Culturelle™ with 10 Billion Cells of Lactobacillus GG
High Potency Probiotic Supplement
Culturelle™, as part of our expanded line of probiotics. Culturelle™ is manufactured by the Con Agra Corporation. The initial research on this Lactobacillus rhamnosus (subspecies of L. casei ) strain was undertaken by two Boston scientists, Dr.'s Sherwood Gorbach and Barry Golden. They isolated this strain, which they called Lactobacillus GG (LGG after their surnames), in 1985 and it received a patent in the US in 1987.
A number of conditions can upset the delicate balance of the health promoting probiotic bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. These friendly flora can be adversely affected by use of antibiotics or other medications, improper nutrition, stress, contact with a foreign bacteria during travel or the presence of chronic disease states. These environmental factors adversely affect the intestinal flora's delicate balance, resulting in significantly decreased numbers of these bacteria. Use of friendly flora like Lactobacillus GG can support gastrointestinal health and functioning.
DESCRIPTION OF PRODUCT
Each Culturelle™ capsule contains a guaranteed 30 billion colony-forming units (CFUs). Culturelle™ is manufactured in a size #1 capsule and is in a chicory root base called inulin.
Capsules are individually wrapped in a double-foil blister pack and sealed with nitrogen to provide stability. Culturelle™ is available in a cardboard box with six foil wrapped strips, each containing 5 capsules. The capsules can be easily dispensed by gently pressing the capsule through the underside of the foil strip and taking as directed.
Lactobacillus CG is grown on whey and will contain trace levels (less than 15 parts per million per capsule) of casein and whey, which are proteins found in milk.
RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION
Culturelle™ with LGG has been widely studied and documented to provide many health promoting benefits in the intestinal tract including:
Adheres and colonizes the gastrointestinal tract
Assists intestinal functioning
Supports the body's natural defenses
Helps alleviate occasional diarrhea
High tolerance to survive stomach acids
Assists with lactose intolerance