Lactofor - Pre- and pro-biotics

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One of the important roles of intestinal flora is the production of certain acids which inhibit certain undesirable bacteria known as pathogens.

The term probiotic designates preparations based on living micro-organisms which have a positive effect on the host, as they improve the intestinal ecology. One can also talk of intestinal flora, because bacteria are part of the world of the lower order of plants. These are, among others, bacterial cultures which produce lactic acids, i.e. lactobacilli and bifidus bacteria, and bacterial cultures which do not produce lactic acid, such as preparations based on the yeast Saccharomyces boularidii (Perenterol).

Dietary supplements containing probiotics are used by patients with intestinal problems, but they are not registered as medicines.

What we seem to have forgotten is that our intestinal flora itself has antibiotic properties. Our intestinal bacteria produce large amounts of acids, resulting in a degree of acidity that is unfavourable to pathogenic agents. As well as producing bactericidal substances (natural antibiotics) which can be fatal to some intruders, they attach themselves in large numbers to the intestinal walls and thus prevent dangerous organisms from developing there.

It should also be pointed out that the function of intestinal flora is much broader than its antimicrobial influence. It also improves health in other areas.

It produces enzymes which stimulate digestion. Lactase, for example, is an enzyme that assists the digestion of lactose in the case of lactose intolerance.

It has been observed that the Lactobacillus acidophilus is capable of lowering cholesterol. This is one example which shows how important it is to talk not of intestinal flora but rather of specific strains which have been shown to be capable of having certain effects. To say that probiotics are unnecessary is a generality. In order to obtain a certain effect, it is clear that specific strains with a scientifically proven effect have to be administered It has been demonstrated that the Lactobacilli acidophilus, L. casei, L. delbrueckii, L. rhamnosis and L. plantarum boost the immune system but that they can also be administered in the case of diarrhoea. In the case of vaginosis, it is mainly the Lactobacillus rhamnosus that is active. Recently, it was demonstr+B39ated that administering lactobacilli to pregnant women significantly reduces the number of children suffering from eczema and allergies.

It is considered an established fact that the above-mentioned strains are immune to gastric acid, biliary acid and pancreatic acid. They are resistant to the degree of acidity of the stomach, which is not true of all bacteria contained in yoghurt.

It has also been demonstrated that the amount plays a crucial role, if the aim is to recolonise the intestines or vagina. According to studies, between one and ten billion lactobacilli are essential for a successful recolonisation depending on the pathology.

Precautions

Do not use in case of: no known case.

Packaging

Container with 30 tablets.

Price

24.50 € inclusive of tax

Dosage

  • 1 tablet (to be swallowed or chewed) or as directed (adults).
  • ½ a tablet to be dissolved in milk (babies).

For better efficiency, take in the evening just before bed or in the morning on an empty stomach.

Ingredients

Scientific name French name Part used Amount
Lactobacillus casei
2,5 billions CFU
Lactobacillus casei
2,5 billions CFU
Probiotic 25 mg
Lactobacillus acidophillus
2,5 billions CFU
Lactobacillus acidophillus
2,5 billions CFU
Probiotic 25 mg
Lactobacillus rhamnosus
2,5 billions CFU
Lactobacillus rhamnosus
2,5 billions CFU
Probiotic 25 mg
Lactobacillus delbrueckii
2,5 billions CFU
Lactobacillus delbrueckii
2,5 billions CFU
Probiotic 25 mg
Raftiline Raftiline Prebiotic 360 mg
Raftilose Raftilose Prebiotic 150 mg