Qualities of an effective probiotic dietary supplement include the following:
Our custom probiotic formulations meet all these requirements.
Our five-strain Adult Formula CP-1 capsules have a total bacterial count of at least 35 billion microorganisms per capsule at date of expiration. The count at date of manufacture can exceed 78 billion bacteria per capsule. This is independently verified by certified laboratory analysis. Upon request, we will be pleased to share with you the most recent independent laboratory test results, that indicated 69 billion per capsule.
Adult Formula CP-1’s high bacterial count, broad-spectrum formulation and high viability of friendly bacteria all contribute to its effectiveness. It is dairy free, hypoallergenic, and does not contain any artificial colours, flavours, preservatives, sugar, gluten or FOS. Our custom probiotic powder formulations range from 100 to 300 billion micro-organisms per gram, the highest potency of any probiotic formulation available in the market today.
We do not use prebiotics, such as fructooligosacharides (F0S) or inulin, in our formulations, with a view to eliminating possible adverse reactions by highly allergic and sensitive individuals, such as those suffering from Candida or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. Most FOS in today’s market contains 5-40% free sugar. We suggest getting FOS from vegetables such as onion, garlic, asparagus, dandelion, artichokes and leeks, which have many additional health promoting and nutritional benefits.
Growth characteristics of probiotics appear to be species-specific and depend on the amount ingested and duration of administration. The greater the bacterial imbalance in the digestive system, the higher the dosage required for positive and measurable results.
Dosage differs from individual to individual. You must find the appropriate dosage for you, which may be 1, 2 or 6 of our Adult Formula CP-1 capsules per day. We suggest gradually increasing the probiotic dosage from one capsule to a maximum of six capsules per day to find the appropriate dosage. Like a fingerprint, the composition of the intestinal microflora is quite different from one human to another, which is an immediate obstacle in manipulating it. Hence the appropriate dosage of probiotics needs to be determined individually.
How you use a probiotic depends on why you are taking it. If the primary purpose for taking the probiotic is to aid digestion, then you must take it with meals. If the goal is to have the probiotic reach the lower intestinal tract, then it may be more appropriate to take it between meals, with a large glass of tepid water. Water dilutes the stomach acids and moves the organisms quickly into the intestinal tract. Probiotics can also be used for both purposes by taking some with meals and some between meals. We suggest taking probiotics first thing in the morning and at bedtime, with water.
There will, inevitably, be some loss of activity of probiotics during the passage from stomach to colon, due to pH, bile acids and other factors. Successful colonization depends very much on optimal dosing and can be very strain dependent. That is the reason a high potency multi-strain formulation such as our Adult Formula CP-1 and probiotic powders become effective. The gastrointestinal tract harbours about 100 trillion bacteria, more than 90% in the colon. The intake of merely a few billion probiotic ‘friendly bacteria’ a day is unlikely to make much of a difference in most instances. Also please note that our probiotic strains are very much acid resistant.
OUR PRODUCTS SHOULD BE REFRIGERATED TO RETAIN MAXIMUM POTENCY.
Keeping our product at room temperature for 2-3 weeks, however, will have little impact on the bacterial count. We have studied the effect of temperature on our CP-1 capsules. Storing one bottle in an non airconditioned room, in the Californian summer, for five months, resulted in bacterial count reduction from 60 billion cfu’s per capsule to 30 billion cfu’s per capsule, indicating very good temperature stability of our probiotics.
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