Bio-K+ In the Spotlight
- Monday, 24 September 2012
As science explores the benefits probiotics have on human health, the attention directed at the healthy bacteria continues to grow. Not all probiotic-containing products are created the same, however. The amounts of bacteria vary drastically from product to product in both supplements and foods such as yogurt. If you expect to see good results, it's important to know how much live bacteria is available to you per serving at the end of shelf life or when you're ready to ingest the food or product, as well as the function of the particular strain (or strains) found in the food or product.
Bio-K+ has been making probiotics formulations since 1996. Their fermented milk probiotic drinks provide 50 billion active cultures of L. Acidophilus and L. Casei bacteria at consumption per bottle. That's up to a thousand times more active bacteria than you'll find in most brands of yogurt. The 98 gram containers come in 6- or 12-pack and in original, calcium-enriched, and delicious strawberry flavors.
If you're sensitive to dairy, Bio-K+ provides alternatives. The drinks are also available made from fermented organic sprouted rice or from fermented (non-GMO) soy.
For convenience, Bio-K+ also comes in capsules in Regular (12.5 billion active bacteria per capsule), Strong (25 billion active bacteria per capsule), and Extra Strength (50 billion active bacteria per capsule).
Very few probiotics supplement companies conduct their own research or research their own products. A number of studies that Bio-K+ has been involved in have shown that supplementing with Bio-K+ can help control the spread of the bacterium Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) in hospitals, especially amongst patients taking antibiotics. The bacterium is the most common cause of infectious diarrhea in hospitals. Pierre LeGardeur Hospital in Montreal, Canada has been using Bio-K+ to control C. difficile since 2004. The hospital’s infection rate is down to 2.1 per 10,000 patient days as compared to 7.5 percent in other hospitals.
To view the various studies that Bio-K+ has participated in, visit: http://www.biokplus.com/en-us/healthcare-professionals/scientific-studies-research.
For a detailed explanation of probiotics and their benefits to human health, visit www.biokplus.com.