Bio-Dophilus®, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, is a highly concentrated combination of probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus casei subsp. Rhamnosus, which provides a minimum of 10 billion viable microorganisms per gram. Each 280 mg capsule contains 2.8 billion viable microorganisms.
Unlike many other probiotic dietary supplements provided in powder form or gelatin capsules, Bio-Dophilus is enteric coated with inert cellulose. This prevents dissolution in the stomach, protects the microorganisms from the damaging effects of stomach acid, and ensures effective release in the intestine where the probiotics are able to survive and colonize.
One capsule daily after a meal, or as directed by physician. For more intensive supplementation, begin with one capsule daily for two weeks, then increase to up to three capsules per day after meals. Bio-Dophilus may be taken safely with other dietary probiotic supplements, such as NutraFlora® FOS or Intestamine®.