There are more than 100 kinds and 100 trillion bacteria living in a human intestine. Among those bacteria there are beneficial, harmful and neutral bacteria all fighting against each other. Probiotics are healthy (beneficial) bacteria that are essential for intestinal microbial balance and the bifidobacterium (BB536® strain) bacteria found in Ultimate Probiotic, is a beneficial species and the main component of intestinal microflora residing mostly in the colon.
Why does someone need to take probiotics?
Healthy bacteria, or probiotics, are needed for intestinal microbial balance but sometimes this balance can be thrown off – leading to diarrhea, constipation, candida yeast infections and other health issues. Probiotics can be affected by:
Use of antibiotics
Food poisoning and other intestinal disturbances often experienced while traveling
When the ratio of beneficial bacteria increases in the intestine, intestinal conditions are healthier but when harmful bacteria increases in the intestine, the natural balance is thrown off. The balance of the intestinal microflora affects overall health, so it is essential to keep a high ratio of the beneficial bacteria in the intestine at all times.
How many probiotics should I take?
For healthy flora and digestive balance, most people need 5-10 billion live cells daily.
I thought probiotics were supposed to be kept refrigerated?
The BB536™ process of Ultimate Probiotic stabilizes the most sensitive bifido bacteria and guarantees bioactivity even when not refrigerated. However, please store in a cool, dry place.
Does this product contain dairy?
Yes, milk is used in bifidobacterium longum (BB536®) in the growth of the microorganism, yet it is basically washed out during production.
I have a product information sheet that indicates this product is VEGAN friendly? But this product contains dairy, doesn't it?
Yes, this product contains dairy, so it is not Vegan friendly, but is lacto-ovo vegetarian friendly. This will not appear on future information sheets and we apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.
Is Ultimate Probiotics gluten free?
No, Ultimate Probiotics is not gluten free. We have confirmation on file that there is a gluten source added to this product.