Critical Care Probiotic 55 Billion Live Probiotic Cultures
Natural Factors Critical Care Probiotic is a 9-strain formula that includes five strains of bifidobacteria and four strains of lactobacilli, providing powerful support for gastrointestinal and immune system health. This potent formulation includes L. paracasei, L. rhamnosus, L. acidophilus, L. plantarum, and B. bifidum, proven to help eliminate or reduce the growth of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and to lower incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.
This multistrain formula can quickly restore the diversity of microflora after antibiotic use, with L. acidophilus particularly helpful in counteracting antibiotic-associated diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and constipation.
The probiotic strains L. paracasei, L. acidophilus, B. animalis subsp. lactis, B. bifidum, and B. longum have been shown to help reduce the production of pro-inflammatory substances and to alleviate the gastrointestinal effects of psychological stress. Reducing inflammation can help in the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and food intolerances. Beneficial gut bacteria also play a role in the prevention and management of yeast overgrowth and urinary tract infections.
Each strain in this formulation has been carefully selected for its natural resistance to gastric acid, allowing the probiotics to reach the intestines at full potency.
- Provides maximum support for acute digestive health needs
- Restores and maintains healthy, balanced intestinal flora
- Combats antibiotic-associated digestive discomfort
- Supports GI intestinal integrity to help prevent or repair “leaky gut” syndrome
- Enhances immune system activity and reduces inflammation
- Limits growth of putrefactive and pathogenic bacteria
Quercetin is a natural plant pigment classified as a bioflavonoid. This key dietary antioxidant helps mitigate oxidative stress by scavenging and neutralizing free radicals in the body and improves the antioxidant activity of other dietary compounds such as vitamin C (Askari et al., 2021).
For many people, these tart North American berries are too lip-puckering to eat fresh. Thankfully, cranberry extracts offer an even more concentrated source of antioxidants than their fresh counterparts.
Echinacea, a popular flowering plant native to North America, is no stranger to health enthusiasts. Echinacea may be beautiful to look at, but did you know it also has a long list of health benefits?
Before it became a popular culinary ingredient, licorice was used as a medicine by ancient civilizations throughout Europe and Asia.
This Mediterranean herb with spiky purple flowers, named after its milky white veins, has been treasured for its healing properties since the first century AD.
Oregano is no average herb. For fans of Mediterranean cuisine, oregano’s unique aroma and flavour are definitely recognizable, but did you know that it has a long list of health benefits, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits?
Native to Southeast Asia, the brilliant yellow spice turmeric is a member of the ginger family. Arguably the best-known botanical today, the use of turmeric for both culinary and medicinal purposes dates back nearly 4,000 years.
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|Each vegetarian capsule contains:|
| 55 billion active cells* of the following specially cultured strains of probiotics:
|Total bacterial culture||
|| 55 billion cfu†
|Bifidobacterium breve (HA-129) (whole cell) (human)||20 %||11 billion cfu†|
|Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum (HA-135) (whole cell) (human)||20 %||11 billion cfu†|
|Lactobacillus paracasei (HA-196) (whole cell) (dairy)||15 %||8 .25 billion cfu†|
|Lactobacillus plantarum (HA-119) (whole cell) (plant)||15 %||8 .25 billion cfu†|
|Lactobacillus acidophilus (HA-122) (whole cell) (human)||10 %||5 .5 billion cfu†|
|Lactobacillus rhamnosus (HA-111) (whole cell) (human)||10 %||5 .5 billion cfu†|
|Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (HA-194) (whole cell) (dairy)||5 %||2 .75 billion cfu†|
|Bifidobacterium bifidum (HA-132) (whole cell) (human)||4 .5 %||2 .475 billion cfu†|
|Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis (HA-116) (whole cell) (human)||0 .5 %||0 .275 billion cfu†|
|†cfu: colony forming units|
Vegetarian capsule (carbohydrate gum [cellulose], purified water), potato starch, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant), ascorbic acid.
Recommended adult dose: 1 capsule daily or as directed by a health care practitioner. Take at least 2–3 hours before or after antibiotics.
May contain traces of milk and/or soy. Stop use and consult a health care practitioner if symptoms of digestive upset (e.g., diarrhea) occur, worsen, and/or persist beyond 3 days. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, or severe abdominal pain. Do not use this product if you have an immune-compromised condition (e.g., AIDS, lymphoma, patients undergoing long-term corticosteroid treatment). Keep out of the reach of children.
Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, or sweeteners; no sugar, wheat, gluten, corn, egg, fish, shellfish, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs. Suitable for vegetarians.