Essential-Biotic® COMPLETE provides twelve researched human probiotic strains, with a high potency of 50 billion colony-forming units (CFUs) per delayed-release vegetarian capsule (DRcaps™). It is stable at room temperature – no refrigeration required, non-dairy, and gluten-free.
Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS®-1 has been shown to normalize bowel habits and stool consistency, and reduce the discomfort associated with lactose intolerance and GI disturbance associated with travel.* Studied in combination, DDS®-1, Bifidobacterium lactis, B. longum and B. bifidum have been shown to support both upper and lower GI health.* The formula is enhanced with ten researched human strains of L. plantarum, B. breve, B. bifidum, B. longum, L. paracasei, L. casei, L. rhamnosus, L. salivarius, S. thermophilus, and L. lactis.*
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule||Amount Per Serving|
Lactobacillus plantarum UALp-05™
|(50 Billion CFU) 150.88 mg|
Other Ingredients: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water, gellan gum, microcrystalline cellulose, Nu-MAG® (rice extract, rice hulls, gum arabic, sunflower oil), silica.
As a dietary supplement, 1 capsule one or two times daily, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. May be taken with or without food.
From birth to old age, our intestinal landscape is an ever-shifting balance of health-promoting organisms (probiotics) and problematic ones. Long used safely in food, modern research confirms the safety and sustainability of Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus oral probiotic species.* Probiotics beneficially affect the intestinal microbiota via local and systemic immune mechanisms as well as non-immune
mechanisms.* Various structure/function benefits can accrue, including the following:
Competition with microbial pathogens for nutrients and adhesion sites*
The human gastrointestinal tract harbors between 10 trillion and 100 trillion microorganisms, comprised of hundreds of bacterial species. But we don’t start out that way. The newborn’s initial gut endowment is limited to a few types of organisms and gradually changes until it reaches a high diversity like the adult gut by 1 to 2 years of age. This development is affected by whether the birth was vaginal or cesarean section, as well as whether the first food was breast milk or formula. Infants born vaginally have increased bacterial diversity or “richness” in the gut, increased chances
for normal weight, and other health parameters.* Breastfed infants typically have a bifidobacteria-dominated microbiota, most likely due to the presence of prebiotic breast milk oligosaccharides as well as probiotic organisms in breast milk.
Improper acquisition of a diverse and balanced microbiota during infancy and early childhood may have an adverse impact on health into adulthood. Healthy initial colonization can influence gut maturation and immune, brain, and metabolic development.
Whether young or old, male or female, the human gastrointestinal tract may benefit from evidence-based strains, hypoallergenically formulated and safely delivered