Benefits of Probiotics

A healthy, balanced body has over 100 trillion microflora, but when you take antibiotics, things can get off track.

Florajen Probiotics can help.

Antibiotics destroy or limit the growth of bacteria. Probiotics stimulate the growth of “good” bacteria in your system.

There are a wide variety of reasons to choose a probiotic. In general, probiotics act by stimulating the growth of microorganism colonies that are “good” or helpful, as compared to antibiotics that destroy or limit the growth of microorganisms that are “bad” or cause harm.

Antibiotics don’t discriminate between good and bad bacteria — they kill both and can disturb the natural intestinal microbial balance, often with unpleasant side effects, like diarrhea.

  • Up to 35% of adults get gastrointestinal distress when taking an antibiotic.4
  • Up to 40% of children get gastrointestinal distress when taking an antibiotic.7

So, how can probiotics be beneficial? According to the National Institutes of Health, probiotics can:

  • Help to maintain a desirable or beneficial community of microorganisms in your system.
  • Stabilize the digestive and vaginal tract’s barriers against undesirable microorganisms or produce substances that inhibit “bad” microorganisms’ growth.
  • Help the community of microorganisms in the body return to normal after being disturbed, for example, by use of antibiotics or by an illness.
  • Outcompete undesirable microorganisms.
  • Stimulate immune response.9

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Florajen Digestion <br/>(formerly Florajen3)

Multiculture blend of probiotic strains that aid in the healthy functioning of the digestive tract.*

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Florajen Women

Multiculture blend of probiotic strains that aid in maintaining the healthy balance of vaginal flora.*

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Multiculture blend of probiotic strains beneficial for digestive and immune health in kids starting at 6 months of age.*

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An extra high potency, single culture probiotic that can be helpful in maintaining everyday health.*

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References: Based on market survey conducted by American Lifeline December 2016 Segers ME, Lebeer S. Towards a better understanding of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG – host interactions. Microbial Cell Factories. 2014;13(Suppl 1):S7. doi:10.1186/1475-2859-13-S1-S7. Sugahara H, et al. Probiotic Bifidobacterium longum alters gut luminal metabolism through modification of the gut microbial community. Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 13548 (2015) Kirjavaninen et al. Aberrant composition of gut microbiota of allergic infants. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2001;32;1. 
Bjorksten et al. The intestinal microflora in allergic Estonian and Swedish infants. Clin Exp Allergy. 1999;29:342.
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