Adult’s Probiotic

6 adult-specific medicinal human strains of our award-winning live probiotic blends for the support of healthy intestinal flora

Udo's Choice® Adult's Probiotic

Adult’s Probiotic

$20.99$40.49
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  • 19-54 years old
  • Award-winning high-potency 'friendly' bacteria for digestive and immune support, and overall good health in adults*
  • 6 adult-specific human-adapted strains of live probiotics with the highest survival/colonization rates; no transient strains
  • Minimum 17 billion viable cells per capsule at manufacture
  • Gluten- and corn-free, non-GMO
  • Take 1-3 caps daily, with or after meals
  • Always store in fridge or freezer for maximum potency and stability of live bacterial cells

Product Description

WHAT IS UDO’S CHOICE® ADULT’S PROBIOTIC? Part of our multiple award-winning collection of age-specific probiotics, Udo’s Choice Adult’s Probiotic is a medicinal blend of six human-adapted (aka resident or non-transient), adult-specific live probiotics. This special blend provides you with a safe and effective high-potency source of probiotics that naturally live and thrive in the healthy digestive tract of adults.

WHAT ARE PROBIOTICS AND WHAT DO THEY DO? The human body is a walking ecosystem: There are ten times more microbial cells living on the surfaces of our bodies — both inner and outer — than there are human cells.(1) Also known as ‘friendly’ bacteria, the probiotics that live in our digestive tract protect us from harmful bacteria. In addition, they help with digestion; make vitamins (B and K) and short chain fatty acids; stimulate the protective ‘mucin’ secretion in the gut lining; and break down cholesterol and toxins in our bowel. But their wide-ranging health effects extend beyond our GI tract, affecting our immune system, the liver and brain, the weight management system, and more.(2) Our very survival depends on them.

WHY ARE PROBIOTIC SUPPLEMENTS IMPORTANT FOR HEALTH? Throughout the human life cycle, the GI tract microbiome usually maintains a mutually beneficial relationship with its host. However, many factors can reduce and negatively affect the number of friendly bacteria in the adult gut: infection and other illness; antibiotics; aging; cooked and hyper-processed foods; stress; a fiber-poor diet; alcohol or chlorinated water, inadequate sleep, and taking NSAIDs and other medications, to name some.(3)

A reduced number of beneficial bacteria leaves you vulnerable to harmful bacteria that can overpopulate, creating an unbalanced state known as intestinal dysbiosis. Left untreated, symptoms of dysbiosis can become chronic and lead to bigger health concerns.(4) By restoring a disrupted gut balance, probiotic supplements keep various ‘bad’ bacteria in check and promote the functional state of the GI tract and its far-reaching metabolic, immunological, nutritional, and psychological effects.*(5,6,7,8,9)

WHAT MAKES UDO’S CHOICE ADULT’S PROBIOTIC SO SPECIAL? Our pioneering work with our Udo’s Choice® probiotic blends started in the 1990s when we introduced the first-ever line of age-specific probiotics. Because we care about results, we tailored this high-potency formula to the specific needs of adults, since the types and amounts of probiotics found in a healthy gut change over the life cycle. And, like people, probiotics work better in teams, which is why we chose to use blends of strains.

All of our Udo’s Choice probiotics are human-adapted (or HA). Unlike the transient (aka non-resident) dairy- and plant-derived bacteria widely marketed, our HA probiotic strains successfully implant and colonize the human digestive tract for up to two weeks. Why? HA strains survive strong stomach acid and bile, reaching the intestinal tract at full potency. Transient probiotics are far less effective.

Udo’s Choice probiotics deliver: When compared to four other well-known brands by an independent research group, the measured viable cells of Udo’s Choice ‘stood out from the rest numerically and statistically’, and ‘Udo’s Choice was the only brand for which the number of viable bacteria recovered met the recommendations for daily dosage of a probiotic regimen’.(10) No other company makes probiotics like we do.

REFERENCES



  1. Savage DC. Microbial Ecology of the Gastrointestinal Tract. Annual Review of Microbiology. Vol. 31: 107-133 (Volume publication date October 1977). DOI: 10.1146/annurev.mi.31.100177.000543.

  2. Gerritsen J, Smidt H, Rijkers GT, de Vos WM. Intestinal microbiota in human health and disease: the impact of probiotics. Genes Nutr. 2011 Aug; 6(3): 209–240. Published online 2011 May 27. doi:  10.1007/s12263-011-0229-7.

  3. Zhang YJ, Li S, Gan RY, Zhou T, Xu DP, Li HB. Impacts of gut bacteria on human health and diseases. Int J Mol Sci. 2015 Apr 2;16(4):7493-519. doi: 10.3390/ijms16047493.

  4. Carding S, Verbeke K, Vipond DT, Corfe BM, Owen LJ. Dysbiosis of the gut microbiota in disease. Microb Ecol Health Dis. 2015 Feb 2;26:26191. doi: 10.3402/mehd.v26.26191. eCollection 2015.

  5. Gritz EC, Bhandari V. The human neonatal gut microbiome: a brief review. Front Pediatr. 2015 Mar 5;3:17. doi: 10.3389/fped.2015.00017. eCollection 2015.

  6. Al Kassaa I, Hober D, Hamze M, Chihib NE, Drider D. Antiviral potential of lactic Acid bacteria and their bacteriocins. Probiotics Antimicrob Proteins. 2014 Dec;6(3-4):177-85. doi: 10.1007/s12602-014-9162-6.

  7. Al Kassaa I, Hober D, Hamze M, Chihib NE, Drider D. Antiviral potential of lactic Acid bacteria and their bacteriocins. Probiotics Antimicrob Proteins. 2014 Dec;6(3-4):177-85. doi: 10.1007/s12602-014-9162-6.

  8. Garrett WS, Gordon JI, Glimcher LH. Homeostasis and inflammation in the intestine. Cell. 2010 Mar 19;140(6):859-70. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2010.01.023.

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  10. Banas JA, Popp ET. Recovery of Viable Bacteria from Probiotic Products that Target Oral Health. Probiotics Antimicrob Proteins. 2013 Sep;5(3):227-31. doi: 10.1007/s12602-013-9142-2.


Additional Information

AGE GROUP:

19-54 years old

VIABLE CELL COUNT:

Minimum 17 billion viable cells per capsule at manufacture; 10 billion at date of expiry.

INGREDIENTS:

Udo’s Choice® Adult’s Probiotic blend contains the following human-adapted probiotic strains: Lactobacillus casei HA-108 (35%); Lactobacillus rhamnosus HA-111 (25%); Lactobacilius acidophilus HA-122 (20%); Lactobacillus plantarum HA-119 (10%); Bifidobacterium bifidum HA-132 (5%); Bifidobacterium breve HA-129 (5%). Non-medicinal ingredients: potato starch, silicon dioxide (to keep dry/ prevent damage to probiotics), ascorbic acid (as an antioxidant), stearic acid and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose. Encapsulated in plant-based capsules.

SUGGESTED USE:

Take 1-3 capsules daily, with or after meals. For best results: Open the contents of one capsule into food cool enough to eat, to ensure a continuing supply – starting in the mouth – of protective probiotics in every meal. We do this to mimic how it was in nature, when diets were rich in fresh foods covered with probiotics, before we started to kill them by cooking, processing, chemical farming practices, etc. Mixed into foods, probiotics benefit your entire digestive tract – including mouth, esophagus, and stomach – that swallowing capsules will miss.

CORRECT STORAGE:

Always keep refrigerated. At your local health food store or supermarket, you will always find it in the cooler. Refrigeration ensures maximum potency and stability of live bacterial cells, and guarantees number of cells listed at date of expiration on the label. Freeze to increase stability and prolong potency. For each day without refrigeration (at room temperature), about 1% of the viable cells will be lost.

AVAILABLE SIZES:

60 vegetarian capsules

2 reviews for Adult’s Probiotic

  1. 5 out of 5

    :

    I started taking Udo’s probiotics after a string of bugs that required me to take oral and IV antibiotics. I hadn’t ever taken probiotics before but felt that I needed that additional immune support, eating sauerkraut wasn’t cutting it, and I felt like my immune system was wrecked. I had learned about Udo’s Choice from a friend who takes the same probiotics on a regular basis.

    Long story short, I still take the probiotics every day to maintain a healthy gut! The packaging is beautiful as well, I love the amber glass bottle, it sits happily in my fridge.

  2. 5 out of 5

    :

    Since 2005 I have been using Udo’s Choice oil, a product I’ve been a big fan of throughout the years.
    A few weeks ago, I bought their “Adult’s Probiotic” for the first time, after the owner of our local natural health store (in a small town in Denmark) made a recommendation to try this product.
    He explained the difference in quality between the various types of probiotics and I have already noticed a remarkable difference in the stomach region.
    So despite the fact that this was the highest priced brand on the shelf (in the fridge) I am already a loyal user!

    Thanks to the Udo’s Choice company for making another truly great product!

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The Bottom Line

A diminished number of probiotics in the gut can wreak havoc on our digestive and overall health. Taking a high-potency blend of probiotics — specifically human-adapted probiotics — is a safe and effective means for maintaining and restoring the various beneficial bacteria that naturally thrive in a healthy digestive tract. We created Udo’s Choice Adult’s Probiotic to give you all the ‘friendly’ bacteria you need, and provide additional protection from the harmful ones.*

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Not intended as medical advice. †Daily value not established.
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