Natural Factors Critical Care Probiotic 55 Billion Active Cells contains nine Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli species for acute targeted support of both the small and large intestines. It restores beneficial bacteria lost through antibiotic use and enhances immune health. This formula offers significant protection from bacterial infection, yeast overgrowth, and digestive discomfort.
- Provides maximum support for acute digestive health needs
- Restores and maintains healthy, balanced intestinal flora
- Combats antibiotic-associated digestive discomfort
- Supports GI intestinal integrity to help prevent or repair “leaky gut” syndrome
- Enhances immune system activity and reduces inflammation
- Limits growth of putrefactive and pathogenic bacteria
Natural Factors Critical Care Probiotic 55 Billion Active Cells is a 9-strain formula that includes five strains of Bifidobacteria and four strains of Lactobacilli, providing powerful support for gastrointestinal and immune system health. This potent formulation includes L. paracasei, L. rhamnosus, L. acidophilus, L. plantarum, and B. bifidum, proven to help eliminate or reduce the growth of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and to lower incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.
This multistrain formula can quickly restore the diversity of microflora after antibiotic use, with L. acidophilus particularly helpful in counteracting antibiotic-associated diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and constipation.
The probiotic strains L. paracasei, L. acidophilus, B. animalis subsp. lactis, B. bifidum, and B. longum have been shown to help reduce the production of pro-inflammatory substances and to alleviate the gastrointestinal effects of psychological stress. Reducing inflammation can help in the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and food intolerances. Beneficial gut bacteria also play a role in the prevention and management of yeast overgrowth and urinary tract infections.
Each strain in this formulation has been carefully selected for its natural resistance to gastric acid, allowing the probiotics to reach the intestines at full potency. Critical Care Probiotic 55 Billion Active Cells has a guaranteed potency of 95 billion active cells per capsule at manufacture and at least 55 billion at expiry.
Each vegetarian capsule contains:
55 billion active cells* of the following specially cultured strains of probiotics:
Total bacterial culture
55 billion cfu†
Bifidobacterium breve (HA-129) (whole cell) (human) 20 % 11 billion cfu†
Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum (HA-135) (whole cell) (human) 20 % 11 billion cfu†
Lactobacillus paracasei (HA-196) (whole cell) (dairy) 15 % 8 .25 billion cfu†
Lactobacillus plantarum (HA-119) (whole cell) (plant) 15 % 8 .25 billion cfu†
Lactobacillus acidophilus (HA-122) (whole cell) (human) 10 % 5 .5 billion cfu†
Lactobacillus rhamnosus (HA-111) (whole cell) (human) 10 % 5 .5 billion cfu†
Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (HA-194) (whole cell) (dairy) 5 % 2 .75 billion cfu†
Bifidobacterium bifidum (HA-132) (whole cell) (human) 4 .5 % 2 .475 billion cfu†
Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis (HA-116) (whole cell) (human) 0 .5 % 0 .275 billion cfu†
†cfu: colony forming units
Vegetarian capsule (carbohydrate gum [cellulose], purified water), potato starch, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant), ascorbic acid.
Source of probiotics . Helps support intestinal/gastrointestinal health . May promote a favourable gut flora .
Recommended adult dose: 1 capsule daily or as directed by a health care practitioner. Take at least 2–3 hours before or after antibiotics.
May contain traces of milk and/or soy. Stop use and consult a health care practitioner if symptoms of digestive upset (e.g., diarrhea) occur, worsen, and/or persist beyond 3 days. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, or severe abdominal pain. Do not use this product if you have an immune-compromised condition (e.g., AIDS, lymphoma, patients undergoing long-term corticosteroid treatment). Keep out of the reach of children.
Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, or sweeteners; no sugar, wheat, gluten, corn, egg, fish, shellfish, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs. Suitable for vegetarians.
55 Billion 30 Veggie Capsules