BioDoph-7 Plus is a unique blend of probiotics and prebiotics, along with additional support for a healthy GI tract.
Combining the strains in BioDoph-7 Plus of Bifido, Lactobacillus, and Streptococcus with MegaSpore’s Bacillus strains and Restorflora’s Saccharomyces boulardi, these 3 probiotic blends give you a healthier balance of gut flora in the microbiome.
Classically defined, probiotics are “a preparation of, or a product containing viable, defined microorganisms in sufficient numbers, which alter the microbiota (typically by colonization) in a compartment of the host, and by that, exert beneficial health effects in this host.” Traditionally, probiotics have consisted of species from the genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, however other strains have demonstrated beneficial effects. Documented research has indicated important benefits associated with the use of probiotic bacteria, including improved digestion, enzymatic activity and overall health. For example, L. plantarum is recognized as a major colonizer(2) and was shown to “decrease translocation, improve mucosal status, improve liver status, improve the immunologic status of the mucosa, and to reduce mucosal inflammation.” Subsequently, L. plantarum is considered to be an integral part of the host’s immunologic defense.
Probiotics have also shown to have a modulating effect on the immune system. A probiotic combination of Lactobacilli species, Bifidobacteria species and a Streptococcal strain was shown to be immunomodulating by virtue of both the upregulation of IL-10 production by dendritic cells, and the decreased production of interferon-gamma by T-cells. Also noted was a “diminished proinflammatory effect via a decrease in the lipopolysaccharide production of IL-12.”
BioDoph-7 Plus® supplies ingredients that:
- Improves digestive function
- Improves immunologic status
- Increases beneficial anaerobes
- Decreases “unfriendly” organisms
- Stimulates phagocytosis
- Soothes gastric mucosa
Like probiotics, prebiotics also play a beneficial role in GI health, via their alteration of the gut flora composition in favor of beneficial bacterial. Prebiotics are categorized as a “nondigestible food ingredient that beneficially affects the host by selectively stimulating the growth and/or activity of one or a limited number of bacteria in the colon.” The prebiotic inulin demonstrated beneficial results with administration, by virtue of its ability to stimulate the enumeration of the colonic Bifidobacteria population, thus improving the composition of the gut flora.
Arabinogalactan from larch is also an effective prebiotic fiber. In the large intestine it is actively fermented by friendly intestinal microflora, resulting in an increased number of beneficial anaerobes, while simultaneously decreasing unfriendly organisms such as Clostridia.
Marshmallow root extract, also considered a prebiotic, supplies polysaccharides, including arabinogalactans and glucan. It stimulates phagocytosis, and has been shown to alleviate local irritation of the gastric mucosa.(9) Thus, when considering overall health benefits, the combination of prebiotics and probiotics supplied by BioDoph-7 Plus® are a judicious choice, having documented success in improving gastrointestinal health. Additionally, by utilizing a prophylactic approach, gastrointestinal complaints may be addressed in a means that will promote optimal wellness.
One (1) capsule one (1) to two (2) times each day as a dietary supplement or as otherwise directed by a healthcare professional.
Inulin (from Chicory root)*, Arabinogalactans (from Larch)*, Marshmallow (Althea officinalis) (extract) (root)*, Bifidobacterium bifidum*, Bifidobacterium lactis*, Bifidobacterium breve*, Lactobacillus paracasei*, Lactobacillus plantarum*, Lactobacillus salivarius*, Streptococcus thermophilus*
Each capsule of BioDoph-7 Plus® contains more than 20 billion organisms at time of manufacture.
Vegetarian capsule shell (modified cellulose) and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).
Contains an ultra-trace amount (0.3 ppm) of milk constituents which are used in the fermentation of probiotic ingredients.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Store in a cool, dry area and ideally, refrigerate after opening.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
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