What’s in FloraZyme?
Every dose of FloraZyme contains at least 5 billion colony-forming units (cfus) of probiotic bacteria. That means there’s at least 5 billion of the good guys in every FloraZyme serving.
In addition to several probiotic strains, FloraZyme also includes a couple of extra gut-supporting ingredients. Here’s what’s inside FloraZyme:
The Lactobacillus species of bacteria is native to the human gut, and so there are many Lactobacillus strains that support GI system function.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is one such species of probiotic and has been thoroughly studied for its efficacy. Research is clear that L. acidophilus can prevent or ease the symptoms of diarrhea, including diarrhea caused by radiation therapy. L. acidophilus is also a promising option for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Several studies have found that L. acidophilus eases bloating and abdominal pain in IBS patients.
Lactobacillus plantarum is another human gut native that can support GI health and, interestingly, skin health. Like L. acidophilus, L. plantarum has been researched for its efficacy as an IBS treatment. In 2012, a study with 214 people found that L. plantarum was more effective than placebo in reducing bloating and abdominal pain in patients with IBS.
It’s possible that L. plantarum can also help children with eczema caused by atopic dermatitis. Another study, published in 2012 and involving 83 children, found that L. plantarum improved symptoms more than a placebo over 12 weeks.
Lactobacillus salivarius is the most dominant bacteria in the mouth and has a major impact on our oral health. That’s partly because L. salivarius is a bad bacteria killer. L. salivarius produces antimicrobial substances that kill off plaque-forming bacteria and illness-causing pathogens. As such, L. salivarius is a contributing member of the immune system.
Studies also show that an increased presence of L. salivarius correlates with a reduced risk of gum disease. In the gut, L. salivarius produces lactic acid, helps break down protein and fights off invading pathogens.
Lactobacillus casei is yet another human gut native. Like the other members of its family, L. casei has been studied for its probiotic effects and benefits to the GI system. Research has shown that it can reduce the severity of diarrhea, including in children suffering from rotavirus infection. It can also help people suffering from antibiotic-associated diarrhea and can improve the bowel habits of people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.
Along with Lactobacillus, the Bifidobacterium species makes its home in the human gut and has significant influence on how the GI system functions. Some Bifidobacterium are even effective against preventing the common cold.
B. longum is selected for its proven effectiveness in treating bloating, pain and diarrhea in people with IBS. There are several large-scale studies backing this conclusion, as the Bifidobacterium species has been heavily researched for its probiotic potential.
Bacillus coagulans is an interesting probiotic because, unlike the Lactobacillus species, B. coagulans can form into a spore when threatened by extreme conditions. As a result, B. coagulans is one of the toughest probiotics around and can easily survive the occasionally harsh conditions that exist in the gut.
It also has notable health benefits. B. coagulans was the subject of an 85-member study that involved people with IBS. The study found a marked improvement in abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation compared to placebo. Additional studies have confirmed that B. coagulans is effective against both constipation and diarrhea. One study even found that B. coagulans could be helpful in treating rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Those who took the probiotic reported less disability than patients who only took a placebo.
Inulin (derived from Jerusalem artichoke root)
Probiotics need nourishment to flourish in the gut and do their job efficiently. In other words, probiotics need a prebiotic to unlock their full potential. FloraZyme delivers this prebiotic nourishment in every dose, in the form of Jerusalem artichoke root.
Inulin is a starchy fiber that isn’t absorbed by the gut, but does feed the good bacteria that live there. In addition to supporting probiotic growth, inulin can relieve constipation in both children and adults.
Lactoferrin is a protein that forms naturally in human and animal milk, though it can also be derived from rice. Lactoferrin can boost immunity by making it difficult for pathogens to bind to the body’s cells and reproduce.
The protein is particularly effective against H. pylori, which is responsible for many infections in developing countries. Studies have shown that introducing lactoferrin can greatly reduce the viral load of H. pylori in patients.
What ingredients aren’t in FloraZyme?
FloraZyme is designed to boost your gut’s health without anything that could irritate it. Specifically, FloraZyme does not include nut products, soy, sugar or wheat. FloraZyme is also vegetarian friendly.
Balance your GI system with better bacteria
An unhealthy gut can lead to all kinds of health issues. It makes sense, then, to target your gut for better health. A supplement like FloraZyme can do just that, and can be the easiest step you take every day to balancing out your gut’s microflora.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.