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.
Please note that products shipped with ice packs may not be cold upon arrival. However, the ice pack will help maintain a cooler temperature in transit and product quality will not be affected. It is recommended to refrigerate this item as soon as possible. Due to shipping delays, products shipped with ice packs are only shipped Monday-Thursday and away from holidays. Please ship to a daytime location (no PO boxes) and refrigerate upon delivery.