Ortho Molecular Ortho Biotic is a unique probiotic formula designed to deliver active organisms that have been shown to promote healthy gut flora, protect intestinal integrity and boost immune function. Each capsule includes seven proven probiotic strains chosen for their ability to withstand the harsh GI environment and adhere to the intestinal tract. Also included is Saccharomyces boulardii, an extensively researched microorganism shown to help restore microflora balance by enhancing “resident” probiotics.
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is a finely balanced environment where 300 different strains of bacteria compete for space and nutrients. When there is a healthy balance (eubiosis), few symptoms exist. However, dysbiosis can occur when an overabundance of potentially harmful organisms prevail. The natural flora balance can be upset by medications (antibiotics, oral contraceptives, etc.), drinking chlorinated water, or eating too many processed foods. Probiotics have been extensively studied for their effect on the GI environment, and are characterized as having broad health benefits including increasing populations of healthy bacteria following microflora imbalance and increasing detoxification of harmful compounds.
Because probiotics are live organisms, there are many challenges associated with manufacturing and distributing probiotic supplements. For a probiotic to be effective, it must be shelf-stable through the expiration date and precisely delivered to the GI tract where it can have maximum benefit. The microorganisms in Ortho Biotic are first protected, sealed, and freeze dried away from moisture, heat, light and oxygen. This puts the bacteria into a state of “hibernation,” allowing them to remain dormant until they are exposed to moisture in the GI tract. By utilizing advanced encapsulation technology, the probiotic organisms are preserved and then released on target for maximum benefit.
Does Not Contain: Gluten, Corn, Yeast, Artificial Colors and Flavors.