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Vitacost Probiotic 10-20 10 Strains -- 20 billion CFU† per serving - 100 Vegetarian Capsules


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Vitacost Probiotic 10-20 10 Strains -- 20 billion CFU† per serving - 100 Vegetarian Capsules

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Vitacost Probiotic 10-20 10 Strains Description

Unique probiotic formula featuring 10 strains and 20 billion colony forming units per serving to promote healthy digestion and help maintain intestinal tract balance.*


What are Probiotic supplements?

 

Probiotics are live “friendly” bacteria that function like the microorganisms found in the body. 

 

What are the key benefits of Vitacost Probiotic 10-20 10 Strains?

  • Promote the health, growth and maintenance of friendly bacteria in the gut*
  • Maintain healthy balance of natural intestinal flora*
  • Promote healthy bowel function*
  • Promote gastrointestinal comfort*
  • Support a healthy immune system* 

Why is Vitacost Probiotic 10-20 10 Strains your everyday essential?

  • Delivers 10 different strains and 20 billion CFUs of viable probiotics (at time of manufacture) per two-capsule serving.
  • Includes 200 mg of NutraFlora® FOS, which acts as a natural prebiotic that helps promote healthy levels of beneficial bacteria within the intestines.*
  • Manufactured using VIABLEND® technology to help live organisms survive stomach acid and intestinal bile, unlike lesser-quality probiotic formulas.
  • Contains 50 servings per bottle.
  • Suitable for vegetarians.
  • Exceptional quality at a great value.

Potency • Purity • Pride
All Vitacost® supplements are formulated to deliver the level of support you expect and deserve. Whether you’re shopping Vitacost® vitamins, minerals, herbs or other key nutrients, their potency is guaranteed – what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. Plus, all Vitacost® supplements adhere to the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), ensuring that they are manufactured to high standards of POTENCY, PURITY, efficacy and safety. We take PRIDE in what we do, which is why we promise if you don’t love your product, we’ll take it back – even if the bottle is empty.

 

About Vitacost® Brand
The search is over. Vitacost® Brand supplements are focused on helping you create a strong foundation with simple, transparent formulas that support – and easily fit into – your daily life. Whether it’s Everyday Essentials you’re looking for or Targeted Wellness support, Vitacost® Brand supplements offer the high-quality solution you need at the value price you deserve. We continuously look for ways to improve technology, processes and ingredients, so you feel confident about what you’re putting in your body or giving to your family. And it’s all right here, at Vitacost.com®.


Directions

As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.

 

Store in a cool (preferably below 72°F/22°C), dry place.

 

Probiotic 10-20 is formulated to 20 Billion CFU from 10 probiotic strains when the product is held under proper storage conditions.

Free Of
Eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*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: 50
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Sodium95 mg4%
Probiotic Blend
Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. plantarum, L. rhamnosus, L. casei, L. salivarius, streptococcus thermophiles, Bifidobacterium bifidum, B. longum, L. helveticus, L. brevis
200 mg*
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) NutraFlora®200 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, pectin, sodium carbonate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium alginate, silicon dioxide and vegetable stearic acid.
Contains: Milk.
†Colony Forming Units at time of Manufacture
NutraFlora® is a registered trademark of GTC Nutrition LLC, Golden, Colorado.
Warnings

Pregnant or lactating women, those with diabetes, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements. Keep out of reach of children.

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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What are 'Gut Bacteria,' and Why Do They Matter?

By now, you’ve likely seen or heard the phrase “gut bacteria.” But do you know what that is? Is bacteria in the gut medical or nutritional gobbledygook, or is it something you really should care about?

Experts caution that your health could suffer if you don’t pay attention to your bacteria in your gut.

 

Bacteria in Gut Health - 7 Things Everyone Should Know

“We need to be aware of the importance of the gut bacteria in our health...We need to take care of these bacteria and ensure they are happy so we, in turn, can be well,” says Jason Tetro, a microbiologist in Toronto.

A study released in November 2015 underscores Tetro’s call for an emphasis on gut bacteria. The study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, found that 20 minutes after a meal, bacteria in the gut produce appetite-suppressing proteins, suggesting that these bacteria may regulate when and how much we eat.

With the help of Tetro and other experts, we’re going to answer seven key questions about gut bacteria so you can raise your awareness and keep these germs “happy.”

What are bacteria in the gut?

What’s informally known as gut bacteria is scientifically referred to as gut flora, gut microbiota or the gut microbiome. Whatever you call them, these microorganisms live in our gastrointestinal tracts and help us digest food, produce vitamins and keep our immune systems strong, says Andrea Cox, a registered dietitian/nutritionist in Sandy, Oregon. They even ward off dangerous bacteria.

How many bacteria in the gut do we have?

More than 100 trillion gut bacteria are swimming around in our intestinal tracts, although Tetro says that number can fluctuate by as much as 30 percent over the course of a day. About 1,000 species of intestinal bacteria have been identified, says Dr. Larry Hoberman, a board-certified gastroenterologist in San Antonio, and each person hosts about 400 to 500 species.

Where do bacteria in the gut come from?

“The development of our gut bacteria starts at birth,” Cox says. “Babies naturally acquire their mothers’ gut bacteria through birth and through breastfeeding. By the age of 3, gut bacteria is similar to that of adults.”

Does anything damage the population of bacteria in our gut?

Yes. Lilia Arnest, a certified holistic nutrition consultant in Roseville, California, says the mortal enemies of gut bacteria include antibiotics; anti-inflammatory drugs (Advil, Motrin and so on); coffee; radiation and chemotherapy; and diets low in vegetables, fruit and whole grains.

What can happen if there aren’t enough bacteria in our gut or gastrointestinal tract?

Researchers have linked a lack of gut bacteria to cancer, diabetes and obesity, according to Cox.

“Research has shown gut bacteria can influence a number of bodily functions such as weight, fat percentage, cholesterol in the blood and the levels of the psychological hormone, serotonin,” Tetro says.

What are some of the signs that the bacteria in our gut are out of whack?

Experts say some of the warning signs include bloating, gas, bowel-movement changes, feeling too full after eating, auto-immune issues and fatigue.

Some “surprising” signs of an “unhappy gut” are headaches,

joint pain, a strange taste in your mouth, skin rash and acne, according to board-certified, licensed naturopathic doctor and registered dietitian Kristi Wrightson, founder of Nest Integrative Medicine Spa in Santa Barbara, California.

What can we do to bolster the bacteria in our gut?

Many foods contain “good” bacteria that replenish our gut bacteria, experts say. Arnest says these foods include sauerkraut, fermented vegetables and drinks, kefir, yogurt with active live cultures, miso, kimchi and kombucha.

Probiotic supplements also aid our gut bacteria, experts say.*

“Probiotics won’t cure all diseases, but in certain individuals they can make huge changes for the better,” says Dr. Wesin Childs, an osteopathic physician in Gilbert, Arizona.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 

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