Fem Dophilus 5 billion 60 capsules - Lactobacillus rhamnosus & Lactobacillus reuteri | Jarrow Formulas
Jarrow Formulas Fem Dophilus 5 billion 60 capsules is the first effective orally administered probiotic formula for women to provide support of their vaginal flora and protection of the urinary tract against bacterial infections. Fem Dophilus is unique in its kind.
Fem Dophilus contains two patented and clinically documented probiotic strains, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14, discovered and developed by Dr. Gregor Reid and Dr. Andrew Bruce at Urex Biotech. Over 20 years of research supports the oral use of GR-1 and RC-14 to colonize and protect the vaginal tract.
Clinical trials have shown that GR-1 and RC-14
- help to maintain or restore healthy vaginal flora which is important in maintaining vaginal health
- supports the health of the urinary tract.
Fem-dophilus is manufactured under pharmaceutical GMP conditions with guaranteed potency and consistency. The probiotic strains in fem-dophilus are in a proprietary polysaccharide matrix, which protects the bacteria from stomach acid and enhances probiotic bacteria survival to the lower intestine.
• promotes healthy vaginal microflora
• fights bad bacteria in the urinary tract
• the only female prodbiotic which can be taken orally
• 5 billion organism per capsules
Probiotics support for vaginal health
Purchasers of other Jarrow Formulas probiotic products are aware of the many health benefits that can be experienced from supplementing with beneficial bacteria, i.e. probiotics. For instance, Jarro-Dophilus EPS is designed to boost the natural “friendly” bacteria of the gut by supplying beneficial strains that are needed to maintain a healthy intestinal environment. Jarro-Dophilus EPS is a compatible blend of friendly bacteria designed to promote intestinal balance.
Restoring the balance of microorganisms to the gut both helps to crowd out unwanted organisms and promote proper immune response, as well. Less well known is the fact that special strains of probiotic bacteria also contribute to vaginal health.
Women with an unhealthy intestinal microflora profile are at a higher risk of developing urogenital infections. Fortunately, scientific findings indicate that supportive microflora that can colonize the vagina play an important role in maintaining health. This suggests that the daily ingestion of certain probiotics may also provide a natural, safe and effective means of balancing microorganisms in the vaginal tracts. Clinical research supports the proposition that proper use of oral probiotics can do just this.
Oral probiotics influence vaginal floral balance
Clinical trials have found that oral intake of probiotics can significantly and beneficially affect the balance of vaginal flora. However, only certain probiotics can provide this benefit. Direct comparisons have demonstrated that the probiotic species and strains must be carefully selected in order to promote vaginal health.
The major criteria required in selecting beneficial probiotics are their ability to colonize the vagina and reduce undesirable vaginal microflora. In one trial, GR-1 and RC-14 administered in skim milk were given orally to 10 women twice daily for 14 days. GR-1 and RC-14 were recovered from the vagina and identified by morphology and molecular typing within 1 week of commencement of the trial.
In another randomized, placebo-controlled trial, GR-1 and RC-14 were given to 64 women for 60 days. Microscopy analysis showed the restoration of healthy vaginal fl ora level in 37% of women taking GR-1 and RC-14 vs. 13% in subjects in placebo group. Other trials have also confirmed the benefits of GR-1 and RC-14 intake.
In order for a probiotic to be effective, significant numbers of live bacteria (indicated as Colony Forming Units or CFU) must survive when the probiotic is taken by mouth. Tests for the gastrointestinal survivability of strains have shown good results. GR-1 and RC-14 are also bile tolerant and survive passage through the gastrointestinal tract. RC-14 and GR-1 are tolerant to 0.3 and 0.5 percent (w/v) bile, respectively. According to the experts, both strains can therefore be considered both acid and bile tolerant given that a concentration of 0.3 percent is considered physiologically relevant.
The Fem-Dophilus Difference
Several human and in vitro studies have documented the safety of GR-1 and RC-14. Jarrow Formulas obtains the materials for Fem-Dophilus from a pharmaceutical GMP level manufacturer. Advanced and accurate genetic analyses are conducted to ensure the correct identity of the strains. This is the ultimate in quality control.
Unlike many so-called women’s probiotics on the market that have never undergone human clinical trials or in depth laboratory investigations, the strains in Fem-Dophilus are well documented. Lactobacillus rhamnosus (GR-1 ) and Lactobacillus reuteri (RC-14) the patented probiotic bacterial strains that make up Jarrow Formulas’ Fem-Dophilus, has been demonstrated in clinical studies to reach the vaginal tract and help address specific women’s health needs.
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- a dietary supplement is not a subsitute for a healthy diet ; do not exceed recommended dose
- if you have a medical condition, are pregnant, lactating or trying to conceive, are under age of 18, or are taking medications, consult your health care practitioner before using this product.
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Dangers of antibiotic resistance
Anyone who has followed the health news for a bit, will know there is widespread fear about antibiotic resistance spiralling out of control.
Ever since penicillin, the first mass-produced antibiotic was introduced in the 1940s, bacteria have become resistant against antibiotics at an alarming pace.
Antibiotics are considered one of the greatest advances in medicine because they prevented a lot of casualties after formerly uncontrollable bacterial infections. Unfortunately, many individuals seek this prescription as the first line of defense. Overprescribing them has in turn resulted in the development of resistant bacteria. These bacteria don’t respond to the antibiotics like they might have in the past.
Friendly aliensProbiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. Probiotics help move food through your gut, and ease symptoms of (antibiotic-related or spontaneous) diarrhea and bowel diseases.
Furthermore probiotics can improve skin conditions like eczema, improve urinary and vaginal health. Probiotics are vital for our immunity as they are solely responsible for keeping the gut healthy.
Take 1 capsule orally per day, preferably with a meal and a glass of water or use as directed by a qualified physician.
Take 2 capsules per day, preferably with a meal and a glass of water or use as directed by a qualified physician. If your healthcare professional recommends taking this product in conjunction with antibiotics, take at least 1-2 hours after taking the medication.
contains per daily serving (1 capsule)
total live bacteria present in one capsule - approx 5 billion organisms
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 †
Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14 †
RDI = Recommended Daily Intake
† = RDI not established
active ingredients (probiotics with patented strains), fillers (non-GMO maltodextrin, cellulose, magnesium stearate from vegetable source), v-capsule (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose and titanium dioxide)
keep refrigerated or in freezer if not taken for immediate use. Storage in the freezer will extend the lifetime about 2 years.
keep away from young children
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans.