WHAT IS UDO’S CHOICE® SUPER BIFIDO PLUS PROBIOTIC? Part of our multiple award-winning collection of condition-specific probiotics, Udo’s Choice Super Bifido Plus Probiotic is a medicinal blend of eight human-adapted (aka resident or non-transient) live probiotics. This special blend was designed to provide you with a safe and effective highest-potency source of beneficial Bifidobacterium (80%) for more challenging intestinal issues and maximum support*
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 upper and lower digestive tract, and other parts of the body: 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 dysbiosis. Left untreated, symptoms of dysbiosis can become chronic and lead to bigger intestinal and other health concerns.(4) By restoring a disrupted gut, 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 SUPER BIFIDO PLUS 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 highest-potency formula to include 80% Bifidobacterium which are helpful in maintaining and restoring reduced beneficial bacteria related to more challenging intestinal issues.* 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 probiotics ‘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.
19 years & older
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Minimum 102 billion viable cells per capsule at time of manufacture; 61 billion at date of expiry.
Udo’s Choice® Super Bifido Plus Probiotic blend contains the following human-adapted medicinal probiotic strains: Bifidobacterium breve HA-129 (45%†); Bifidobacterium longum HA-135 (20%†); Bifidobacterium bifidum HA-132 (15%†); Lactobacillus casei HA-108 (8%†); Lactobacillus rhamnosus HA-111 (4%†); Lactobacillus acidophilus HA-122 (3%†); Lactobacillus plantarum HA-119 (3%†); Lactobacillus salivarius HA-118 (2%†)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.
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 recommend 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.
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.
30 vegetarian capsules