Protec with Bifidus and FOS
Protec with Bifidus and FOS is a new and updated Natural Factors Probiotic formula for general use by youth, adults and seniors, with L.rhamnosus as the predominant strain.
Protec is enteric-coated to protect fragile probiotics from digestive secretions until they reach the small and large intestine.
L.rhamnosus is probably the most important probiotic strain for health of the mouth to the small intestine. It protects by coating the mucus, preventing toxins from reaching the blood. It even results in better smelling breath. It survives temperature extremes and is resistant to bile salts and stomach acid, ferments 23 sugars and inhibits negative bacteria and yeast growth. It is hardier and keeps better without refrigeration.
Compared to L.acidophilus, L.rhamnosus is 8 to 10 times more prolific, has a larger spectrum of sugar fermentation (important for people with milk sugar intolerance) has better control over putrefactive microbes, and is more effective at inhibiting disease-causing pathogens.
L.acidophilus produces lactic acid which keeps a proper pH balance in the small intestine, inhibiting yeast growth. Studies have show that L.acidophilus is effective in reducing lactose intolerance, inhibiting undesirable organisms in the intestine, reducing cholesterol levels and controlling diarrhea.
B.bifidus helps maintain health of the large intestine in both children and adults, promoting regular bowel movements, giving protection from yeast and bacterial pathogens such as E.coli, Clostridium and Shigella infections.
B.longum is effective against putrefactive and pathogenic bacteria. It has anti-carcinogenic activity, deconjugates bile salts, helps to synthesize some of the B-complex vitamins and may lower the content of serum cholesterol.
FOS (Fructooligosaccharides) are short-chained indigestible sugars found in chicory. They feed on and increase the amount of healthy bacteria in the colon. As they are indigestible they pass through the small intestine into the colon intact where friendly bacteria feed on them and multiply. FOS, often referred to as prebiotics, are the ideal addition to a probiotic product to keep healthy amounts of friendly bacteria in the digestive tract.