1000557 wrote: “FloraMend Prime Probiotic is a proprietary, high-potency blend of three human-derived strains: Lactobacillus gasseri, Bifidobacterium bifidum, and Bifidobacterium longum provided in an acid-resistant capsule for effective delivery to the intestinal tract where the organisms can colonize and replicate. FloraMend Prime Probiotic delivers 5 billion CFUs in a one-per-day dosage. Unlike many probiotics, it is dairy, allergen, and excipient free and is heat- and moisture-resistant due to glass bottle packaging. FloraMend Prime Probiotic is suitable for adults and children and requires no refrigeration.” Hopefully it should colonize?
These beneficial bacteria as well as others obtained from oral probiotics will colonize in the gut providing you supply enough prebiotic food to allow them to thieve long enough to multiply and colonize in the gut.
The research: A study was conducted on human subjects to test the colonization ability of oral probiotics containing strains of lactobacillus given as probiotic supplements to a group of volunteers; the volunteers were given a total of two doses a day for 17 days at which point the lactobacillus probiotic was stopped. The volunteers then went through an 18-day washout period in an attempt to clear the intestines completely of the beneficial bacteria. During this time, feces of the volunteers were tested for strains of the bacteria. The samples were taken at days 0 and 18 during the oral dose period as well as during and following the washout period; there were a total of 12 volunteers. The highest number of volunteers who continued to host the specific lactobacillus bacteria strains was 10 out of 12, and the lowest number hosting the same species of lactobacillus was 7 out of 12 samples.
I don’t have the details concerning how the point was completely proven by the study, because I don’t have access to the full study but only the published report; however, according to the report, the experiment revealed that “beneficial bacteria of the lactobacillus species obtained by the human beings via the oral administration were capable of colonization in the human intestines.”
This was reported in the Applied and Environmental Microbiology journal in April 2010 as well as the Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology journal in May 2011.
The only problem with the probiotic is that it’s not nearly enough strains or enough CFU’s to make a real difference.