Bio-K Plus Probiotic Strong 25 Billion CFUs - 15 Capsules
Bio-K + Strong Probiotic 25 Billion capsules are enteric-coated to allow the unique probiotic formulation of L. acidophilus CL1285 and L. casei LBC80R to reach the intestinal flora at the optimal dose. Bio-K Plus Probiotic Strong 25 Billion is the only product containing the patented formula L. acidophilus CL1285 + L. casei LBC80R, 100% probiotic bacteria. Each Bio-K + Strong Probiotic capsule contains 25 billion friendly, active bacteria. Bio-K + Strong Probiotic 25 Billion gives a maximal intestinal flora support.
- Each capsule = 25 billion active bacteria.
- Vegetarian enteric coated capsules.
- Gluten free.
- Safe for children (12 months +) and seniors, provided they are able to swallow the capsule.
- Gives a maximal intestinal flora support
Who can take Strong probiotic capsules?
These capsules can be use by anyone (12 months +), provided they can swallow the capsule.
What is the best time of day to take Strong probiotic capsules?
Any time of the day is fine. If you are taking antibiotics, physicians and healthcare professionals recommend waiting for 2 hours before taking your Bio-K Plus.
- L. acidophilus CL1285
- L. casei LBC80R
- Medium chain triglycerides
- Sodium alginate
- Ascorbic acid
- Magnesium stearate
- Silicone dioxide
- Titanium dioxide
Regular consumption of Bio-K+ can help to regulate intestinal function and promote good digestive health by enhancing the potential for nutritional benefit from dietary choices.
What are the Benefits?
The intestinal flora, or microflora, is made of as many as 100 trillion bacteria, some of which help us to maintain good health, while others are harmful. Probiotics are among the beneficial bacteria in the body, found primarily in the gastro-intestinal tract. Their benefits include regulating intestinal health, improving digestion, supporting immune system functions, and deterring certain pathogens. Being able to benefit everyday from a well-balanced intestinal flora is an essential part of a proactive approach to health. Having sufficient good bacteria in the intestinal flora to deter the proliferation of detrimental bacteria is the key.
The Immune System Never Sleeps!
Lifestyle stresses, a poor diet, pollution, lack of exercise – all can reduce the quantity of good bacteria in our intestine, where 70% of the body’s immune response originates. Much of the beneficial bacteria we would normally obtain through fresh fruits, vegetables, and milk products are removed in modern food preparation processes. Antibiotics, which eliminate both good and bad bacteria from the body, can leave us vulnerable to bacterial infections and susceptible to gastro-intestinal afflictions.
Understanding How Probiotics and work is Where it all Begins
Probiotics support a healthy balance in the intestinal flora. By competing directly against a variety of invading micro-organisms and by stimulating activity in the immune system, a healthy intestinal flora helps the body defend itself against microbes and other infectious germs. The intestinal flora plays numerous roles and while probiotics are the beneficial bacteria that are needed to maintain a healthy balance, some probiotics also support the immune system, promote digestion through the production of enzymes, synthesize vitamins, produce antimicrobial substances and otherwise deter pathogenic invasion and growth, and regulate intestinal activity. It is vital to understand that the effectiveness of a probiotic formulation is completely dependent upon the particular bacterial strain(s) in use, as well as the manner in which it is prepared for consumption. No two probiotics confer the same health benefits. Clinical research that has been carried out using a probiotic product as it is sold in the stores and consumed, and not just on the bacterial strains, represents the standard by which a probiotic product’s true efficacy should be considered.
What are Probiotics?
According to the World Health Organization, probiotics are “live micro-organisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host. Probiotics help intestinal bacteria perform their tasks more efficiently. They take over when your intestinal bacteria have too much work, or are weakened, or even destroyed by antibiotics, stress, poor nutrition or any other factor.
No two probiotic formulas produce the same results. The benefits observed clinically among probiotics vary according to strain, and the manner in which those bacteria are prepared and preserved. Time and again, surveys of Canadian doctors acknowledge Bio-K+ as the probiotic they most often recommend.
How do we Benefit From Probiotics?
There are as many as 100 trillion bacteria belonging to more than 400 species in the intestinal flora. The beneficial bacterial strains aid digestion through the production of enzymes, stimulate the immune system, produce antimicrobial substances, and compete against invading micro-organisms. Probiotics help fortify the population of beneficial bacteria in the intestine, which promotes a proportionately healthy balance in the microflora, allowing it to assume its functions in the digestive and immune systems.
The intestinal flora represents a first line of defence against microbes and other infectious germs. The bacteria of the flora temporarily adhere to the intestinal wall and reinforce this physical barrier to pathogens and blocking them from adhering while also competing directly with them for the nutrients found there. Lactic acid bacteria produce organic acids that contribute to a low intestinal pH level, bacteriocins, and hydrogen peroxide, all of which actively discourage the propagation, growth, and survival of pathogens.
Bio-K Plus International:
Laboratories and Production Facilities
Bio-K+ International`s 65,000 sq. ft. amalgamated research, production, and administration facilities are located in the Laval Science and High Technology Park , in Laval, Québec. Each process in the product’s realization: research and development, production, quality assurance, and quality control, is overseen by Bio-K+ International`s specialized and dedicated personnel, whose mission it is to provide their world-class probiotics for an ever-growing market of increasingly sophisticated consumers seeking the best for themselves and their children.
Technologists and operators oversee the preparation of Bio-K+ products, from the raw material stage to the packing of the finished product. Close collaboration between employees of the production department and that of quality assurance ensures continuity in the quality of the finished product.
To ensure the quality of the final product, our specialized personnel analyse numerous parameters by carrying out microbiological and physicochemical measurements, including air quality, surface quality, and water quality. Furthermore, rigorous control testing by third-party laboratories, and regular audits by specialized companies, guarantee independent validation of our quality control systems and results.
The Quality Assurance department is responsible for verifying and guaranteeing that the manufactured product meets or exceeds good manufacturing practice guidelines (GMP).
Research and Development
Bio-K+ International’s research and development department spearheads new product development, the realization of new techniques for the laboratory, and the continual improvement of its manufacturing processes.
Industry-Leading, Sustained Growth
This canadian biotechnology company has enjoyed sustained growth since its incorporation in 1994 by its founder M. Claude Chevalier, under the name of Bio-K Plus International Inc. The company has maintained the highest level of commitment to research and development since its inception. Over that time Bio-K+ International has seen its product line expand while its markets have sustained consistent growth. Bio-K+ International currently employs more than 80 professionals.
Interest in the extraordinary qualities of Bio-K+ probiotics among consumers and healthcare professionals in Canada, the United States, Europe and elsewhere continues to grow. Awareness of the health benefits of probiotics is rising dramatically, reaching a much larger group of consumers. Making better, more-informed, choices about probiotics is in the interest of consumers and those in healthcare. Bio-K+ products are available in health food stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals, and healthcare providers' offices across North America, and are expected to be available soon in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Europe. Bio-K+ is a proven, superior probiotic product whose time is now, whose future is bright, and whose potential is boundless.
About Bio-K +
The Bio-K+CL1285 probiotic formula contains L. acidophilus CL1285 and L. casei LBC80R-bacterial strains selected for their superior probiotic qualities. The research and development of these probiotics dates back to 1960, and numerous studies have demonstrated the ability of these robust strains to resist stomach acids and bile salts and colonize the intestine in sufficient quantity to be highly effective. Bio-K+ is suitable for daily consumption by seniors, adults, and children aged 12 months and older. Hospitals and clinics began using Bio-K+ in 2004 and doctors surveyed name Bio-K+ as the probiotic they most recommend.