Brings balance to the belly with a blend of good bacteria—Bifidobacterium BB-12® and Lactobacillus rhamnosus LGG®†— clinically shown to survive the harsh acidic environment of the stomach.
THE BENEFITS OF USANA PROBIOTIC
Everything you ingest must go through your digestive system, which, in turn, provides all the micro- and macronutrients your body’s cells need to function properly. Because the digestive system is responsible for breaking down and absorbing the vitamins and minerals from food and nutritional supplements, maintaining digestive health is an important factor in optimizing nutrient intake and defending against deficiency-related illness.*
Not only does a healthy digestive system greatly reduce the likelihood of physical discomfort from gas, constipation, bloating, or occasional diarrhea, it also facilitates consistent waste elimination from the body through the regular passing of stool and normalization of stool consistency.*
To keep everything working smoothly, it is vital that you drink plenty of water; exercise; and consume a proper diet with plenty of fiber from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. In addition to eating a healthful diet, using probiotics can help create an ideal environment for healthy digestion.*
THE SCIENCE OF PROBIOTICS
Your gut is host to both beneficial and potentially harmful bacteria. These bacteria, also known as microflora, may aid healthy digestion. Age, stress, illness, antibiotics and/or certain medicines,poor diet and hydration, lack of rest, and harmful environmental conditions may endanger the fine balance that is needed to support the normal intestinal flora. This imbalance can result in the reduction of beneficial bacteria in the gut, which can lead to digestive concerns that may not only be physically uncomfortable but also possibly harmful to your health.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations defines probiotics as “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” Probiotic dietary supplements replenish beneficial microflora, which can help restore a proper microbial equilibrium in the gut and aid good digestion. USANA Probiotic features a unique 50/50 mixture of Bifidobacterium BB-12®† and Lactobacillus rhamnosus LGG®†—two strains of probiotic bacteria that have been clinically proven to promote a natural balance of beneficial microflora in the gut.*
Research suggests that probiotics, including Bifidobacterium BB-12 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus LGG, may also play a role in sustaining healthy immune function. More immune cells are concentrated in the gut than in any other region of the body. These probiotics may help prevent harmful bacteria from taking hold in the intestinal tract and encourage the growth of healthy bacterial growth to help support proper nutrient absorption.*
THE USANA DIFFERENCE
The beneficial effects of one strain of probiotics do not necessarily hold true for others, or even for different varieties of the same species or strain. A sufficient quantity of high-quality bacteria strains must survive stomach enzymes and enter the intestinal tract alive to be effective. Verified to supply 12 billion Colony Forming Units (CFU) of viable bacteria—a level shown to be effective in clinical studies— USANA Probiotic contains Bifidobacterium BB-12 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus LGG, two strains well-documented to survive transit through the harsh, acidic environment of the stomach to colonize the intestines.*
USANA Probiotic employs an advanced delivery system that guarantees the product will remain effective for at least 18 months when stored at room temperature. Refrigeration may prolong shelf life even further. It is also easy to use. Simply take USANA Probiotic alone or add one serving (one stick pack) of the mildly sweet, powdered formulation to cold beverages or foods every one or two days for proven digestive health results.*
* The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the FDA/BFAD. The products discussed are not intended to diagnose, mitigate, treat, cure or prevent a specific disease or class of diseases. You should consult your family physician if you are experiencing a medical problem.