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Dr. Whitaker's Probiotic Essentials Gold - 30 capsules

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Replenish the right bacteria for your specific needs with

Extra Strength 24 Hour/24 Billion CFU Probiotic Formula for Adults 65+

Formulated with a signature Probiotic Blend of 6 precise strains of 2 important types of bacteria to support the total digestive needs of adults 65+, Probiotic Essentials Gold™ provides: Guaranteed delivery of 24 billion LIVE bacteria Extra Strength 24-hour digestive support Bifidobacteria blend for targeted colon health Lactobacillus strains for small intestine support Prebiotics to nourish and feed the good bacteria

Gut Check   Unfortunate Aspect of Aging: Loss of Essential Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria

As you age, body changes can affect the natural make-up of your intestinal flora. The good bacteria—specifically Bifidobacteria, the most common friendly bacteria in your large intestine, and Lactobacillus, the most prevalent bacteria in your small intestine, begin to decline more rapidly. At the same time, increased levels of non-beneficial microorganisms can increase. This unhealthy balance can cause all sorts of digestive discomfort, including gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. In addition, your immune health can suffer as nutrient absorption may be compromised.

Research shows that as you get older you need very specific strains for your digestive system to function at its peak. And that's why Probiotic Essentials Gold contains a Probiotic Blend with 100% Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus strains—the 2 strains that tend to decline as you age, thus making them especially important to replenish if you are over 65. Here's how they work: Probiotic Essentials Gold contains 2 essential numbered strains of Bifidobacteria—the most prevalent good bacteria in your large intestine. Replenishing these critical levels in the colon is essential because that's where the highest concentration of bacteria is found—thriving in its dark, warm, moist, and oxygen-free environment. Billions of Bifidobacterium line the walls of your large intestine and help balance the digestive flora for comprehensive colon coverage. In addition, these bacteria produce lactic acid, which keeps the pH of the large intestine acidic to discourage the growth of unbeneficial bacteria and ensure a balanced digestive tract. It's these strains in particular that tend to decrease with age so it's critical to make sure you have the proper balance. Lactobacilli make up the majority of the bacteria living in your small intestine and are responsible for producing lactase, the enzyme required to break down lactose, the sugar in milk. They also produce lactic acid by fermenting carbohydrates, which in turn helps to create an acidic environment that discourages the growth of less beneficial bacteria and helps to alleviate occasional diarrhea. That's why my exclusive Senior Probiotic Blend includes 4 numbered Lactobacillus strains for comprehensive small intestine coverage. The addition of 50 mg of the prebiotic FOS (fructooligosaccharides) fuels the bacteria's colonization, providing extra nourishment for the probiotics so they can help support balanced flora in the digestive tract. Prebiotics are indigestible carbohydrates that bacteria thrive on, which further enhance the effectiveness of the probiotics. Probiotics are ineffective if they don't reach your intestinal tract alive. The strains in Probiotic Essentials Gold are protected through Bio-Support™, a patented system developed by the world-renowned company Lallemand. This specialized system helps ensure optimal strain selection of probiotics to resist gastric acidity. Bio-Support is like your intestinal bodyguard, making sure the bacteria arrive in the small intestine and colon, exactly where they are needed for optimal intestinal support.

GUT CHECK: If you're 65+, why is it essential to choose a probiotic with higher levels of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria?

We go through many inevitable changes as we get older—and one of them is the balance of bacteria in the gut which can affect your overall health. Any or all of the following conditions can lead to digestive discomfort, poor bowel movements, diarrhea, compromised immune health and more. Take a look and make an honest assessment. Do any of these issues sound familiar? Do you wish you could you eat like you did when you were younger? Unfortunately most of us cannot eat the way we used to. Reasons include reduced sensitivity to taste and smell, trouble swallowing, decreased saliva production, ill-fitting dentures (which restricts what you eat), and in some cases, poor appetite in general. Are you taking any medications? The composition of gut bacteria can change when you take medications. And most people already know that antibiotics can reduce the concentration of good bacteria upsetting the intestinal balance. Have you noticed problems with dairy? Many older adults develop low intestinal lactase activity limiting the ability to digest lactose. This can lead to many uncomfortable symptoms such as gas, diarrhea, bloating, and cramping. Are you experiencing increased occurrences of stress? Stress can influence many bodily functions, including bacterial changes in the gut.

If you're over 65 and you answered yes to any of the above questions, and you're experiencing frequent digestive discomfort, my advanced Probiotic Essentials Gold formula can help. In fact, unless a probiotic contains a concentrated blend of Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus bacteria—guaranteed at time of delivery—you simply may not be getting the support you need at a time when you need it most.

Altogether, with just one easy pill a day, Probiotic Essentials Gold helps… Promote colonization and balance of healthy flora in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract Support lactose digestion and the breakdown of undigested food in the intestines Break down carbohydrates and stimulate the digestive process Promote the optimal pH of the GI tract, helping to balance the delicate flora Rebalance intestinal flora following the use of antibiotics Alleviate occasional diarrhea, particularly when traveling Promotes vitamin, mineral, and nutrient absorption Support immune function Promote regular bowel movements and soften stools with less gas or bloating

Why is targeting your colon so important as you age?

The colon, or your large intestine, is the last part of the digestive system. Having healthy bacteria colonize here is important because this is where fermentation of unabsorbed material—indigestible fiber—occurs, as well as absorption of water, sodium, and certain vitamins created by colonic bacteria, such as vitamin K, vitamin B12, folic acid, thiamine, biotin, and riboflavin.

It's critical to maintain a healthy balance of bacterial flora in this delicate system in order to fully ensure digestive and immune health.

Probiotics have always been one of my core recommendations. For overall health and happiness, it's hard to point to anything as satisfying as a smooth-running digestive tract. And if you're 65 or older, then it's all the more important you are replenishing the proper strains so digestive problems such as gas, bloating, or constipation don't slow you down. That's why I developed Probiotic Essentials Gold with 24 billion CFU.

Doctor's Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule daily with water prior to any meal.

Ingredients and Dosage

Doctor's Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule daily with water prior to any meal.

Serving Size: 1 Capsule Servings Per Container: 30

IngredientAmount Per Serving% DV
Senior Probiotic Blend
Bifido Complex (B. breve HA-129, B. longum HA-135), L. plantarum HA-119, L. paracasei HA-196, L. rhamnosus HA-111, L. acidophilus HA-122
24 billion CFU*
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS)50 mg*
*Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other ingredients: Potato starch, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, magnesium stearate, ascorbic acid CONTAINS: MILK, SOY

Note: Pregnant or lactating women should consult a health care professional before taking this product. Keep out of reach of children.

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