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Probiotics: A great asset for digestive health

Published on September 19, 2023 at 11:48 / Updated on September 19, 2023 at 14:58

Written in collaboration with Florastor®

The intestinal flora, also known as the gut microbiota, is made up of around 100 trillion micro-organisms, the balance of which has a direct impact on health. When the flora of the digestive system is out of balance, either through antibiotics or harmful viruses and bacteria, abdominal discomfort and diarrhea are likely to occur.

The role of probiotics

Probiotics are defined as living microorganisms (bacteria or yeast) that are naturally present in the intestines. However, when the intestinal microbiota is weakened, probiotic supplements are used to support the digestive system.

Taking probiotics helps maintain good health by, among other things :

  • Producing vitamins
  • Aiding in digestion
  • Stimulating the immune system
  • Offering protection against specific intestinal imbalances (diarrhea, bloating, etc.)

Florastor®’s range of probiotics

Florastar - All in one probiotic

A unique ingredient

Florastor® is the only probiotic brand in Canada to contain Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM I- 745, a unique probiotic yeast strain resistant to antibiotics and their damaging effects, such as eliminating good bacteria in the gut.

A healthy choice for the whole family

Florastor® probiotics are designed for all members of the family from the age of three months. Vegetarian, gluten-free, GMO-free and made from natural ingredients (lychee bark & mangosteen), they come in capsules, powder sachets or drinkable bottles, depending on the functions required or the age of the individual.

Les bienfaits associés

Florastor® is an all-in-one probiotic that provides many health benefits, for example: 

  • Maintaining gastrointestinal health
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Preventing the risk of acute diarrhea, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, and traveler's diarrhea
  • Reducing recurrent diarrhea associated with C. difficile

In addition, Florastor® can be taken in conjunction with antibiotics to treat certain infections. These probiotics help prevent any imbalances in the intestinal microbiota to support the immune system. They are also certified by the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation.

Don't hesitate to consult your healthcare professional, who will be able to provide you with further information.

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