FloraFood is a top quality probiotic formula combining three powerful strains of healthy bacteria that aid in a variety of digestive system disorders.
Various digestive ailments are the #1 problem in North America and many other countries around the world.
Sadly, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation and the passing of undigested food has become common for many people.
But common does not mean normal!
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should consider it as a warning that you have a digestive imbalance. If you let them go too long, you can develop more serious problems ranging from hemorrhoids to cancer.
When the good bacteria is insufficient in your body, you will have poor absorption of nutrients from the food you eat and even the supplements you take. You could actually be flushing your money down the toilet with little benefit in return.
Probiotics (good bacteria) help digest food, support the immune system, maintain healthy cholesterol levels and produce B vitamins and amino acids.
If your balance of "friendly bacteria" and "unfriendly bacteria" is not right, the "unfriendlies" can grow out of control and you will begin to suffer from Candida albicans (yeast infection) and a whole range of unpleasant symptoms.
There are so many different brands and varieties of acidophilus and probiotics on the market. Some of them are quite good, but you really need to be careful that you are getting good quality. At the very least, read the labels.
Be sure that you are getting at least 1 billion guaranteed CFU per serving. Don't be fooled by a guarantee for quality at the time of manufacture. You want a guarantee for a specific expiration date.
The probiotic I prefer is FloraFood®. It is a unique blend of human-sourced L. acidophilus, B. bifidum, and B. longum. This powerful trio works together to encourage the population of friendly bacteria throughout the digestive tract.
Lactobacilli: Lactobacillus acidophilus is probably the most popular of the probiotics and perhaps the most studied. Acidophilus lives primarily in the small intestine and produces lactic acid that helps defeat unfriendly bacteria.
This strain of good bacteria is known to inhibit microorganisms that produce disease in the vagina and urinary tract, especially Candida albicans (yeast infection).
Something you may not know is that, according to the Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, one study in 2002 indicated that L. achidophilus has an inhibitory effect against Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria that is considered to be the main cause of peptic ulcers.
Bifidobacteria: Bifidobacteria thrive in the colon (large intestine) and produce several necessary vitamins. They have also been shown to help remove cholesterol.
The two types of Bifidobacteria included in Florafood bring individual benefits...
Florafood is specially formulated with the ability to survive stomach acid and has a guaranteed 1 billion clinically effective dose of 1 billion CFU (colon-forming units of active bacteria) in every capsule.
Recommended Use: This Flora Food is especially beneficial for travelers and for those who want to prevent yeast overgrowth and unhealthy bacteria from flourishing.
I ALWAYS take probiotics when I am forced to take antibiotics. It is important to continue taking them after you finish the antibiotics, as well. Quite often I can avoid needing the antibiotics if I maintain a regular use of acidophilus on a daily basis.
I have suffered with cold sores (Herpes Simplex) since I was a child. I've learned to begin taking extra probiotics at the first sign of a break-out along with L-lysine. This usually keeps me from getting a severe case, so that my cold sores are relatively short lived.
Take one capsule with meals twice a day to start with if you know you have a problem. If you just want to take it as a maintenance for good health, one a day is fine. If you are suffering from one of the chronic digestive disorders mentioned, you may want to take 2 capsules, two to three times daily. If you pay attention, you will learn the right amount to take for your needs.
To your good health!