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Probiotic Defense - 90 Vcaps
 
  • Healthy Intestinal Flora
  • Probiotic Blend in a Whole Food Base
  • 1 Billion Organisms, includes Soil Organisms
  • Promotes Positive Probiotic Balance and Supports Immune System

NOW Probiotic Defense is a combination of "friendly" probiotic bacteria, including ones commonly found as soil organisms, blended into a fermented whole food base.  NOW Probiotic Defense contains 13 active bacterial strains and has been designed to support gastrointestinal health and immune system function.  FOS is also included in this product to assist healthy growth of Acidophilus and Bifidus organisms.  NOW Probiotic Defense is stable at room temperature, requiring no refrigeration.

Probiotics are good bacteria that are essential to a fully-functioning immune system.  You have 5-6 pounds of bacteria in your gut where the immunse system is located, and it is important to keep a good ratio of good and bad probiotics.  Ideally you would like to have 85-90% good bacteria.  Overuse of antibiotics, poor diet and lifestyle, and toxins all lead to an overgrowth of bad bacteria.

Probiotics are the friendly bacteria that are similar to other organisms that live in the digestive tract. Certain strains or types of probiotics have been linked to all sorts of health benefits, helping with irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, and the infamous traveler’s diarrhea, to boosting the immune system.

They're often used when taking antibiotics to combat diarrhea that may result from taking antibiotics.

  • Probiotics helps the human body in fighting carcinogens.
  • Probiotics helps in food digestion.
  • Probiotics enhances the immune system.
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  • Probiotics helps the human body in fighting carcinogens.
  • Probiotics helps in food digestion.
  • Probiotics enhances the immune system.
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  • Probiotics helps the human body in fighting carcinogens.
  • Probiotics helps in food digestion.
  • Probiotics enhances the immune system.
- See more at: http://naturalsociety.com/benefits-of-probiotics/#sthash.T4SB9TYs.dpuf

Probiotics interact with the immune system and provide a host of benefits to prevent or treat diseases. They include irritable bowel disorders such as ulcerative colitis, candida, diarrhea, and even autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, autism and others.

The effects of probiotics on the immune system is profound.  Beneficial bacteria in your intestines crowd out harmful bacteria and have a direct effect on your immune response. Unfortunately, changes in the bacteria in the gut occur as we age, and in particular a decline in Bifidobacteria, which inhibit pathogenic microbes. This increases the susceptibility to colds, flu and infections, but probiotics can help restore it.

Antibiotics kill the beneficial, good bacteria along with the bad. When these protective bacteria are wiped out, pathogenic bacteria and other organisms move in, causing diarrhea, yeast overgrowth in the vagina and intestines, and a host of other issues. The good bacteria must be cultivated by taking a good probiotic.

NOW Foods was founded in 1968 under the belief that good health was not a luxury available only to the wealthy. For the past forty-five years, they have made it their life's work to offer health food and nutritional supplements of the highest quality, at prices that are fair and affordable to all those who seek them.

Today, NOW Foods is one of the top-selling brands in health foods stores, an award-winning manufacturer, a respected advocate of the natural product industry, and a leader in the fields of nutritional science and methods development. And while they have grown considerably over the past four decades, one thing has never changed – their commitment to providing products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.



 
Nutrition Info
 
 
Serving Size 1 Vcap
 
 Amount Per Serving
Proprietary Probiotic Defense™ Blend of:     
Fermented Greens [Barley Grass (Hordeum vulgaris),     
Oat Grass (Avena sativa), Wheat Grass (Triticum aestivum),     
and Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)],     
Freeze-dried Probiotic Strains (1 Billion cfu)     
[Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus     
brevis, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus plantarum,     
Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus     
paracasei, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Bifidobacterium bifidum,     
Bifidobacterium brevis, Bifidobacterium longum, and     
Saccharomyces boulardil],     
Super Green Foods [Alfalfa Juice Concentrate,     
Atlantic Kelp (Laminaria digitata), and Dulse (Palamaria     
palmata)]     
 
 
     
Details
Serving Size:  1 Vcap
 
Suggested Usage:  As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vcap® 3 times daily with water, preferably on an empty stomach.  Start with 1 Vcap® per day and gradually increase to 3 Vcaps® per day.
 
Other Ingredients:  Cellulose (capsule), Fermented Molasses, Probiotic Cultures, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Chicory Root Inulin/FOS (fructooligosaccharide) and Silica.  Contains milk derivatives.
 
Contains no:  salt, starch, corn, soy, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
 
Suitable for lacto-vegetarians.  May contain trace levels of dairy protein.
 
The friendly bacteria contained in this product are commonly found as soil organisms.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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