Nature's Way Primadophilus
Probiotic Supplements 60 Billion
Primadophilus® Optima High Potency (15783)
High potency probiotics with 60 billion CFUs and 10 strains of bifidobacteria & lactobacilli
Enteric-coated 30 Vcaps® for adults
The True Guarantee of Primadophilus ®The Primadophilus brand is backed by an unparalleled True GuaranteeTM that ensures consistent purity, potency and intestinal delivery. This 3 part guarantee includes:
True Potency ™
The potency of CFUs claimed on the label is fully guaranteed until expiration, not just at time of manufacture.
Every Primadophilus capsule and Vcap® is specially coated to ensure optimal survival in stomach acid and proper release into the intestine.
Only the probiotic strains listed on the label make their way into a Primadophilus product.
Take 1 capsule daily. May be taken at any time, with or without food. Keep refrigerated to maintain maximum potency.
This product does not contain
NotesMay contain a minimal residual amount of milk or soy protein.
NutraFlora® is a registered trademark of GTC Nutrition.
Vcaps® is a registered trademark of Capsugel.
Product of Canada
Other IngredientsPlant-derived capsule (Modified cellulose), Aqueous coating (Modified cellulose, Sodium alginate, Stearic acid, Fractionated [non-hydrogenated] coconut oil, Oleic acid), Magnesium stearate, Silica
|1 Packet $39.95|
|Save 10% 6 Pack $215.75|
Breakdown of Lactose
Lactose is an important sugar that is converted to lactic acid by lactic acid-producing bacteria (such as Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium longum).6 Lactose intolerance results from an inability to digest lactose.7 Lactose intolerance may be due to genetics, age related declines in intestinal lactase (the enzyme that metabolizes lactose), or other reasons.8 Lactase deficient people accumulate non-absorbed lactose in the gastrointestinal tract, which draws water and electrolytes into the gut and accelerates transit time, which can lead to diarrhea.2,8 Lactic acid bacteria can help metabolize the non-absorbed lactose in the gastrointestinal tract.
In a randomized, controlled clinical trial, Bifidobacterium longum was shown to support the breakdown of lactose and reduce the symptoms of lactose intolerance (flatulence) in people with lactose intolerance.†5
Immune System Support
While a normal microflora is associated with good health, changes in intestinal health are associated with altered immune function. A well-functioning gastrointestinal immune system mediates immune responsiveness at mucosal sites and throughout the entire body via the control of the quality and quantity of foreign substances gaining access to the immune system.9
Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium longum have been shown to possess immunoprotective/immunomodulatory properties.† These benefits include modulation of: cytokine and various interleukin production, autoimmunity, natural killer cell cytotoxicity, lymphocyte proliferation, and antibody production.†3
In an open, randomized, controlled trial, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum were supportive of colon health in older adults.† In addition, B cell (important antibody producing immune cells) levels increased as compared with the untreated group.† The probiotics were very well tolerated, with no significant side effects or variations in clinical chemistry or hematologic parameters.11
Constipation is defined as infrequent or difficult defecation that can result from decreased motility of the intestines. It is a common problem, particularly in older adults. When the feces remain in the large intestine for prolonged periods, there is excessive water absorption, making the feces dry and hard.7
Insufficient amounts of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium longum may play a role in delayed bowel movement, which can favor the activity of undesirable putrefactive bacteria (bacteria that break down organic matter into potentially harmful compounds) in the intestines. Lactic acid bacteria contribute to the re-establishment of healthy intestinal flora (at the expense of pathogen growth) and stimulation of intestinal peristalsis via lactic acid.10
Support of Putrefactive Processes
When unbalanced conditions are present in the intestines (ie, unbalanced diet, high acidity, and/or low levels of lactic acid bacteria), organic matter may be putrified (decomposed or rotting) by certain bacteria and produce harmful substances such as ammonia.1,11
Microflora of the large intestine promote homeostasis (balance) in both the intestine and the vagina.1,12,13 These activities are carried out via support of direct production of antibodies, competition with adhesion to intestinal cells, or indirect modulation of the immune system.2
Normal microflora of the large intestine help support and complete digestion via fermentation.1,11 The risk of diarrhea, for example, increases when the capacity of colonic microflora to ferment carbohydrates decreases.8 Oral ingestion of probiotics produces a stabilizing effect on the gut flora.†2
The benefits of probiotics extend beyond digestion support and immune support. Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium longum also help support the better utilization and bioavailability of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.†14
Candida albicans is a fungus that is a naturally occurring component of the normal gastrointestinal microflora.15 However, C. albicans should be maintained at healthy levels. Probiotics have been shown to help retain healthy levels of C. albicans that are already within normal limits.†
Recently, our Enzymatic Therapy® laboratory tested four leading probiotic nutritional supplements in the marketplace. These supplements were best selling brands, two of the supplements were enteric coated, and all had label guarantees about potency (guaranteed number of live bacteria). The laboratory scientists counted the levels of living bacteria found and compared these findings to the bacterial levels claimed by each manufacturer. The products were also subjected to a simulation of stomach acid conditions, after which the levels of living bacteria were re-counted.
The laboratory results found the probiotic supplements contained less than 50% of the number of living bacteria that they claimed on their labels. Furthermore, the laboratory results found that only 10% of the living bacteria claimed on the manufacturer's label survived the simulated stomach conditions.
All information is for informational purposes only, and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. No statements have been evaluated by the FDA. We always suggest talking to your physician concerning any questions you may have about supplement/drug interactions.