Probiotics are helpful bacteria that support digestion, the immune system, vaginal and urinary tract health, and produce B vitamins. The most common types of probiotics are bifidobacteria and lactobacilli. Within each type are many strains that confer health benefits when present in sufficient amounts.
The human gut is home to 100 trillion probiotic cultures. This number is important, because it is by sheer numbers that probiotics prevent the overgrowth of yeast and pathogenic bacteria in the gut.
Probiotics in the modern world are under constant attack. Chlorine (especially in the bath or shower), birth control pills, certain drugs, tobacco, alcohol, processed foods, extreme stress, and even normal aging deplete their numbers. The only way that most of us can prevent or overcome probiotic depletion is with supplements.
Probiotics can impact every aspect of health and guard against nearly every kind of illness. They protect us primarily by limiting populations of pathogens that cause the inflammation which makes us more vulnerable to disease. They inhibit pathogens through competitive exclusion, disabling pathogen mobility, producing direct bacteria inhibiting factors, and strengthening general immunity. The most helpful probiotic supplements are those that inhibit the greatest number of pathogens in the greatest number of ways.
PureBiotics™ Maxima is a blend of 15 probiotic strains (100 billion active cultures per capsule†) that are delivered in delayed-release capsules to protect them against stomach acids and packed in amber glass bottles with desiccants to guard against light, moisture, and air. The balance is about 50% bifido and 50% lacto cultures to support severe probiotic depletion. Signs of such depletion can include frequent diarrhea or constipation, IBS, IBD, Crohn’s disease, impaired immunity, overgrowth of yeasts or pathogenic bacteria, skin and other allergies, respiratory infections, and vaginal and urinary tract infections.*
†PureBiotics™ Maxima is formulated to provide 100 billion active cultures per capsule at date of expiration if refrigerated at your place of purchase and in your home. Our probiotics are highly stable at room temperature, but refrigeration will nonetheless insure maximum potency.