PB 8 Pro-Biotic Acidophilus provides eight types of beneficial bacteria that work together for maximum support.
For three years in a row PB-8 has been named first place gold medal winner by Vitamin Retailer magazine.
PB 8 Acidophilus:
- Promotes Intestinal Health
- Assists in Digestion of Proteins
- Has Anti-Fungal Activity
- Prevents Yeast Infections,
- Urinary Tract Infections,
- and Intestinal Disorders
PB-8 Acidophilus (Lactobacillus acidophilus) is a friendly intestinal flora that promotes intestinal health, assists in the digestion of proteins, has anti-fungal activity, and play a role in candida overgrowth.
Other Benefits of PB-8 include the prevention of: yeast infections urinary tract infections cancer prevention cholesterol levels lactose intolerance nutrient assimilation detoxification post-antibiotic treatment constipation diarrhea control bad breath gas intestinal disorders
PB-8 is a Dietary Supplement For Maintaining A Healthy Balance of Intestinal Flora.
PB-8 is the Highest potency available on the market. It includes 14 billion good bacteria per capsule at time of manufacture and 8 strains of viable bacteria to ensure optimal digestive health.
THE GOOD AND BAD ABOUT BACTERIA:
Louis Pasteur discovered pasteurization, the method of heating milk to kill harmful bacteria.
Years later at the pasteurization institute, Elie Metchnikoff researched and discovered the health-promoting capabilities of lactobacillus bacteria when he observed that people who ate yogurt tended to live longer.
More than 400 different kinds of bacteria live in our gastrointestinal tract. The body depends on beneficial bacteria to manufacture B vitamins as well as to produce lactase and other antibacterial substances. 60 to 70 Million Americans Suffer from Digestive Diseases (According to the National Digestive Disease information clearinghouse in Bethesda, MD.)
MAINTAINS AND PROMOTES THE PRODUCTION OF GOOD BACTERIA
Commercial food processing procedures often destroy viable beneficial organisms, making it difficult for the body to maintain good intestinal flora.
Even the majority of yogurt products no longer contain a viable acidophilus culture.
Preservatives, additives, high-fat diets, alcohol, birth control pills, and stress can all result in poor intestinal flora. Antibiotic drugs are especially damaging to intestinal flora and kill all kinds of bacteria, both good and bad. The effects of antibiotic use on intestinal flora can last for weeks even after the drug is discontinued; often leading to yeast overgrowth, chronic infections, poor digestion, fatigue or allergies.
PB-8 Acidophilus supplements can reintroduce beneficial bacteria into your system.
Important benefits of acidophilus supplementation can include:
- Keeping constipation and diarrhea under control.
- Counteracting lactose intolerance by its association with lactase.
- Reduction of bad breath.
- Reduction of internal gas.
- Cholesterol control by promoting normal absorption of dietary fats.
- Suppression of candida yeast.
- Suppression of a number of intestinal disorders.
- Prevention of intestinal contamination from infectious organisms common in some foreign countries.
Antibiotics taken orally will also kill beneficial bacteria, including L. acidophilus. After a therapy that includes antibiotics, patients are occasionally instructed to take an L. acidophilustreatment in order to recolonize the gastrointestinal tract. To that effect, L. acidophilus is often sold in health stores in pill or powder form as a nutritional supplement, as well as being available in many yogurts. A part of the claims in favor of such treatment refer to attaining a better digestion thanks to a recovered normal intestinal flora. L. acidophilus LA-5 produces bacteriocin CH5 that is both antibacterial and inhibitory against certain yeasts and molds and is effective against both Salmonella typhimurium and Campylobacter jejuni. It has been shown to improve bowel regularity and has been shown to have a preventative effect against traveller's diarrhea, as well as antibiotic related bowel issues.
Because of its relation to gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT), L. acidophilus LA-5 has been associated with positive effects on the immune system such as increased cytokine, phagocytic activity and antibody production, as well as phagocytosis of Salmonella, and L. acidophilus NCFM has even been shown to reduce incidence of symptoms of fever, cough and runny nose. Anti-inflammatory effects have also been observed in people consuming L. acidophilusNCFM. Additionally L. acidophilus LA-5 has shown to inhibit growth of breast cancer cells, and positive effects on chemotherapy patients. An improvement of lipid metabolism has also been linked to L. acidophilus LA-5.
Animal studies of NCFM have indicated that it reduces intestinal pain by inducing u-opioid and canabinoid receptors in the intestines (of animals), but this effect has not been sufficiently shown in humans yet.
Other benefits of L. acidophilus include the production of vitamin K and lactase, and some strains may produce bacteriocins such as acidolin, acidophilin and lactocidin.
A study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition reported that yogurt containing L. acidophilus L1 has the potential to reduce risk for coronary heart disease by 6–10% by reducing serum cholesterol concentration.
Although a study that evaluated the effects of L. acidophilus on the symptoms of Japanese cedar-pollen allergy achieved positive results, this still needs further research.
PB 8 Pro-Biotic Acidophilus Ingredients:
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving:
Proprietary Blend (Rice Maltodextrin, Inulin, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus salivarius, Bifidobacterium Bifidum and Bifidobacterium longum) 1000 mg
Other Ingredients found in PB 8:
Capsule (gelatin, water) and silica