Flora Udo's Choice Super 8 Hi-Potency Probiotic 42 Billion Cells - 60 Capsules
When intestinal balance is disrupted by modern diet, chlorinated water, stress or medications, a yeast overgrowth may occur, causing symptoms like fatigue, weakened immune function and problem skin. Super 8 Probiotic Blend delivers 15 billion viable cells per capsule at date of expiry.
Minimum 42 billion viable cells per capsule at the time of manufacture.
(Minimum 25 billion viable cells per capsule at printed two year expiration date.)
- Designed with a high concentration of L. acidophilus
- Supports colon health
- Promotes better yeast balance
- Intestinal Support
- Immune Function
- Digestion & Weight Management
World-renowned nutrition expert Udo Erasmus has created 7 different formulas to provide the right probiotic supplement for every member of the family.
Udo’s Choice Probiotic Blends are tailored to meet your needs. The type and amount of probiotic bacterial strains needed for best results will change at different stages of life and under different health conditions. All 7 blends of Udo’s probiotics use only medicinal strains of friendly, probiotic bacteria.
By using the right probiotic supplement, you can take a proactive approach to maintaining gastrointestinal well-being, a core foundation of overall good health. Udo’s Choice Probiotic Blends are best taken after meals. All of the bacterial strains chosen have been specially developed and tested for their gastric resistance. Unlike the live bacterial content of many foods being marketed today, the probiotic strains in Udo’s blends are able to survive the stomach acids to reach the intestinal tract at full potency.
Reasons to choose Udo's Choice Probiotics
Age, eating habits, health conditions and the strength of the digestive system change over time. So should your probiotic. at's why Udo's Choice off?ers 7 diff?erent formulas, using the proper mix of medicinal bacterial strains. They do not use fermented foods, nutraceuticals, prebiotics, vitamins or minerals. Our products contain no additives, no yeast and no Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) -- only pure,
concentrated living probiotic bacteria with guaranteed potency up to the date of expiry.
They only use medicinal human, plant and dairy strains that:
- Survive the two barriers to probiotic bacteria: hydrochloric acid in the stomach and bile in the small intestine--therefore, their probiotics don't need to use potentially allergenic enteric coatings.
- Produce bene? cial compounds that, once implanted, improve gut health.
- They don't use non-medicinal probiotic strains commonly used in conventional probiotic supplements, yogurts or dairy foods, such as Lactobacillus helveticus, Lactobacillus delbruekii spp.
- Bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus.
They can guarantee billions of live friendly bacteria at the printed expiration date because of their:
- Special moisture- and oxygen-resistant capsules.
- Independent (third-party) laboratory analysis for potency and purity.
- Premium packaging: recyclable, nitrogen-? ushed glass bottles and metal caps that do not allow air or light to a?ffect the contents.
Why do we need probiotic supplements?
While most people assume they have a healthy intestinal tract, lifestyle and environmental factors can compromise the digestive system. This allows undesirable bacteria to take hold and cause problems. Such factors may include poor eating habits, excess alcohol consumption, chlorinated drinking water, stress, the use of antibiotics in food production and medical treatments, and a number of other factors, including health problems and simply aging, which can greatly reduce the number of friendly bacteria in our systems.
When the ratio of good bacteria to bad is out of balance, problems begin to arise such as poor absorption of nutrients and intestinal toxicity. This can result in gas, bloating, diarrhea and constipation, among other discomforts. If this imbalance is left untreated, the symptoms can become chronic and can compromise the immune system and lead to other serious health concerns.
Healthy microflora can be compromised by the prolonged use of prescription drugs. In fact, many women who use antibiotics over a prolonged period of time develop yeast infections. That's because antibiotics not only kill off pathogenic bacteria, they also eliminate good bacteria. This may enable yeast overgrowth and other imbalances to thrive.
Udo's Choice Probiotic Blends help support the growth of a healthy natural microflora. These friendly bacteria are necessary for limiting the proliferation of undesirable bacteria, fortifying the immune system, while helping the body carry out the digestive process as nature intended.
Udo's Choice product integrity is ensured by the use of recyclable, nitrogen-flushed glass bottles and metal caps that do not allow air or light to affect the contents. Our probiotics contain only an average of 1% dairy and soy lecithin combined.
Refrigeration ensures maximum potency and stability of active bacterial cells, right up to the expiry date on the label, so look for Udo's Choice Probiotics in the cooler section of your health food store.
At Flora, we have been manufacturing and supplying premium herbal products since 1965, but our roots stretch back to Germany in the early 1900s, where Dr. Otto Greither, grandfather of the current owner Thomas Greither, dedicated his life to the discovery, production and distribution of natural health care products. Flora has preserved his original dedication to perfect and make available herbal remedies that ensure maximum purity, quality and potency with a holistic approach to health.
In God We Trust
The mission of Flora is to participate in the continuing evolution of the people on Earth toward universal harmony, peace and perfection by providing products and services for the purification and upliftment of the body and spirit, and by providing to each person who derives a livelihood with Flora, an opportunity for personal growth and advancement of these goals in life.
In 1965, Flora began its North American operations in Burnaby, British Columbia, and is currently owned by natural health visionary Thomas Greither. Originally, Thomas ran a natural foods store in Burlington, Vermont, and it was his dream to produce and provide consumers with the finest health products available.
In its early stages, Flora served primarily as a centre for distributing and marketing European herbal remedies. At that time, alternative health products were virtually unknown in Canada. As interest grew, Flora began manufacturing natural bulk laxatives and its own line of herbal therapeutic teas. These teas were the first of their kind to be prepared in Canada and their popularity soon blossomed.
In 1986, Flora resumed its role as a pioneer when it produced the first truly cold-pressed, unrefined oils for medicinal use or food preparation. A unique manufacturing method eliminates any light or oxygen and allows the enzymes in the seed matter to be processed at body temperature and the essential fatty acids to remain active.
In 1988, Flora expanded into the U.S., opening a manufacturing facility in Lynden, Washington. The company also acquired several acres of farmland in order to grow its own organic herbs. All stages of production are done in-house in Burnaby and Lynden, from selecting and lab testing all raw materials to herb extraction, encapsulation and final packaging.
In June of 1992, in cooperation with Elaine Alexander, the company began preparing and distributing the remarkable herbal formula known as Flor•Essence. Its popular effect in exerting a positive influence on a host of chronic conditions has rapidly spread throughout the health community and is revered by people everywhere for its life-rejuvenating benefits. Flora also launched a foundational line of health products under the Udo's Choice™ label including the first age-specific probiotics and vegetarian DHA.
Today, Flora continues its innovation in product development and environmentally friendly manufacturing practices.
Flora has evolved into one of North America's premier natural health products companies. The U.S. and Canadian production plants include sophisticated semi-automatic and fully automatic equipment for processing quality herbal teas and liquid tonics, encapsulating herbal extracts and cold-pressing certified organic seeds into health-benefitting oils. Flora's ongoing research and development has resulted in a number of production methods which are the finest in the world.
All of Flora's products are manufactured in accordance with GMP standards and the facilities and manufacturing procedures are in compliance with all regulatory agencies in Canada and the United States, including Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition, Flora is a certified organic producer and processor overseen by the third-party certifying agency, Quality Assurance International, (QAI). This means that the organic herbal remedies prepared and distributed by Flora are guaranteed top quality and chemical free, right from the seed that is planted to the harvest and from the post-harvest facilities to the final production and packing.
Thomas Greither is dedicated to preserving the environment and in utilizing production and packaging practices that are ecologically sound, including vegetarian capsules for all the dry herbal extracts and environmentally friendly amber glass bottles for the herbal tonics and organic oils.
Flora has been honoured with numerous awards and continually strives to remain a leader in the field of natural health by remaining committed to its mandate of offering only supreme quality formulas.
Flora grows most of its own herbs on farms in Washington and Chile and purchases the rest through fair trade practices from organic farmers. "We are one of the very few companies who actually grow our own herbs," says Thomas Greither. "If we buy from another farm, we know what seed they used, and we always receive the herbs in the whole form. You can tell if it was dried properly and handled properly. Most companies buy them powdered. We have a whole grinding department. Each herb needs a different cutting mechanism, and we cut them just before manufacturing. With essential herbs, if I grind them a half a year before manufacturing, that would not be as effective. Sometimes the industry gets a bad name because of the use of these dried herbs. Essential oils oxidize out of the product. For example, in our teas, we have a special vapour moisture barrier so the essential oils from the product can't evaporate; it preserves freshness."
The certified organic farm in Chile lies on 1500 acres of land that has never been intensively farmed, and was thoroughly tested before cultivation began to ensure it was free of pollutants such as chemical fertilizers. The farm is set in a pristine paradise cut off by the deserts in the north, the waters of the Antarctic in the south, the Andes (with a height of 5,500 metres) in the east and the Pacific Ocean in the west. This natural enclosing wall protects from plant diseases and insects, and there are no city exhaust fumes or sources of industrial pollution for many kilometres.
Today, approximately 100 different raw materials are supplied here, from more than 80 plant species. Once harvested, the plants are dried using the world's most advanced eco-friendly solar dryers.
Flora also distributes products for our close manufacturing partners who have the same high standards and are dedicated to preparing supreme quality, well-researched and tested remedies to provide for you and your family. We have the great privilege of working together within a global health community to both manufacture and distribute our own products as well as distribute herbal preparations of other leading companies.