Supports healthy gut flora in young children* • Supports optimal gastrointestinal health* • Includes 3 billion CFU per dose from two strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus paracasei, and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis
Specially formulated for the newborn infant 0-12 months, but can be used up to 4 years old
Scientific and usage evidence shows the HLC organisms as safe to use from birth
Contains Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium animalis (non-dairy cultures)
No carriers except lactose (from milk - but is casein free)
Ability to attach to human epithelial cells
Long shelf stability and full maintenance of label claim if stored correctly
Independent verification of specification with every batch
Soluble in milk or water
HMF Natogen is a unique combination of four strains of proprietary human-sourced probiotics that promotes intestinal health in young children.
Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria are the most commonly used probiotics, and they effectively colonize the intestines. The human intestinal tract contains more than 400 bacterial species, and a healthy bacterial balance is necessary for a healthy gastrointestinal tract. Probiotics promote the presence of beneficial bacteria, and strengthen the epithelial barrier.
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 Natogen, please consult with our nutritionist (see Contact Us) or your health practitioner.
Formulated to contain 5 billion CFU/scoop at time of manufacture.
In a base of lactose similar to breast milk for maximum assimilation. The lactose base is derived from cow's milk. The lactose base is an important energy source for breast and bottle fed babies derived from milk but free of casein.
Recommended Intake: Bottle Fed Babies: Mix apx 1/16 tsp into baby bottle (half of 1/8 tsp) once or twice a day. Breast Fed Babies: Press clean finger into powder and have baby suckle finger. Or use a tiny plastic spoon (i.e. used at the ice cream/gelato store for flavor tasting). These fit perfectly into the Neonate bottle and then into their tiny mouth, and easily smears onto their tongue. Then follow it with a little breast milk, or let them mash it around their mouth with saliva. They may not even notice they have that tiny bit of powder in their mouth (it tastes slightly sweet). Approximately 33 mg (1 billion viable cells) will naturally adhere to the end of your finger (rough dosage idea). Repeat three times daily.
Children (1-4 years): In a glass add water or milk to one scoop of HMF Natogen and mix. Take once daily with a meal, at least two to three hours before or after taking antibiotics, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
Is this product safe for Infants age 0-12 months? YES. Although the product label now indicates that it is for children age 1- 4, it is actually formulated for infants 0-12 months. This is due to regulations by Health Canada (where the product is made and sold) which does not allow age range below 12 months to be listed on supplements (even if proven safe).
Storage: Keep refrigerated or in freezer when possible, yet survives at room temperature for up to 3 months.
This product does not contain: wheat, gluten, soy, corn, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Ideal for vegetarians.
Caution: If your child has an immune compromised condition, consult your healthcare practitioner. If they are experiencing nausea, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea or sever abdominal pain, consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use. If symptoms of digestive upset occur, worsen or persist beyond three days, discontinue use and consult your healthcare practitioner.
Safety-sealed for your protection and for product freshness. Do not use if outer seal is missing or broken. Store under refrigeration (below 46 °F).
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:
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.
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.
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7/18/2015 HMF Natogen (no FOS Infant Probiotic Powder) by Genestra5
Reviewed by JGore from Wyoming.
My son has been taking this since week one of his life. He's beautiful, chunky, with an iron clad immune system. Hands down superior quality over store bought options. My son loves it, naturally sweet due to the lactose, he sees the bottle & begins to squeal! They always ship with ice packs to preserve product during shipping.
Excellent products and service
3/23/2015 HMF Natogen (no FOS Infant Probiotic Powder) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Tigerma from Vancouver.
I have been giving this probiotics to my two boys since they are 6 months. It supports their immune system and digestion especially when new foods are introduced. I chose not to pay extra for the heat protection while placing the order since I know they will arrive in 3 days. To my surprise, the package was wrapped neatly and tightly in a heat protected bag. Will definitely order again from Rockwell nutrition soon!
1/10/2015 HMF Natogen (no FOS Infant Probiotic Powder) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Peter from Home .
6/12/2014 HMF Natogen (no FOS Infant Probiotic Powder) by Genestra5
Reviewed by shell from the oc.
Great product! Going to purchase more.
5/2/2014 HMF Natogen (no FOS Infant Probiotic Powder) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Rose from Atlanta, GA.
My daughter-in-law had this probiotic recommended to her. She has been very pleased with the results from it. Rockwell has the best customer service and shipped it promptly, even keeping it cool in shipping so as not to lose its probiotic properties. I would buy it again in a minute from them.
4/3/2014 HMF Natogen (no FOS Infant Probiotic Powder) by Genestra5
Reviewed by nicole trimble from Brandenburg ky.
Great product! Great price and cold delivery option is affordable.
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1/18/2014 HMF Natogen (no FOS Infant Probiotic Powder) by Genestra5
Reviewed by elousas from Pennsylvania.
Product arrived quickly. My 4 month old seems to be doing well on it.
Have used since 2011
5/30/2013 HMF Natogen (no FOS Infant Probiotic Powder) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Amy from Michigan.
This was recommended to our family by our holistic pediatrician. Started using it at age 5mo with our second son and birth with our third son. Rockwell packed it with a freezer pack and it arrived quickly.
4/30/2013 HMF Natogen (no FOS Infant Probiotic Powder) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Lauren from Rochester, NY.
This is the only company that we found to carry an infant probiotic. It was recommended to us by our pediatrician. Thank you!
3/21/2013 HMF Natogen (no FOS Infant Probiotic Powder) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Jamie Hammonds from USA.
This probiotic is great! Helped my infant a lot.
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2/22/2013 HMF Natogen (no FOS Infant Probiotic Powder) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Shellyka from Naples, FL.
We recently ordered a stash of high quality and concentrated probiotics for our daughter and are extremely happy with this product! We highly recommend Genestra's HMF Probiotics for young babies and through toddlerhood. Thanks again Rockwell Nutrition for a superb product!
2/16/2013 HMF Natogen (no FOS Infant Probiotic Powder) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Charlotte from Austin, TX.
I started giving this to my daughter at 2 months old. It seems to have helped and I will continue giving it to her because of other positive side effects. She takes it easily! Many thanks to Rockwell Nutrition for taking such great care in shipping the probiotics.
1/29/2013 HMF Natogen (no FOS Infant Probiotic Powder) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Sophie from US.
I got this for my new born baby. For two days leading up to the delivery, I had to get antibiotics shots every 12 hours because of an early rupture of the sac. The infant probiotics seemed to help dramatically for my baby's great bowel movement and immune system. From day one, I put little bit of the powder on my nipple when I nurse the baby, and the baby takes it well.The company takes care of the delivery so well to keep it from heat
9/9/2012 HMF Natogen (no FOS Infant Probiotic Powder) by Genestra4
Reviewed by Probiotics from Biloxi, MS.
I bought this for my infant son and I really feel like it has made a difference. He is much more happy!
7/6/2012 HMF Natogen (no FOS Infant Probiotic Powder) by Genestra5
Reviewed by David Jones from PARIS VA.
GREAT PRODUCT. I WILL SURE BUY AGAIN !
5/21/2012 HMF Natogen (no FOS Infant Probiotic Powder) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Mommy B from Beaverton, OR.
When my baby stopped pooping around 7 weeks old doctors told me this was "normal". I switched to a naturopath pediatrician and she gave me these probiotics and baby pooped daily immediately. She is now 2 1/2 years old and we still use HMF probiotics daily and she is rarely constipated and she stays healthy. Now my new 3 month old has started taking them as well.
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5/17/2012 HMF Natogen (no FOS Infant Probiotic Powder) by Genestra5
Reviewed by shan from home.
Best baby probiotic
4/30/2012 HMF Natogen (no FOS Infant Probiotic Powder) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Kael from Seattle, WA.
My daughter occasionally constipated for the first year of life. I used many natural remedies, including other baby probiotics, but was never able to get her digestion on track. A week after introducing the HMF Natogen her bowels normalized to once a day - I like to say she now poops like a champ - and she has no other issues. This product is the best!
4/11/2012 HMF Natogen (no FOS Infant Probiotic Powder) by Genestra5
Reviewed by ram1849 from long island, ny.
I have not used it yet, but understand that it's a wonderful probiotic. Can't wait to use it! Highly recommended to me.
HMF Natogen for Infants very helpful
7/25/2011 HMF Natogen (no FOS Infant Probiotic Powder) by Genestra5
Reviewed by Elba from San Francisco.
I gave this probiotic to my 6-mo old (as recommended by my naturopath) , I used it for 2 months as "maintenance." I still use it intermittently for general immune system health. I like that it's essentially just more of the healthy bacteria that he already gets via breast milk. It's an excellent product.