Thursday, May 6, 2010

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Scientific facts


According to the World Health Organization, probiotics are live micro-organisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host1 (2001 WHO/ FAO Report).

Probiotics help intestinal bacteria perform their tasks more efficiently. They take over when your intestinal bacteria have too much work or are weakened or even destroyed by antibiotics, stress, poor nutrition or any other factors.

The exclusive Bio-K+ CL1285® formula, which contains beneficial bacteria that are found in great number in the intestine, promotes and maintains a healthy balanced digestive system.

L. acidophilus and L. casei- based lactic culture

Lactobacillus, such as L. acidophilus and L. casei, are part of the bacteria normally found in the intestinal flora of human beings. They are present in great number and account for more than 100 trillion bacteria belonging to more than 400 different species. They ensure protection against infection and play a part in making sure that the digestive system works properly. They also help to maintain the balance necessary to good health.

Guaranteed to be bioactive when it reaches the intestine

In order to be effective, L. acidophilus and L. casei strains must be alive when they reach the intestine.
It is fast-acting in the body which can best be explained by the elevated amount of live bacteria upon consumption; they conserve their bioactivity until they reach their final destination: your intestine.

Choosing a Probiotic

The choice of functional strains of micro organisms used as probiotics must be based upon criteria established by the scientific community.

Criteria essential to a quality probiotic (relative to bacterial strains used):

* Of human origin;
* Resistant to stomach acidity and bile salts;
* Adherence to human intestinal cells;
* Colonization (even transiently) of human intestine;
* Antagonistic towards pathogenic bacteria;
* Production of antimicrobial substances;
* Immune modulation properties;
* History of safe use in humans2.

The Bio-K+ CL1285® line of products satisfy these criteria and can be considered a simple, effective, safe and inexpensive solution to achieve better digestive health.


1 Report of a joint FAO/WHO Working Group. Guidelines for the Evaluation of Probiotics in Food. London, Ontario, Canada: FAO/WHO; 2002.

2 Health Canada website. Report submitted to the Natural Health Products Directorate, Health Canada. Access to website

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