Jarro-Dophilus Senior 20 billion 60 capsules with 5 different strains | Jarrow Formulas
Jarrow Formulas Senior Jarro-Dophilus contains a high percentage of Bifidobacteria to help replenish the beneficial bacteria to compensate for age-related decline in number and diversity.
The vegetarian acid resistant capsule helps maximize survival of viable probiotic bacteria while in transit through the stomach.
Each vegetarian capsule contains a minimum of 20 billion viable cells when kept refrigerated and within Best Used Before Date.
The population over the age of 50 is increasing in the U.S. and around the globe. With increasing age, it is widely recognized that the immune response becomes less robust and intestinal functions are less efficient. This is known to entail alterations to T-cell response and changes in the number and diversity of organisms that comprise the microbial ecosystem of the intestines. As a result, probiotic supplementation for GI (gastrointestinal) support is actually more critical for seniors than for younger individuals.
Senior Jarro-Dophilus® is designed with a high number of Bifidobacteria strains particularly to help support the microbial level and diversity of senior GI tracts.
The Aging Gut & Beyond
It has long been surmised that the entire population of organisms living in the human gastrointestinal tract changes significantly throughout the stages of life. In the past it was difficult to confirm this, because it was only possible to analyze the small fraction of organisms that could be cultured outside of the body. In recent years, tools that were developed as part of the Human Genome Project, such as shotgun sequencing, have begun to be applied to microbial genetic material analyses. Sorting out the huge amount of microbial genetic information and its implications is the undertaking of the Human Microbiome Project.
Growing research shows that physiological changes in seniors, such as reduction in transit time and digestive secretions, is coupled with significant changes to the intestinal microbiota. For instance, multiple reports have demonstrated a significant decrease in Bifidobacteria and Bacteroides commensal (intestinal) organisms in seniors compared to healthy adults. Lactobacilli are also found to decrease in this age group. In addition, seniors appear to have a vastly different E. coli profile compared to younger adults. Furthermore, the ratio of Firmicutes / Bacteroidetes , two dominant phyla in the human intestines, is vastly different from young adults but very similar to infants.
It is unclear why these changes occur with age, and more detailed analysis is in progress. Scientific evidence shows that an altered community of organisms affects gut barrier function and the immune system, especially considering about two-thirds of human immune mediators reside in and around the gastrointestinal tract. Research will continue to clarify what this means for overall health and wellness, but it seems that probiotic supplementation may be more critical to seniors than previously realized.
Senior Jarro-Dophilus® Strains
B. longum BB536 (Morinaga strain): Extensively documented (over 30 years of research), this strain has been shown in clinical studies to support intestinal microflora balance, regularity and immune response.
L. acidophilus La-14: Assists in breaking down lactose (milk sugar). This proprietary culture is of human origin and ferments 15 carbohydrates into lactic acid.
L. rhamnosus R0011: A clinically documented strain with indications of supporting intestinal microbial balance, intestinal function and immune response.
B. lactis Bl-04: With a long history of human use, Bl-04 has a high tolerance for gastrointestinal conditions (acid and bile) and demon - strates strong adhesion to intestinal cell lines. It appears to affect the immune response and has been found to modulate IL-10 in in vi - tro studies. Human in vivo work also demonstrates relevant effects.
L. plantarum Lp-115: Lactobacillus plantarum Lp-115 has been studied in vitro for characteristics important for transit through, inhabitation in, and positive change of the gastrointestinal tract. Lp- 115 is a strain adapted to general immune effect, when maintenance of the Th1/Th2 immune balance is desired.
Jarrow Formulas’ Senior Jarro-Dophilus® contains a high percentage of Bifidobacteria to help replenish the beneficial bacterial to compensate for their age-related decline in number and diversity. The vegetarian acid resistant capsule helps maximize survival of viable probiotic bacteria while in transit through the stomach. Each vegetarian capsule contains a minimum of 20 billion viable probiotic organisms when kept refrigerated and within the “Best Used Before” date.
- resists stomach acid
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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Oral health is a reflection of our overall healthOn March 20 we celebrated the International Oral Health Day'. According to the dentist Richard Kohsiek, who's a board member of the Royal Dutch Dental Association, we should think more often about the consequences of oral health as "Oral health is a reflection of our overall health".
What encompasses good oral health?
"In the mouth there are good and bad bacteria. As long as there is a prober balance between good and bad mouth flora, there is not much wrong. Things only go out of control when the bad bacteria outgrow the good bacteria. "
"Plaque is the white part that we see grow on our teeth is formed by a combination of bacteria and food remnants. Becasue these calcify it grows into tartar on locations where the tooth brush can't reach".
Can artificial sweeteners harm gut health and make you gain weight?Early September we published an overview of various natural and artificial sweeteners that are currently available and possible avantages or disadvantages associated to them.
Until very recently the clear-cut explanation of all official governmental dietary agencies as well as most mainstream dieticians was that artificial sweeteners are harmless and not a single iota of proof was available to the contrary.
Even your humble writer still believed sweeteners are relatively harmless as by definition, rats and mice aren't human so evidence about harmfulness for those laboratory animals doesn't prove too much.
However, over time more and more evidence has come up that artificial sweeteners are truly not as good for your waistline as you think they are, in ways that wasn't looked at before. Our gut microbes, which have a bigger influence on your weight and insulin sensitivity than we realize, are negatively inflenced by the artificial sweeteners we ingest.
Six tips on how to stay healthy at a BBQ
Eating outdoors as the weather heats up is one of the hallmarks of summertime activity, but before you fire up your barbecue grill or send out invitations to the family picnic, there are some precautions you should take to avoid a common occurrence: food poisoning.
Each year one out of 4 persons suffer from food borne illnesses as a result of eating contaminated food.
Preparing foods with unclean hands, eating undercooked meats, transferring contamination from raw meats to other foods, eating unwashed fruits and vegetables, and leaving perishable food out in warm weather can release a slew of bacteria, including E. coli and salmonella, as well as other food borne illnesses. This can result in nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or fever.
Here are six tips to stop food-borne illnesses from ruining your BBQ-fun
A healthy gut, a healthy brain
Few people realize how the amount of microbes residing in our gut between the mouth and the end of the large intestine outnumber the amount of human eukaryotic cells by ten to one. This complex ecosystem is formed mainly by bacteria, but also viruses, archae, protozoa and fungi.
Even less known is how gut microbes lays a major role in host health by shaping the development of the immune system, metabolizing dietary nutrients (such as fatty acids, glucose and bile acids) and drugs, digesting complex indigestible polysaccharides and synthesizing vitamins and bioactive molecules.
Throughout different life stages, various changes occur in the microbial diversity of humans.
While babies are massively 'inoculated' with microbes from their mother during birth, smaller amounts enter the baby's gut via the bloodstream and placenta.
After birth, the composition of the gut microbes in the infant changes slowly with age, and stays mostly the same until old age.
While the composition of the gut microbes don't change much in a healthy adult, that is not to say that they aren't vulnerable to outside factors, such as lifestyle, use of antibiotics or even vaccinations, and overall health.
However, outside those factors, diet is one of the most important factors for gut health.
A change in a diet, especially by eating more or less fiber can change the composition of the gut microbitics within a few days. When this change is negative, a dysbiosis can result, characterized by an overgrowth of potentially pathogenic organisms.
This change in the delicate balance between 'good' and 'bad' organisms will result in a 'leaky' gut because of a more porous gut lining and cause chronic inflammation, which can even influence our brain because it also affects our central nervous system. So, as incredible as it sounds, an unhealthy diet can cause you to have an unhealthy brain as well.
This makes it easier to understand why an increasing amount of people try to improve gut health.
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 to 2 capsules per day with water or juice. Or take as directed by your qualified health care consultant.
May be taken with food or on an empty stomach. For children, please consult your health care professional.
contains per daily serving (1 capsule)
probiotic blend of 20 billion organisms †
Bifidobacterium longum BB536
Bifidobacterium lactis BI-04
Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14
Lactobacillus plantarum Lp-115
Lactobacillus rhamnosus R0011
† = Recommended Daily Intake not established
active ingredient (20 billion viable bacteria), filler (Calcium phosphate, maltodextrin, tapioca starch, magnesium stearate from palm oil) , anti-coagulant (silicon dioxide), preservative (vitamin C), capsule (hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose)
keep refrigerated (4 - 7°C)
contains soy (trace amounts)
contains no other familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans