WHAT IS UDO’S CHOICE® SUPER 5 LOZENGE PROBIOTIC? Part of our multiple award-winning collection of condition-specific probiotics, Udo’s Choice Super 5 Lozenge Probiotic is a medicinal blend of five human-adapted (aka resident or non-transient) live probiotics designed for oral health. This raspberry-flavored probiotic lozenge provides children and adults with a safe and effective high-potency source of beneficial bacteria that support healthy gums, teeth, good breath, digestion, and naturally live and thrive in a healthy digestive tract.*
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: poor oral hygiene, 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.*(5-9)
WHAT MAKES UDO’S CHOICE SUPER 5 LOZENGE 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 include probiotics that are uniquely found in the mouth and support oral health.* 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 a longer period of time. Why? HA strains survive strong stomach acid and bile, reaching the intestinal tract at a better rate. 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 Super 5 Lozenge Probiotic ‘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.
4 years & older (children & adults)
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Minimum 2 billion viable cells per capsule at time of manufacture.
Udo’s Choice® Super 5 Lozenge Probiotic blend contains the following human-adapted medicinal probiotic strains: Lactobacillus acidophilus HA-122 (60%†); Lactobacillus casei HA-108 (15%†); Bifidobacterium bifidum HA-132 (15%†); Lactobacillus rhamnosus HA-111 (5%†); Lactobacillus salivarius HA-118 (5%†). Non-medicinal ingredients: maltodextrin, xylitol, microcrystalline cellulose, natural raspberry flavor, ascorbic acid (as an antioxidant), citric acid, magnesium stearate, and silicon dioxide (to keep dry/ prevent damage to probiotics). Sweetened with 1 gram of dried organic cane juice.
Dissolve 1-2 lozenges gently in mouth, after each meal. To get the most oral benefit, never chew the tablet. Instead, let the tablet slowly dissolve in your mouth to access the greatest number of probiotics and get the greatest benefit in the upper digestive tract (mouth, esophagus, stomach).
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.