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What is FloraMED?
FloraMED is a maintence probiotic for those with chronic intestinal complaints that are currently under control. It is a patented blend of probiotics which is formulated to provide ‘friendly bacteria’ to the intestinal tract and colon. This helps to ensure that the bacterial environment in the intestine and colon is at an optimal level for good health. It does not require refrigeration which makes it an ideal product to take on trips in order to avoid travellers’ diarrhea and parasites.

How is it delivered?
FloraMED uses BIO-tract® delivery technology which is engineered to deliver probiotics to their optimal location in the intestinal tract. BIO-tract® is a patented, controlled delivery technology developed specifically for micro-organisms. BIO-tract’s® protective layer ensures the product is less susceptible to heat, moisture, and oxidative stress, making FloraMED more stable at room temperature.

What does it do?
FloraMED’s patented blend of 6 probiotics helps to ensure a healthy microbacterial environment in the intestinal tract. The term ‘probiotic’ means supporting life. Probiotics are friendly, beneficial bacteria. While there are hundreds of different strains of bacteria that live in the digestive tract, two of the most prevalent types of beneficial bacteria are lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacterium bifidum. These bacteria (as well as others) are normal inhabitants of the large and small intestines.

Probiotics are a very important part of a healthy digestive system. Recent research shows that probiotics help improve gastrointestinal functions, respiratory and allergy responses, as well as help to counter the negative effects of antibiotic use. Probiotics support the immune system, balance the intestinal environment and inhibit the growth of pathogenic organisms (ex. Candida albacans). Further, these beneficial bacteria help the body to produce vitamins, digest foods, and control overgrowth of bad bacteria and fungus.

Probiotics normally present a barrier to invading organisms. However when they are impaired through stress, illness, antibiotics treatment, or changes to the diet, they can be disrupted. Bifidobacteria are known to be involved in resisting the colonization of pathogens in the large bowel. Adherence of lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacteria to the cell wall of the intestines, has been shown to prevent pathogens such as E-coli, salmonella & Yersina pseudotuberculosis (Macfarlane & Cummings).

How does it work?
FloraMED uses the BIO-tract® delivery technology, which delivers probiotics through the harsh environment of the stomach and into the intestinal tract where they can be utilized. After swallowing the FloraMED tablet, a protective gel layer surrounds the tablet and effectively isolates the bacteria (probiotics) to reduce harmful interaction with the acidic environment in the stomach. Once passing through the stomach, it releases the probiotics in a controlled fashion over time, delivering the living bacteria to the small intestines so that it can populate throughout the intestinal tract. This is different than other probiotic supplements, where the majority of the probiotics are destroyed in the stomach, leaving very little left to be delivered to the intestinal tract.

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    Warning:
    Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea or severe abdominal pain. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if symptoms of digestive upset (e.g. diarrhea) occur, worsen, or persist beyond 3 days. Do not use if you have an immune-compromised condition (e.g. AIDS, lymphoma, patients undergoing long-term corticosteroid treatment). Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not expose to heat.

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