Live Culture Probiotics
Florajen Probiotics provide the right cell strains at the right cell counts.
Approximately 100 trillion microorganisms representing 500+ different species inhabit every normal, healthy bowel.
The microorganisms (also referred to as strains, cultures, or cells) in Florajen Probiotics are the same “good bacteria” that occur naturally in healthy people and include:
- Lactobacillus acidophilus: The same (dairy-free) strain used by most yogurt companies in the United States since 1973. Beneficial for overall intestinal health and, by producing trace amounts of hydrogen peroxide, helps to regulate the digestive and vaginal environments.
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus: One of the most widely used probiotic strains. Often given to help prevent and ease gastrointestinal infections and diarrhea, to stimulate immune responses, and to prevent certain allergic symptoms.1
- Bifidobacterium: Produces short chain fatty acids, a critical component in making the intestinal lining healthy. Additionally reported to have anti-allergy effects, to help reduce harmful bacteria, and to improve the intestinal environment.2 Also believed to help the immune system develop appropriately in children. Studies have found a lack of Bifidobacteria in children with food allergies.3
Common Uses for Lactobacillus and/or Bifidobacterium
- Helps ease the unpleasant side effects of antibiotics*
- Restores the natural balance of good bacteria*
- Has multiple strains of beneficial bacteria*
- Naturally regulates the digestive system*
- Provides increased levels of healthy bacteria*
- Helps restore and maintain the natural balance of vaginal flora*
- Helps healthy vaginal pH*
- Supports a balanced digestive system*
- Supports kids’ immune health *
- Helps maintain regularity in the digestive system*
- Supports immune, digestive, vaginal, and urinary health*
- Provides billions of beneficial bacteria for overall health *
Find Florajen Probiotics refrigerated behind the pharmacy counter (just ask), or online.
Find the Florajen that’s right for you!
Probiotics for EczemaMedical food probiotic clinically shown to reduce eczema severity and promote skin health.
Probiotics for DigestionSupplement with a multiculture blend of probiotic strains that aid in the healthy functioning of the digestive tract.*
Probiotics for WomenSupplement with a multiculture blend of probiotic strains that aid in maintaining the healthy balance of vaginal flora.*
Probiotics for KidsSupplement with a multiculture blend of probiotic strains beneficial for digestive and immune health in kids starting at 6 months of age.*
Acidophilus ProbioticSupplement with an extra high potency, single culture probiotic that can be helpful in maintaining everyday health.*
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.