Nature’s Bounty Ultra Strength Probiotic 10:
Nature’s Bounty® Probiotic 10 is the answer to your everyday probiotic needs.
Featuring clinically studied strains of probiotics, Probiotic 10 delivers good bacteria to your system, aids in the body’s natural digestive process and contributes to immune function, all in just two daily capsules.†
Friendly bacteria naturally populate your digestive tract and contribute to overall well-being. With 20 billion live cultures** from a variety of 10 different probiotic strains, Probiotic 10 can help supplement the natural diversity of your microbiota.
- 1 Capsule Daily
- 10 Probiotic Strains for Everyday Digestive Support
- 20 Billion Live Probiotic Cultures
- Helps Maintain Digestive Balance
- Supports Immune Health
- Gluten Free and Vegetarian Friendly
- Brand: Nature’s Bounty
- Quantity: 70 Capsules
- Supplement Form: Capsule
Probiotics are friendly bacteria that provide health benefits by supplementing our microbiota, the microbes naturally living on our bodies.† Most of the microbes in and on our bodies are bacteria that live in our digestive tract. There is a wide assortment of different strains of bacteria found in and on the body and they number in the trillions! The word Probiotic comes from a Greek term that means “for life”, so it’s no wonder probiotics are valued for their ability to help maintain overall health.†
Species & Strains
While people are becoming increasingly familiar with popular probiotic genera and species (e.g. Lactobacillus acidophilus), strains (e.g. Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14) are not yet as widely recognized. This is because some product labels only identify their bugs to the species level. The strain level of identification is analogous to a dog breed. Just as it is important to know whether you are bringing home a new Chihuahua or a German Sheppard, knowing the strain in addition to the genus and species can tell you a lot about the probiotic you are purchasing.
Why should I take probiotic supplements?
Dietary supplements are intended to fill nutritional gaps in the diet. For example, a person who does not regularly eat seafood is likely to have an inadequate intake of certain omega-3 fatty acids and may benefit from a fish oil supplement. Similarly, probiotic supplements can fill any gaps for people who do not get enough probiotics from their diet, or who are looking for support for occasional lifestyle stressors. Probiotics are also beneficial for people who are looking for immune support, consume a low fiber diet or are taking an antibiotic.
Food sources of probiotics include fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, miso and kim chi. However, these fermented foods often contain organisms meant for food production but not clinically studied for specific health benefits. Aside from scientific substantiation of probiotics, it is also important to consider the variety of different organisms in the diet.
A person who eats yogurt everyday may not be getting an adequate variety of organisms to suit their needs. A diet that includes fermented foods can also be supplemented with probiotics to improve the quality, quantity and variety of strains they consume.
How much do I need?
The organism count generally refers to the number of colony forming units (CFU) in a product. This number represents the quantity of live microbial cells provided by that product – each viable microbe has the ability to multiply and form a colony of identical microbes when tested in the lab. There is no clear cut answer as to how many CFUs you need as it depends not only on the strain, but also on the health benefit being sought. Probiotic 10 provides its health benefits at 20 billion CFU** per day.†
The amount of CFUs listed on the bottle of your supplements can change depending on how your probiotics are stored. Making sure the bottle is tightly sealed helps protect the integrity of your supplements. Also, avoid storing probiotics in areas such as the bathroom where showers can generate excessive humidity.
There is a flurry of emerging research to help us better understand how probiotics benefit overall health and wellness.† All along the GI tract, the presence of friendly organisms creates a balance between bacteria that should flourish and those that should be kept at lower levels.† Collectively, the GI microbiome aids in digestion of food and absorption of nutrients and supports healthy function of the tissues lining the intestine, including key parts of the immune system.† It’s been stated that around 70% of all immune cells reside in the GALT or gut associated lymphoid system, so gut health and immune health go hand in hand.
- Probiotic 10 contains 10 different probiotic strains that provide variety to supplement the natural diversity in your digestive tract. Included in these strains is patented probi•digestis® Lactobacillus plantarum 299v, a unique and clinically studied strain that delivers additional good bacteria to your system to promote digestive & intestinal health, as well as Lactobacillus plantarum DSM 15312 and Lactobacillus paracasei DSM 13434, two strains clinically studied to provide support for healthy immune function.†
What makes Probiotic 10 Different?
Diversity is a key hallmark of a healthy microbiome, and given its importance, a single probiotic strain is unlikely to meet your everyday probiotic needs. Just like different vitamins and minerals have different functions in the body, each probiotic strain has an individual role to play as well. For instance, some strains support intestinal health, others support immune function, and still others help balance the female microflora.† Nature’s Bounty’s® Ultra Strength Probiotic 10 has a variety of ten different probiotic strains to support a healthy you.† It can be thought of as a multivitamin for your microbiome!
It’s also important for probiotic strains to be characterized and clinically researched for the desired health benefit. On top of variety, Nature’s Bounty® Probiotic 10 provides three patented probiotic strains you can rely on to promote digestive and immune health because they are backed by over 20 years of research.†
DIRECTIONS: For adults, take two (2) capsules daily, preferably with a meal. Refrigerate after opening.
No Artificial Color, No Artificial Flavor, No Artificial Sweetener, No Preservatives, No Sugar, No Starch, No Milk, No Lactose, No Gluten, No Wheat, No Fish. Sodium Free. Suitable for Vegetarians.
WARNING: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur. Keep out of reach of children. Store unopened container at room temperature. Do not use if seal under cap is broken or missing.