If you are prone to yeast infections and candida, it is important to manage your microbial populations. According to Florida-based gastroenterologist Dr. Leonard Smith, “Allopathic medicine does a great job with anti-fungals on the seriously ill. However, when patients have low-grade recurrent Candida infections, they are treated with anti-fungal agents, but are offered nothing else to prevent recurrence.” While these anti-fungal drugs can effectively kill the Candida organism, unless you alter the conditions that resulted in the overgrowth, the yeast will usually return. In addition, when taking anti-fungal drugs, the body may eliminate them before they reach the colon; this allows Candida to survive in the lower part of your digestive tract.
The best way to boost your chances of avoiding yeast overgrowth, is to alter your diet and use supplements that support your body in its anti-Candida efforts. Taking supplemental probiotics in order to maintain the health of the digestive tract is crucial in helping rid the body of Candida.
Probiotic supplements help restore optimal digestive health, and are one of the first things required in order to bring back a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria. There are over 500 different types of bacteria in the digestive system. The two most prevalent in the vagina and urinary tract are Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus casei. Ultimate Flora VS contains therapeutic levels of these bacteria, mirroring the prevalence in the healthy vagina and urinary tract.
Ultimate Flora VS is formulated to help maintain a healthy balance of vaginal and urinary tract bacteria. Each capsule contains 45 billion live Lactobacillus cultures and 5 billion live Bifidobacteria, mirroring the prevalence of Lactobacilli and the lesser numbers of Bifidobacteria in the vagina. The 9 strains in Ultimate Flora VS formula were chosen for their prevalence in a healthy vagina and urinary tract.
Directions for Use
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus (HA-111) – Whole Cell17.5 Billion CFU
- Lactobacillus casei (HA-108) – Whole Cell11.75 Billion CFU
- Lactobacillus plantarum (HA-119) – Whole Cell7.5 Billion CFU
- Lactobacillus acidophilus (HA-122) – Whole Cell5 Billion CFU
- Bifidobacterium bifidum (HA-132) – Whole Cell2.5 Billion CFU
- Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum (HA-135) – Whole Cell2.5 Billion CFU
- Lactobacillus fermentum (HA-179) – Whole Cell2.5 Billion CFU
- Lactobacillus salivarius (HA-118) – Whole Cell500 Million CFU
- Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Bulgaricus (HA-137)250 Million CFU
Non-medicinal Ingredients Acid-resistant vegetarian capsule (hypromellose, gellan gum, pectin), ingredients used to maintain the viability of live microorganisms (skim milk, sodium ascorbate, trypticase-soy broth, sucrose, yeast extract), inulin, stearic acid, palmitic acid, ascorbic acid.
Contains no tree nuts, peanuts, sesame, mustard, wheat, gluten, egg, seafood (fish, crustaceans, shellfish), artificial colour, or fillers.
Non-GMO. This product does not contain genetically modified material.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have nausea, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea or severe abdominal pain. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if symptoms of digestive upset (i.e. diarrhea) occur, worsen or persist beyond 3 days. Do not use if you have an immune-compromised condition (ie. AIDS, lymphoma, patients undergoing long-term corticosteroid treatment).
Keep out of reach of children. Requires refrigeration. Do not expose to heat. Potency guaranteed at expiry.
ALLERGEN WARNING: This product has come in contact with milk and soy from fermentation ingredients. Do not use this product if you have a milk or soy allergy.