Probiotics are helpful bacteria that support digestion and immune function and produce active forms of B-vitamins. The most common types are Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria. Within each type are many strains that confer health benefits when present in sufficient amounts.*
PureBiotics™ formulations contain only the most studied and stable strains of probiotics. Each formula provides guaranteed culture counts of 12 to 15 strains. The balance between Lacto and Bifido cultures varies depending on each formula’s purpose.
Research shows that levels of Bifidobacteria decline with age. However, both Bifido and Lacto cultures are depleted by chlorinated water (including baths and showers), oral contraceptives, antibiotics, x-rays, alcohol, diabetes, ultrasounds, parasites, etc. It is virtually impossible to avoid probiotic depletion in the modern world.*
The healthy human gut is home to about 100 trillion living probiotic cultures. At 30 billion cultures, it would take over 9 years to replace your entire population. We believe at least 30 billion cultures per day are needed to insure sufficient probiotic replenishment.*
PureBiotics™ Maxima combines 15 probiotic strains (100 billion active cultures per capsule†) for those with more severe probiotic depletion. Signs of such depletion can include frequent diarrhea or constipation, other intestinal challenges, impaired immunity, overgrowth of yeasts or pathogenic bacteria, and vaginal and urinary tract infections. Its cultures are divided more or less evenly between bifido and lacto strains.*