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No Medical Degree Necessary: An Easy Guide to Understanding Your Probiotic Supplement Label
Date:7/24/2012

SAN BRUNO, Calif., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- There is no substitute for a healthy diet, but maintaining one can be challenging with today's hectic lifestyles.  According to health experts, probiotic dietary supplements are gaining popularity because most promote digestive health, which can have a powerful influence on optimizing overall health. The gut holds approximately 70-80% of the body's immune cells and is responsible for the absorption of vital nutrients needed to keep the whole body strong and healthy. But not all probiotic supplements are alike so it is important to know the differences before you browse the pharmacy shelves. Although all the choices can be overwhelming, it doesn't take a medical degree to decipher the information on your probiotic supplement label.

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"I really stress the importance of doing your homework when it comes to dietary supplements if you are considering incorporating one into your daily life because they are all different. This is especially true when it comes to probiotic supplements, which contain various live microorganisms that are either bacteria or yeast-based," said Seattle dietitian, Kerry Neville. "It is important to read the label since most probiotic supplements you see on the shelf contain some form of live bacteria; similar to the organisms in yogurt. I prefer a yeast-based probiotic supplement like Florastor® because its natural friendly yeast formula is made of a consistent strain, which means consistent results."  

What to Look for on a Probiotic Supplement Label

With so many options on the shelf, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. Follow this simple guide, to ensure you'll choose the best probiotic supplement for you:

  • First look to see if the probiotic is yeast or bacteria-based. The active strain of bacteria or yeast in the probiotic supplement should be clearly listed. Keep in mind that many bacterial based probiotics cannot be taken with antibiotics.
  • Choose a product with a consistent strain like the natural yeast strain, Saccharomyces boulardii lyo, found in all Florastor® products can mean more consistent results.
  • Select a probiotic supplement that is produced by a trusted manufacturer and look for the inclusion of resources to answer any additional questions, such as corporate contact information or a product website.
  • Dosage and specific directions for consumption should be clearly indicated.
  • If you have any immediate questions, review the label with a pharmacist.

About Florastor® Supplements

Florastor® is the world's most widely used probiotic and is unique because it is the only friendly yeast-based probiotic available in major retail pharmacies throughout the United States.  The active Saccharomyces boulardii lyo, in Florastor® is a friendly yeast found naturally on the skin of the tropical fruits, lychees and mangosteens. Available in capsule form or dissolvable, kid friendly packets (both 250 mg,) Florastor® is an easy way to ensure digestive health for the whole family. Florastor® is available in many major retail pharmacies. For more information and for a store locator, visit www.florastor.com

Florastor® and Florastor Kids® are manufactured by Biocodex, a globally recognized and trusted pharmaceutical company. Florastor® has been studied and trusted since 1953 and is the number one probiotic worldwide. Florastor® is recommended by doctors around the world and has been promoting intestinal health in adults and children for over 50 years.

About Biocodex

Biocodex is a privately held pharmaceutical company based in Gentilly, France. Founded in 1953 by Michael Hubolt and Francois Ballet. Biocodex specializes in three therapeutic areas- gastroenterology, neurology, and psychiatry and pain treatment. Biocodex products are present, in various forms and names, in over 100 countries.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  


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