a natural buffer against gastric acid. Micro-enrobing with a unique oil matrix is the best way to protect probiotic bacteria from stomach acid. Natren Trenev Trio is the first to introduce a micro-enrobing, unique delivery system – a hard gel capsule in which three super strains of probiotic bacteria are suspended in sunflower oil and vitamin E to keep the bacteria separate, noncompetitive and protected from gastric digestive juices for optimum absorption. The bacteria strains must be bile-resistant. All Natren probiotics have laboratory-tested bile-resistant strains which will survive bile salts.
Natren relishes its role as the leader in the probiotic industry. Led by Natasha and Yordan Trenev, the company actively seeks opportunities to inform the public about "friendly bacteria" and change the prevailing perception that all bacteria are bad. "In 1960 and 1970, we were going to food shows introducing people to yogurt. People in the United States and Canada did not know what yogurt was, let alone that it was considered the world's oldest health food. Now yogurt is in every store," Yordan remarks. "We want to do the same with probiotics. We want everyone to know what probiotics are within the next few years." Evidenced by the company's immense growth and its support among healthcare professionals, Natren is making impressive progress toward this goal.