Critical Care Probiotic - 100 Billion

Critical Care Probiotic - 100 Billion

  • $60.59

Feature Summary

Natural Factors Critical Care Probiotic 100 Billion Active Cells 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. The potent one-a-day formulation contains four Lactobacilli strains 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.
Offering significant numbers of colony-forming units (cfu) of L. paracasei, L. plantarum, B. breve, and L. acidophilus, Natural Factors Critical Care Probiotic can quickly restore the diversity of microflora after antibiotic use, as well as reduce the incidence of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and constipation. 
Several probiotic strains in the Critical Care formula (namely L. paracasei, L. acidophilus, B. animalis subsp. lactis, B. bifidum,and B. longum) have been clinically proven to help reduce the production of pro-inflammatory substances and to alleviate the gastrointestinal effects of psychological stress. 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. 
Critical Care Probiotic from Natural Factors provides significant support for digestive health and immune function with a guaranteed potency of 180 billion active cells at manufacture and 100 billion minimum at the time of expiry.

Main selling features

  • Formulated to provide critical care for acute needs
  • Has a guaranteed potency of 100 billion colony forming units (cfus) of key probiotics
  • Contains 9 specialty cultured and clinically tested strains, including L. paracasei and L. acidophilus, shown to help improve resistance to MRSA and Clostridium difficile
  • Also includes L. rhamnosus and B. longum, clinically proven to enhance immune function
  • B. animalis subsp. lactis is also clinically proven to reduce the production of pro-inflammatory substances

How it works

The diversity of microflora in the gut not only affects gastrointestinal health but also immune function, our resistance to pathogenic infection, and the adverse effects of stress on digestive health. 
When antibiotics, stress, and dietary and lifestyle factors adversely affect the populations of good bacteria in our gut, we are placed at increased risk of infectious and noninfectious diseases, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus,Candida albicans, and Clostridium difficile. These pathogens can cause increased inflammation and tissue damage throughout the body, distressing gastrointestinal symptoms such as severe diarrhea, and other systemic effects such as compromised immune system function. 
Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli work together to maintain an effective intestinal barrier against pathogens; to reduce the production of pro-inflammatory substances; and to stimulate phagocytes, dendritic cells, and other immune system cells to destroy foreign organisms and unwanted prolific cell growth. These probiotics help maintain conditions in the gut that are unfavourable for pathogenic infection, helping the body to eliminate undesirable microorganisms, particularly after antibiotic use. Many health care practitioners recommend the use of probiotics alongside antibiotics to restore gastrointestinal health and enhance immune function.

Medicinal Ingredients

Each capsule contains:
100 billion* active cells of the following specially cultured
probiotic strains:
Total bacterial culture 100 billion cfu†
Lactobacillus plantarum
(HA-119) (whole cell) 38 % 38 billion cfu†
Lactobacillus paracasei
(HA-196) (whole cell) 23 % 23 billion cfu†
Bifidobacterium breve
(HA-129) (whole cell) 15.25 % 15.25 billion cfu†
Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum
(HA-135) (whole cell) 10 % 10 billion cfu†
Lactobacillus acidophilus
(HA-122) (whole cell) 10 % 10 billion cfu†
Lactobacillus rhamnosus
(HA-111) (whole cell) 2 % 2 billion cfu†
Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis
(HA-194) (whole cell) 1 % 1 billion cfu†
Bifidobacterium bifidum
(HA-132) (whole cell) 0.5 % 0.5 billion cfu†
Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis
(HA-116) (whole cell) 0.25 % 0.25 billion cfu†
†cfu: colony forming units

Non-medicinal ingredients

Vegetarian capsule (carbohydrate gum [cellulose], purified water), potato starch, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant), ascorbic acid, skim milk, trypticase-soy broth, sucrose, yeast extract.