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™ Restore 40+ includes 15 probiotic strains (35 billion active cultures per capsule†) to support digestion and immune health. The balance is about 50% bifido and 50% lacto cultures. It is a bit stronger than Restore because those age 40 and older typically have greater depletion than younger people. It is perfect for offsetting the normal depletion that occurs through time, and is designed for men and women aged 40 and up.*