Super 8 Hi-Potency Probiotic

Super 8 Hi-Potency Probiotic

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  • 15 years & older

  • Award-winning blend of high-potency 'friendly' bacteria to maintain healthy feminine flora, as well as protect all travelers from yeast and unfriendly bacteria*

  • 8 human-adapted medicinal strains of live probiotics with the highest survival/colonization rates; no transient strains

  • 42 billion viable cells per capsule at manufacture

  • 1-3 caps daily, with or after meals

  • Store in fridge or freezer for maximum potency


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WHAT IS UDO'S CHOICE® SUPER 8 HI-POTENCY PROBIOTIC? Part of our multiple award-winning collection of condition-specific probiotics, Udo's Choice Super 8 Hi-Potency Probiotic is a medicinal blend of eight human-adapted (aka resident or non-transient) live probiotics. This special blend was designed to provide men and women with a safe and effective high-potency source of beneficial bacteria to discourage the systemic overgrowth of "bad" bacteria and fungus (including yeasts) in the digestive tract and elsewhere in the body, and to maintain a healthy yeast balance for women.*

WHAT ARE PROBIOTICS AND WHAT DO THEY DO? The human body is a walking ecosystem: There are ten times more microbial cells living on the surfaces of our bodies — both inner and outer — than there are human cells.(1) Also known as 'friendly' bacteria, the probiotics that live in our digestive tract and beyond protect us from harmful bacteria and other pathogens. In addition, they help with digestion; make vitamins (B and K) and short chain fatty acids; stimulate the protective ‘mucin’ secretion in the gut lining; and break down cholesterol and toxins in our bowel. But their wide-ranging health effects extend beyond our GI tract, preventing yeast overgrowth, and affecting our immune system, the liver and brain, the weight management system, and more.(2) Our very survival depends on them.

WHY ARE PROBIOTIC SUPPLEMENTS IMPORTANT FOR HEALTH? Throughout the human life cycle, the GI tract microbiome usually maintains a mutually beneficial relationship with its host. However, many factors can reduce and negatively affect the number of friendly bacteria in the upper and lower digestive tract, and other parts of the body: infection and other illness; antibiotics; aging; cooked and hyper-processed foods; stress; a fiber-poor diet; alcohol or chlorinated water, inadequate sleep, and taking NSAIDs and other medications, to name some.(3)

A reduced number of beneficial bacteria leaves you vulnerable to harmful bacteria and fungus that can overpopulate, creating an unbalanced state known as dysbiosis. Left untreated, symptoms of dysbiosis can become chronic and lead to bigger health concerns.(4) By restoring a disrupted gut and yeast balance, probiotic supplements keep various 'bad' bacteria in check and promote the functional state of the GI tract and its far-reaching metabolic, immunological, nutritional, and psychological effects.*(5-9)

WHAT MAKES UDO'S CHOICE SUPER 8 HI-POTENCY PROBIOTIC SO SPECIAL? Our pioneering work with our Udo's Choice® probiotic blends started in the 1990s when we introduced the first-ever line of age-specific probiotics. Because we care about results, we tailored this high-potency formula to include probiotics that are helpful in maintaining a healthy yeast balance for women and protecting against potential pathogens while traveling.* And, like people, probiotics work better in teams, which is why we chose to use blends of strains.

All of our Udo's Choice probiotics are human-adapted (or HA). Unlike the transient (aka non-resident) dairy- and plant-derived bacteria widely marketed, our HA probiotic strains successfully implant and colonize the human digestive tract for a longer period of time. Why? HA strains survive strong stomach acid and bile, reaching the intestinal tract at a better rate. Transient probiotics are far less effective.

Udo's Choice probiotics deliver: When compared to four other well-known brands by an independent research group, the measured viable cells of Udo’s Choice probiotics 'stood out from the rest numerically and statistically', and 'Udo’s Choice was the only brand for which the number of viable bacteria recovered met the recommendations for daily dosage of a probiotic regimen'.(10) No other company makes probiotics like we do.

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  2. Gerritsen J, Smidt H, Rijkers GT, de Vos WM. Intestinal microbiota in human health and disease: the impact of probiotics. Genes Nutr. 2011 Aug; 6(3): 209–240. Published online 2011 May 27. doi:  10.1007/s12263-011-0229-7.

  3. Zhang YJ, Li S, Gan RY, Zhou T, Xu DP, Li HB. Impacts of gut bacteria on human health and diseases. Int J Mol Sci. 2015 Apr 2;16(4):7493-519. doi: 10.3390/ijms16047493.

  4. Carding S, Verbeke K, Vipond DT, Corfe BM, Owen LJ. Dysbiosis of the gut microbiota in disease. Microb Ecol Health Dis. 2015 Feb 2;26:26191. doi: 10.3402/mehd.v26.26191. eCollection 2015.

  5. Gritz EC, Bhandari V. The human neonatal gut microbiome: a brief review. Front Pediatr. 2015 Mar 5;3:17. doi: 10.3389/fped.2015.00017. eCollection 2015.

  6. Al Kassaa I, Hober D, Hamze M, Chihib NE, Drider D. Antiviral potential of lactic Acid bacteria and their bacteriocins. Probiotics Antimicrob Proteins. 2014 Dec;6(3-4):177-85. doi: 10.1007/s12602-014-9162-6.

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  10. Banas JA, Popp ET. Recovery of Viable Bacteria from Probiotic Products that Target Oral Health. Probiotics Antimicrob Proteins. 2013 Sep;5(3):227-31. doi: 10.1007/s12602-013-9142-2.


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