ReNew Life - FloraSmart Advanced Probiotic 6 Billion - 30 Vegetarian Caplets
Renew FloraSMART 6 Billion Shelf-Stable High-Bifido Probiotic Support for ages 15 & up. FloraSMART 6 Billion is a daily maintenance probiotic formula that supports digestive health. FloraSMART 6 Billion contains 10 strains of microflora, including Bifidobacteria, Lactobacilli and Lactococcus cultures to support intestinal and immune health.
- Caplets packaged for convenience and protection
- 12 billion probiotic bacteria per tablet
- 10 strains of microflora
- High Bifidobacteria count
- Supports healthy digestion, regularity
When using probiotics, it's important to choose a probiotic supplement that supports both sections of the intestinal tract. Bifidobacteria are critical to the large intestine, as they:
- Help manufacture vitamin K
- Help manufacture B vitamins, including B12
- Ferment soluble fiber and produce a short-chain fatty acid called butyric acid
- Promote regularity
FloraSMART BIO-tract Technology
FloraSMART probiotic formulas are ideal for travelers and people on the go. Conveniently packaged in individual packets that fit easily into pockets, purses or briefcases, each FloraSMART caplet uses a unique BIO-tract delivery system to safely and effectively deliver probiotics to the intestines. The BIO-tract delivery system consists of natural plant-based compounds that form a gel around each caplet when it is exposed to liquids. The gel coating allows the caplet to bypass the harsh acidity of the stomach and deliver the probiotics directly to the intestines. Each caplet breaks down over a 10-hour period, offering a true controlled release of the probiotics.
Renew Life comprehensive line of probiotic supplements continues to be America's leading choice for optimal digestive and immune support. Each of their high-potency, multi-billion-count formulas combines clinically proven probiotic strains in fewer capsules to ensure maximum effectiveness, with advanced delivery methods such as Renew Life BIO-tract and Enteric-GUARD technology to help protect the active probiotics from harsh stomach acid and transport them directly to the intestines where they are needed most.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Probiotics?
There are literally trillions of microorganisms in the human digestive tract. Some are beneficial, some are harmful, and some are neutral. Probiotics are the good type of bacteria that help crowd out the harmful bacteria in order to keep you healthy. This is important because more than 70 percent of your immune defenses can be found in your digestive tract.
Ideally, there should be about 80 percent good/neutral bacteria to about 20 percent harmful bacteria in your gut. However, everyday factors such as diet, stress, travel, exposure to illness and even the use of certain medications can diminish the number of healthy bacteria in the digestive tract and upset an otherwise balanced intestinal environment. This allows unhealthy microbes to flourish and may lead to intestinal issues such as diarrhea and constipation, as well as a decline in healthy immune function. Taking a daily probiotic supplement can help replenish good bacteria and restore a healthy bacterial balance.
What Are the Benefits of Probiotics?
Probiotics provide a multitude of benefits for the whole body. By helping to maintain a balanced intestinal environment, they enhance digestion and help prevent occasional irritable bowel, diarrhea, constipation and other digestive issues. They also help to ferment soluble fiber in the gut, which in turn produces a short-chain fatty acid called butyric acid that helps to nourish healthy colon cells and promote bowel regularity.
Vital to a healthy immune system, probiotics produce antibacterial compounds and acids that help support the growth of good bacteria in the gut and inhibit the growth of potentially harmful bacteria. As a result, they help to improve overall immune function.
Probiotics also help your body absorb valuable nutrients from food during the digestive process. In addition, they play a key role in the manufacturing of needed vitamins (including B12 and K) and provide nourishment for healthy intestinal cells.
Can I Get Enough Good Bacteria Just by Eating Yogurt?
Well, you would have to eat a lot of yogurt. In truth, you would need to consume dozens of canisters of yogurt daily to obtain the amount of beneficial probiotics in a high-potency probiotics supplement.
What Should I Look for in an Effective Probiotic Supplement?
One of the most important things to look for is high culture count (i.e. the number of “active” or “live” cultures in a formula). Choose a supplement with at least 6 billion active cultures (per single serving) for daily maintenance, and on up to 200 billion cultures per serving for advanced digestive and immune support.
It is also important that your supplement contain multiple strains of probiotic bacteria, as this will provide a wide range of benefits throughout the entire digestive system. For example, for those with frequent digestive troubles such as irritable bowel, constipation or diarrhea, a probiotic with high levels of Bifidobacteria is recommended, as Bifidobacteria is the most prevalent good bacteria in the large intestine (or colon).
Finally, your probiotic supplement should have an effective delivery system. This refers to how effectively the capsule or caplet is protected as it travels through the digestive system. Capsules may be enteric-protected, for example, to shield the probiotics from harsh stomach acid and help deliver them safely to the intestines where they are needed most.
Are Probiotics Safe for Children?
Yes. Infants actually receive their first beneficial bacteria during the birthing process, and supplying additional probiotics throughout the early years has been shown to provide significant benefits for overall digestive and immune health. Powdered formulas and chewable tablets are available for infants and toddlers.
Why Do I Hear So Much about Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria?
In a healthy intestinal tract, Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli make up the majority of the healthy bacterial cells residing there. Bifidobacteria are the most prevalent good bacteria in the large intestine (colon), and they account for up to 25 percent of the total probiotics in your body. Lactobacilli are the most prevalent good bacteria in the small intestine as well as the vaginal tract. They are especially important for women because they produce beneficial compounds that help fight the growth of harmful bacteria and yeast.
About ReNew Life
ReNew Life was established in 1997 by Brenda Watson and her husband Stan. Brenda has become one of the nation's leading authorities on natural digestive health, detoxification and internal cleansing. She is the author of 5 books on this topic and she has helped millions of people live longer, healthier lives through improved digestion, as part of her many public, TV and radio appearances and articles and seminars. ReNew Life produces the leading digestive health products available in health food stores and we take great pride in producing the best-quality products. We believe that through proper digestion and sensible dietary choices we can obtain the nutrition we all require to maintain optimal mental and physical health.
The ReNew Life Mission
The ReNew Life mission is to empower each and every one of their valued customers with the knowledge to improve overall health through optimum digestive function and superior nutrition. They accomplish this goal by providing safe and effective natural solutions to digestive care issues through their innovative product line and continued commitment to education.
Optimum health begins with a properly functioning digestive system, which is why every ReNew Life product is specifically formulated to provide the highest level of digestive support. The ReNew Life product line consists of formulations that address a broad range of digestive concerns as well as help to cleanse and support the digestive system. Because it is our sole focus, we are able to concentrate entirely on providing the finest digestive care products available. This exclusive focus sets us apart from other companies within the industry
Improving Lives Through Education
ReNew Life is committed to providing the tools necessary to improve the health of people everywhere. Each day brings new breakthroughs in the field of natural digestive care and functional nutrition, and their consumer helpdesk, staffed by experts, is readily accessible to answer questions and give digestive care advice about any of their products.