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Health Plus Prebiotic Formula -- 180 Capsules


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Health Plus Prebiotic Formula -- 180 Capsules

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Health Plus Prebiotic Formula Description

  • Food For Your Probiotics
  • Promotes the Growth of Good Bacteria
  • Helps Maintain Regualrity
  • Gluten Free
  • Milk Free
  • 180 Capsules - 500 mg Each Capsule

The thousands of probiotics in our digestive tract are living organisms that need food to survive. These probiotics don't eat just any food, they feed on prebiotic fibers. Prebiotic fibers are non-digestible to the human body, but highly digestible to probiotics. It is important to ensure you get enough prebiotics daily to feed the thousands of microflora in your digestive tract. Prebiotic Formula provides your system with 2 grams daily of Prebiotics to help support the growth of good bacteria and to help maintain regularity.

 

Our unique formulation provides you with multiple sources of prebiotic fibers, such as FOS, Inulin, Burdock Root, and Arabinogalactan. Each strain of probiotics has a particular function and the thousands in our bodies work synergistically to maintain a well-functioning digestive system. It is essential to help encourage all probiotic survival and growth.


Directions

Suggested Use: Adults take 3 capsules twice daily. Prebiotic Formula may be taken continually to support overall health.
Free Of
Gluten, milk.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories5
Proprietary Prebiotic Blend
Inulin, Fructooligosaccharides, Burdock Root and Arabinogalactin Bark
1005 mg*
Proprietary Probiotic Blend
L. Acidophilus, B. Lactis/Longum, L. Plantarum
315 mg*
Proprietary Digestive Support
Slippery Elm Bark, Hemicellulase, Phytase, Glucanase, Xylanase, and Pectinase
180 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, maltodextrin.
Warnings

Consult your physician if you have frequent diarrhea or if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition before using this product.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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Should Men and Women Take Different Probiotics?

Have you ever wondered why some probiotic formulas are targeted specifically at men or women? The answer lies in the microbiome, a symbiotic community of bacteria, viruses, fungi and archaea that lives in and on the human body. Everyone’s microbiome is unique, and some evidence suggests gender could play a role in the amount of types of microbes to which you play host.

Different Probiotics for Women and Men on Wooden Spoons on Dark Wood Table | Vitacost.com/blog

How gut health differs for men and women

The gut microbiome has been of particular interest to both the scientific community and the general public in the recent past. Research has linked the activity of microbes in your gut to weight control, heart health, immune function, mental health and more. Microbial imbalances are likely behind some of the gut issues both men and women experience. However, some differences in prevalence come down to simple biology. Men, for example, have shorter colons than women, and their digestive systems don’t have to compete for space with as many reproductive organs. However, men produce more stomach acid, which can lead to problems with heartburn. Higher testosterone levels may influence ulcer and colon polyp formation, as well. In women, both the stomach and the colon empty more slowly, which means it takes longer to digest food. Hormonal fluctuations during menstruation, pregnancy and menopause can alter digestive function, leading to increased bloating and pain. Female hormones may also increase inflammation; this could explain why women tend to suffer from gastritis more than men.

Prevalence of digestive disorders

These physical differences mean men and women experience varying degrees of digestive distress from common disorders. Men tend to have more: Inflammation and general discomfort appear more often in women, who are:
  • Two to six times more likely to have IBS
  • Three times more likely to experience constipation
  • Two times more likely to have IBD
  • More likely overall to experience bloating, nausea and/or changes in bowel movements
Of all major digestive issues, IBD – such as Chron’s disease and ulcerative colitis – has the least disparity between genders. However, symptoms aside from the digestive distress associated with these diseases manifest differently in men than in women.

Food and lifestyle influences on gut health

It’s no secret that food contributes to gut health. After all, your gut microbes eat what you eat! Dietary choices have a direct effect on species diversity and population, but these effects appear to differ between genders. Scientists aren’t yet sure why men’s and women’s microbiomes don’t respond the same way to identical diets. It could be due to hormonal influences or differences in immune function, which could determine which microbes thrive and which die off. When it comes to lifestyle, stress and medication use are two of the biggest factors affecting the microbiome. Women usually report feeling more stressed than men and tend to take more NSAIDs, opiates, laxatives and antibiotics, all of which can have a negative impact on digestive health. Hormones in contraceptive pills can also influence microbial balance and diversity.

Gender’s effect on microbial composition

Microbial diversity seems to be relatively the same in men and women until puberty. This suggests hormones have an effect on the number and types of species present. Due to hormonal differences, women’s microbiomes may mature and diversify earlier than men’s. Both the vaginal microbiome and microbial species found in prostate fluid play additional roles in women’s and men’s health. While there’s a known association between vaginal microbe imbalances and yeast infections, more research is needed to understand the influence of the prostate microbiome.

Probotics for women vs. probiotics for men

Women’s probiotics are often formulated to maintain a healthy balance in both the gut and vaginal microbiomes to reduce the risk of yeast overgrowth.Look for formulas with Lactobacillus strains, including:
  • rhamnosus
  • reuteri
  • plantarum
Some of these strains may also support immune health and reduce bloating. Bifidobacterium strains like B. longum and B. infantis, can provide additional support. Men and women in the later stages of life may benefit from probiotic formulas designed for seniors. Changes in hormone balances in women and prostate health in men occur with age, and taking a probiotic may help prevent decreases in microbial diversity associated with declining health. You may have to experiment with different probiotic formulas to find the best match for your body and your individual digestive needs. You’ll get the best results if your support your new community of “good bugs” with a high-fiber diet rich in whole plant foods. While probiotics can help ease GI distress, they’re not a cure for serious digestive disorders. Talk with your doctor if you’re experiencing recurring pain, bloating, uncomfortable bowel movements or other symptoms, as these may indicate the need for targeted treatment. These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

Featured probiotics for women: 

Garden of Life Dr. Formulated Probiotics Once Daily Women's | Vitacost.com/blogNatural Factors Ultimate Probiotic Women's Formula | Vitacost.com/blog

Featured probiotics for men: 

Garden of Life Dr. Formulated Probiotics Once Daily Men's | Vitacost.com/blogNature's Plus GI Natural ProBiotic Men -- 60 billion CFU | Vitacost.com/blog
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