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HMF Forte Probiotic by Genestra/Seroyal

Moderate level long term maintenance probiotic
• 10 billion CFU per dose
• Includes fructooligosaccharides (FOS)
• Ideal for vegans

HMF Forte is a moderate-level, long-term maintenance probiotic formula which provides two strains of proprietary human-sourced Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis, along with 100mg of fructooligosaccharides (FOS).

Intestinal health support* • Promotes a healthy gut microflora* • Support optimal gastrointestinal health* • Provides 10 billion CFU per dose of two strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis

HMF Forte provide four strains of proprietary human-sourced probiotics that promote optimal intestinal health in children, adolescents, and adults. Although the microflora composition in the gut is relatively steady, it can be altered by diet, stress, age, and medication use.

Probiotics - reinforce the epithelial barrier and mediate intestinal permeability by controlling the integrity of tight junctions. Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria are the most commonly used probiotics, effectively colonize the intestines, and promote the presence of beneficial bacteria to support normal intestinal function.

Prebiotics - including FOS - are fermented by microbes in the colon. These prebiotics support the growth of beneficial bacteria in the colon and further maintain the barrier function of intestinal epithelial cells by increasing mucin levels. Their fermentation can result in the production of short chain fatty acids, including butyrate, the preferred energy source of colon cells.*

In a randomized, placebo-controlled trial involving 155 adults, daily intake of a probiotic supplement providing 25 billion CFU (containing two strains each of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium) for 21 days significantly and positively affected the intestinal microbiota.*

Pharmax and GENESTRA BRANDS™ are probiotic science and innovation leaders, with over 20+ years of proven experience and an ongoing commitment to incorporate the safest and most effective strains that reflect the latest evidence-based research from human trials. Their probiotics are human-sourced strains, proven in human clinical trials and cover a comprehensive product range.

For more information on HMF Forte, please consult with our nutritionist (seeContact Us) or your health practitioner.

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 120

Amount per Serving:
Probiotic Consortium 10 billion CFU contains:

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus (CUL-60)
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus (CUL-21)
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum (CUL-20)
  • Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (CUL-34) (formerly Bifidobacterium lactis)
  • Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) 100 mg

Inactive Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose, silica, magnesium stearate

Recommended Dosage:
Adults and Children (4 years and older): Take one capsule two times daily with meals, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.

Risk Information: If you are experiencing nausea, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea or severe abdominal pain; or if you have an immune compromised condition, do not use. If symptoms of digestive upset occur, worsen or persist beyond three days, discontinue use and consult your healthcare practitioner.

Quality Assurance Tamper-resistant package. Do not use if outer seal is missing or broken. Store under refrigeration (below 46°F).

This product does not contain: wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, corn, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.  The capsules are made from 100% pure vegetable sources, free of preservatives and additives.

CLINICALLY PROVEN STRAINS Human MicroFlora (HMF) probiotic strains are research-driven and clinically proven in randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human trials at 25 billion CFU per day. Proprietary non-pathogenic human-sourced microflora bacterial strains are utilized as they have strong epithelial adherence and a naturally high tolerance to stomach acid.

Are HMF products shipped with an ice pack?
Not from October - May. Genestra's freeze drying technology meets 100% label claims when shipped with ice or no ice during temps less than 90 degree's F. The manufacturer states that it is not necessary to ship the HMF products with an ice pack for these reasons:

  1. Genestra has added in 40% more probiotic than what the label guarantees per bottle. For example, HMF Intensive is guaranteed to have 25 billion CFU per serving, but there are 35 billion present at time of manufacturing and it is kept frozen until shipping.
  2. You will receive your HMF probiotic directly from the distributor in about 2-3 days UPS Ground. This product is very fresh and has not been sitting around on our shelves.

How do I travel with my HMF probiotics?
We highly recommend you take your probiotics with you on all trips and vacations since their potency will last for up to 1 months at room temperature. But, when possible and if convenient, we recommend you store your probiotics in the freezer or refrigerator, especially if you plan to preserve freshness of your product for months or years.

Where are the bacterial strains derived from?
Using laboratory procedures many years ago, hundreds of different bacterial strains were isolated from a healthy human intestinal wall sample. They were separated out, and each one was reproduced to make huge batches for testing via scientific trials. (Lab procedures only require one cell sample to reproduce large quantities for testing and production over the years). Research indicated that these four of the hundreds of available cultures were the most beneficial strains with health promoting properties. These were the ones which held up strong during 15 years of testing, thus they were used as the probiotic strains in all the HMF products. These human strains are far superior to dairy or animal strains since the body recognizes these probiotics as "self" and allows better implantation. Read more about them here.

1. Saulnier, N, Zocco, MA, Di Caro, S, Gasbarrini, G, Gasbarrini, A. Probiotics and small bowel mucosa: Molecular aspects of their interactions. Genes & Nutrition. 2006; 1(2): 107-116. 2. Nagpal, R, Yadav, H, Kumar, M, Jain, S, Yamashiro, Y, Marotta, F. (2013). Chapter 1. Probiotics, Prebiotics and Synbiotics. In Otles, S. (Ed.), Probiotics and Prebiotics in Food, Nutrition and Health (pp. 1-24). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 3. Plummer, SF, Garaiova, I, Sarvotham, T, Cottrell, SL, Le Scouiller, S, Weaver, MA, Tang, J, Dee, P, Hunter, J. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 2005; 26: 6974.
Manufacturer: Genestra
SKU: 10418120

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Customer Reviews
Average Rating on 39 Reviews
(05 stars in 39 rating(s))
5 star rating great product 12/17/2015 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by pangolin from North Dakota.
This is a human sourced probiotic, which seems to be rather rare. We get it with a cold pack. It seems to work well with my husband's extreme sensitivities.

5 star rating Probiotic 11/12/2015 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Greg from Nyc.
Best one I've tried yet and the most natural. Came recommended by my nutritionist

5 star rating Probiotics 10/16/2015 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Murphy from Az.
Good service

5 star rating Probiotics 8/10/2015 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Robin from Virginia.
Great product! I took for 1 month before going to Guatemala. I'm happy to say my health was great!

5 star rating Review HMF Forte probiotic 7/28/2015 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Lane from 99 Cedar Ridge, Buffalo, NY 14224.
Received the package in a timely fashion and product was still cold.

5 star rating Feeling Healthier! 6/16/2015 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by BeWell from NY.
This is a great product and I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a quality probiotic.

5 star rating HMF forte 5/18/2015 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Inga from Minneapolis, MN.
We have used HMF for about 15 years. Was recommended by our acupuncturist. It really works well and we can tell a difference vs store brands.

5 star rating HMF Forte 3/21/2015 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Brenda Anne from Montreal, Canada.
HMF Forte has been a constant in my arsenal of health support products for more than a decade. I employ it as my go to probiotic for every day support of my gastrointestinal system. We all have so many toxins invading us in our now world, many of which battle with our good bacteria, depleting its numbers. HMF Forte is an excellent probiotic to maintain healthy levels of good bacteria in the gut.

5 star rating HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra 2/23/2015 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by j-no from Missouri.
Seems to be a good probiotic. My son, who is sensitive intestinally and cannot handle other vegan capsules, seems to handle these fine.

5 star rating HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra 10/29/2014 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by excel-23 from Coq,BC Canada.
Great products, great price, fast shipping.

5 star rating hmf forte 7/6/2014 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by nancy from michigan.
We have been using hmf forte for years. Our whole family takes it daily. We rely on it to support our friendly bacteria.

5 star rating Forte Probiotic Capsules 4/25/2014 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Helen from 1621 Elsdon Cr., Carmichael, CA 95608.
I have found thee capsules very helpful to my gut.

5 star rating Great service 4/20/2014 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Sharon from Sarasota.
The product is great. I have used it for years and it really has helped me I have been very happy with the excellent service from rockwellnuttrion. They are prompt, courteous and very helpful

5 star rating HMF forte 4/5/2014 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Chris Herro from Mableton GA.
I like this product very much as it helps my immune system and is one of the main reason I have a happy digestive system.

5 star rating HMF Forte Probiotic 3/19/2014 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Gina H from Boise, ID.
These probiotics were recommended to me by my naturopathic doctor. They are far superior to anything you can buy at the drugstore and have really turned my GI tract around.

5 star rating Excellent probiotic 2/21/2014 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by CL from Idaho.
These professional grade probiotics were recommended to me by my naturopath. I have been using them for 1 year and they (along with a few other supplements and an altered diet) have made a HUGE difference in the status of my health. I have never felt so good!

5 star rating hmf forte probiotic 2/11/2014 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by johnkein from blaine wa.
Product was received with cold pack still working well to protect probiotics.

5 star rating Great Prebiotic/Probiotic. 1/25/2014 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Joseph Napolitano from Providence, RI, USA.
It seems to be working because I feel great. Same with my mother who takes it as well. Twice a day, this is a powerful strain, and it has a pre-biotic too. One review claims compared to other brands, the bacteria in this seems to be more compatible with our intestines. For a two-month bottle, the price is good. I've looked at other brands more well-known but haven't found a reason to switch to them. Recommended.

5 star rating A good product 1/21/2014 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by RGV winter Texan from Harlingen Tx.
Our naturopath recommended this product. It helps to keep our gastrointestinal system working properly. We paid a little extra for the ice pack and it was still cool when it arrived.

5 star rating HMF Forte Probiotic 1/15/2014 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 120 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by MercyMe from Brooklyn.
The probiotics helped my intestinal health. Now I make sure I always have in stock.

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