BifidoBiotics contains five strains of friendly bacteria, providing broad-range support for intestinal microbial balance in the small intestine and especially the large intestine.* An optimally functioning intestinal system is crucial to the health of the whole body. The human gastrointestinal tract harbors trillions of microorganisms, some beneficial to our health and some not. The cells that line the intestines, called villi, form a single layer that regulates digestion and absorbs the digested products. Friendly (probiotic) bacteria live attached to the villi, finding food and shelter, and in turn providing benefits to their host. Probiotic bacteria naturally occur in fermented foods, such as live culture yogurt and sauerkraut. Nobel Prize laureate Elie Metchnikoff observed in the 19th century that people in the Balkans who ate yogurt and other foods cultured with lactobacilli were longer-lived. He theorized that ingestion of lactobacilli could prolong life by competitively inhibiting undesirable microbes, preventing them from taking up residence and producing toxins. Intestinal dysbiosis occurs when unfriendly bacteria imbalance probiotic bacteria. Factors that can promote dysbiosis include antibiotics, steroids including birth control pills, alcohol, bacterial infections, stress, traveling or a poor diet.
This product will be shipped with an ice pack, and it will not arrive cold. The potency of the product is guaranteed by the manufacturer for up to 7 days outside refrigeration, and the probiotic products are formulated with more than the guaranteed CFU. Refrigerate immediately upon receipt, before opening the product. This product is shipped from Bethesda, MD. We ship cold products from Monday to Thursday only. Standard Shipping may take up to 7 days depending on your location in the country. Next Day Air and 2nd Day Air shipping options are available on the checkout page. If you need further clarification about how we handle cold products, please call us before placing the order.