What you can expect from Proboulardi™ by Metagenics:
Features L. rhamnosus HN001, B. lactis HN019, and S. boulardii to support a healthy intestinal environment and immune response.
Supports a healthy balance of intestinal flora.
Provides targeted support for healthy intestinal function.
Who would benefit from Proboulardi™?
Health care professionals typically recommend this "good" bacteria supplement as a travel companion to support gastrointestinal and immune health.* This formula may be ideal for jet-setters.
How does Proboulardi™ work?
As a nutraceutical, this product is formulated to complement dietary recommendations to promote gastrointestinal and immune health. This formula is designed to encourage growth of beneficial bacteria and support intestinal integrity and healthy immune function. It delivers a concentrated dose of a novel blend of specific, strain-identified beneficial microflora—including B. lactis HN019. Bifidobacterium is one of the most abundant and perhaps most important types of bacteria in humans.
How does Proboulardi™ compare to other products or approaches?
Not all bacterial strains are suitable for all health purposes. And probiotic formulas should only contain strains of beneficial bacteria. Metagenics probiotic formulas not only provide scientifically identified strains with recognized health benefits, but also a guarantee of potency at the date of expiration (not the date of manufacture like many other product offerings). Proboulardi targets both lower and upper intestines with a trustworthy combination of probiotic strains for reliable, targeted immune support.
How long is Proboulardi™ typically recommended?
This formula was designed for strategic, short-term gastrointestinal and immune health support. Individual results and recommendations may vary based on your specific needs. For best results, follow your health care professional's guidelines.
Why is Proboulardi™ safe?
It contains a blend of natural ingredients with an excellent safety profile. For a higher degree of reliability and predicted safety, Metagenics probiotic formulas contain only identity-verified bacterial strains with established health benefits.
Neglected, it can cause serious health concerns. Taken care of intestinal health can help you to stay energetic and full of life. Read on to discover how you can improve the health of your intestines...
The intestine is the main absorptive area of the digestive tract. It is essentially a tube with a thin mucosal lining and lots of blood vessels on the inside and muscles around the outside. It has its own immune tissue called GALT, or gut associated lymphoid tissue. The inner lining is filled with little fingers, or projection of the mucosa, which greatly increases its absorptive surface.
Lying on the membrane are many friendly organisms, which help our body with the digestive process. The small intestine attaches to the stomach. Near it's beginning, ducts from the liver and pancreas release digestive juices. These juices mix with the partially digested food from the stomach and continue the digestive process. Nutrients are absorbed through the thin intestinal wall and transported via the bloodstream, to where they are needed. The liver also excretes processed toxins and fats through the bile. These substances must be carried through the intestine without being absorbed.
The remainder of the food is pushed through into the large intestine. The main function of the large intestine is the preparation of stool for excretion. In order to do this the digested food must be dehydrated and compacted. The last bit of nutrients may also be absorbed here.
The immune system has an important role to play in the health of the intestine and the body at large. One can think of the digestive tract as part of the exterior since it is in contact with things taken in from our environment. GALT must identify normal food particles and nutrients from microbes, toxins and other foreign substances that can cause our body's harm. Improper immune responses are a cause of food allergy, food sensitivity and can be the basis for autoimmune conditions.
Some of the most important players in intestinal health are not part of our own body. Friendly intestinal bacteria, often called probiotics, are an essential part of digestion. They break down food particles, manufacture vitamins and prevent the infection of the tract with other microbes. Each bowel movement actually contains millions of these friendly bacteria; they are in a constant state of renewal. Many concerns like indigestion, gas, bloating and constipation can be due to an imbalance of the intestinal bacteria. It is easy to upset this balance by improper diet or taking medications like antibiotics.