Probiotics

Probiotics are a source of good bacteria which alter the intestinal microflora balance and support digestion and immune balance.They also prevent or reduce the growth of harmful bacteria. The lactobacillus and bifidobacteria help to maintain a healthy intestinal flora through the production of certain organic compounds such as lactic acid, acetic acid and hydrogen peroxide.These compounds alter the pH by increasing the acidity of the intestine and inhibit reproduction of harmful bacteria. Probiotic bacteria also produce bacteriocins which help by killing undesireable organisms.

The dose required for these organisms is dependant upon the amount of friendly bacterial depletion and the presence of harmful bacteria. Normally 1 to 2 billion colony forming units (CFU's) is considered to be the minimum dose for maintenance of a healthy intestine .

Probiotics are present in some yoghurts to a varying degree, but not to the same extent as you obtains from supplementation with probiotics.Many frozen yoghurts do not contain any or have very little live bacteria. Probiotics come in either heat stable forms, meaning they can be safely stored in normal room temperature, and heat intolerant forms, meaning they need to be stored long term in a cool environment in the fridge. These supplements come in capsule, tablet and powder forms.


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  • Nutralife Probiotica P3 For Kids Chewable Tablets 60 Nutralife Probiotica P3 For Kids Chewable Tablets 60

    Provides digestion and immunity support for children (Vanilla flavour).

    $32.90  $25.96
  • Solgar Advanced Acidophilus Plus VegeCaps 120 Solgar Advanced Acidophilus Plus VegeCaps 120

    A source of beneficial probiotics formulated to help maintain a healthy intestinal flora.

    $56.53  $47.05
  • Solgar Advanced Acidophilus Plus VegeCaps 60 Solgar Advanced Acidophilus Plus VegeCaps 60

    A source of beneficial probiotics formulated to help maintain a healthy intestinal flora.

    $32.59  $27.13
  • Go Immune Protect Probiotic VegeCaps 60 Go Immune Protect Probiotic VegeCaps 60

    Defends against ills and chills, provides a defence for children’s health and immune health. Only available for instore pick-up due to instability. Inner health brand probiotics are stable for 2 weeks at 30C without refrigeration and can be sent over the internet.

    $48.90  $32.80
  • Go Immune Protect Probiotic VegeCaps 30 Go Immune Protect Probiotic VegeCaps 30

    Defends against ills and chills, provides a defence for children’s health and immune health. Only available for instore pick-up due to instability. Inner health brand probiotics are stable for 2 weeks at 30C without refrigeration and can be sent over the internet.

    $29.90  $20.05
  • Go Probiotic 40 Billion Capsules 60 Go Probiotic 40 Billion Capsules 60

    Designed to maintain and restore good gut bacteria. Only available for instore pick-up due to instability. Inner health brand probiotics are stable for 2 weeks at 30C without refrigeration and can be sent over the internet.

    $58.28  $38.83
  • Go Probiotic 40 Billion Capsules 30 Go Probiotic 40 Billion Capsules 30

    Designed to maintain and restore good gut bacteria. Only available for instore pick-up due to instability. Inner health brand probiotics are stable for 2 weeks at 30C without refrigeration and can be sent over the internet.

    $37.26  $20.01
  • Go Probiotic 40 Billion Capsules 90 Go Probiotic 40 Billion Capsules 90

    Designed to maintain and restore good gut bacteria. Only available for instore pick-up due to instability. Inner health brand probiotics are stable for 2 weeks at 30C without refrigeration and can be sent over the internet.

    $77.92  $67.00
  • Sanderson ProbioFX Gut Restore Chewable Tablets 14 Sanderson ProbioFX Gut Restore Chewable Tablets 14

    Helps restore balance to gut and bowel flora after gastro-intestinal upset, diarrhea, or post-antibiotics. Strawberry flavour.

    $14.00  $7.78
  • Sanderson ProbioFX Gut Restore Chewable Tablets 100 Sanderson ProbioFX Gut Restore Chewable Tablets 100

    Helps restore balance to gut and bowel flora after gastro-intestinal upset, diarrhea, or post-antibiotics. Strawberry flavour.

    $75.50  $41.86

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