Our most advanced Vitacost-brand probiotic supplement! Superior technology guarantees 30 billion CFU per tablet throughout the shelf life of the supplement (not just at time of manufacture). Get daily support for digestive and immune health with the new Vitacost® Probiotic Supreme Formula. Unlike other probiotic supplements which typically only guarantee colony forming units (CFU) at time of manufacture Vitacost Probiotic Supreme guarantess 30 billion CFU throughout the shelf life of the supplement. Included are:. Eight different probiotic strains including L. plantarum L. acidophilus B. bifidum B. lactic B. longum L. casei L. fermentum and L. rhamnosus. 30 billion CFU of probiotics uniquely manufactured with advanced probiotic technology to provide more live viable organisms to the digestive tract. How do probiotics support health? . Probiotics are live “friendly” organisms similar to those that normally reside in the body. These beneficial bacteria play a part in the normal digestive function and immune health.* Taking a probiotic supplement can help replenish the supply of good bacteria in your intestines which may become depleted due to poor diet medication health concerns and aging.*. . Why choose Vitacost® Probiotic Supreme? Features BIO-tract® delivery system which allows significantly higher percentage of organisms to reach the intestines alive. BIO-tract® also allows controlled release of beneficial bacteria throughout the day to promote optimal effectiveness. Manufactued using LiveBac® processing a patented tableting system that allows the delivery of high-viability probiotics without the need for refrigeration. About Vitacost. Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). . . *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease.
"I've spent years researching, evaluating and, yes, consuming a wide variety of probiotics due to some personal, but not uncommon, health reasons. The good news is that none of the products I've taken have ever made me feel worse. I am, however, convinced that the multi-patented BIO-tract format used here makes a huge difference. Some products claim hundreds of billions of CFU on their labels which sounds good. HOWEVER, your stomach acid can and does kill most if not all of these organisms if they aren't protected. Plain capsules do nothing to protect probiotic organisms (although Vitacost does have a good, "poor-man's BIO-tract technology in a capsule" called Viablend, which helps. Anyway, the top-notch BIO-tract technology protects the majority of probiotics it contains, meaning that a BIO-tract product with 30 billion or even 10 billion or less, can deliver more viable organisms to your intestines where they do their good work than, say, a 100 billion CFU capsule. BIO-tract products are also more consistent in terms of shelf-life potency from what I've read (even more patents related to this). They also seem to work well whether you take them with a meal or without, which means they travel better and are more convenient than forms that actually say "keep refrigerated" or "take with food". If you are going to invest in a probiotic supplement, I heartily recommend looking for BIO-tract versions -- do a search, they're popping up in many new products which is good to see!"
"I like this product as it has enteric coating which allows it to pass through to your intestines for greater absorption. Also they are time released which allows the high number of CFU's to release over a longer period of time making them much more effective. The system that Vitacost uses for retaining shelf life is also a big plus. Another great Vitacost product."