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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 (see Contact 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: 10418

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Customer Reviews
Average Rating on 96 Reviews
(05 stars in 96 rating(s))
3 star rating HMF Forte Probiotic capsules 2/6/2014 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 60 caps by Genestra3
Reviewed by Susan from Hope Hull, AL.
These are good - although I think the powder is much better and more effective. HMF is a great probiotic.

5 star rating Happy belly 2/2/2014 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 60 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Keish from California.
I recently went on a paleo version of a low FODMAP diet. To help assist my results I started taking this probiotic too. I was much better by the end of the month. Going to continue to take these probiotics daily to maintain the good bacteria.

5 star rating Probiotic 1/23/2014 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 60 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Mel from Toronto.
Is good strong stuff. Helpful.

4 star rating HMF Genestra 10/23/2013 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 60 caps by Genestra4
Reviewed by Cat from New York.
This is great stuff that I always go to, to 'reset' my digestive system. It's handled well (kept cold), as the HMF Genestra products are otherwise very difficult to find in the city, let alone find where they're being handled properly

5 star rating HMF Forte Probiotic 9/23/2013 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 60 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Robin6886 from New York.
Has helped tremendously with getting my gut moving.

1 star rating HMF 60 caps 9/7/2013 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 60 caps by Genestra1
Reviewed by Louise from Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
The product might be good for some, but I have feelings of nausea shortly after taking 1 capsule. I've tried it on an empty stomach and also with my meal, and the feeling is the same. This item was purchased at a reputable store, kept refrigerated there and at home. I now have one and half bottles of this expensive probiotic that will go to waste. Nutritionist Response:When a product is purchased from our site, we would have worked with the client to see if taking 1/2 capsule was okay, if not, we would have reported the reaction to Genestra/Seroyal and requested a refund based on what was reported.These probiotics are typically well tolerated by 99% of the people I recommend them to, but occasionally they may not sit well with everyone due to a person's body chemistry. Also, the tolerable dose may vary from person to person. They should be taken with a meal or after food to help the absorption of these probiotics. If you need any further guidance, you may purchase a consult with me here:Nutritional Consultations at

5 star rating The best probiotic 7/28/2013 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 60 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Olivebee from Ohio.
I travel to India every few years and I never go without these probiotics. Great for everyday use, but indispensable for travel! They stayed potent in my bag without a cold pack.

5 star rating Good for the whole family 4/23/2013 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 60 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Lisa from Brooklyn, NY.
We are very happy with this product!

5 star rating HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules aids digestion 4/13/2013 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 60 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by dwolfl from Maine.
This is a great supplement to aid in digestion and support immune health. I started by taking one capsule a day and saw immediate benefits, with no side effects. Good product.

5 star rating Healthy Belly 4/7/2013 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 60 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Savagedancer from Pacific Northwest.
I am a fan of probiotics. Particularly the HMF Forte capsules. As long as I take these as part of my daily regimen, my belly is happy and healthy.

5 star rating Great Probiotic 3/15/2013 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 60 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Anna Sanders from Montana.
I love this probiotic. I tend to get intestinal imbalance and when I take these regularly it really keeps me in better balance. I get up and take 2 every morning about a 1/2 hr before breakfast.

5 star rating Probiotics are Key to Best Absorption 3/5/2013 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 60 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Skye from Utah.
I'm grateful to know about these HMF Probiotic capsules. They ensure that my system has healthy microorganisms for digestion, and also that the other supplements and nutrients I take are being absorbed as best as possible. And this form doesn't have to always be refrigerated, so it's good for traveling. Skye

5 star rating HMF Forte Probiotics 2/18/2013 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 60 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Cami from Uta.
Very easy to order. Supplements work well.

5 star rating HMF Forte Probiotic 1/26/2013 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 60 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Dee Dee from California.
So far so good. I heard of this product by way of a of a another's Nutritionist. This product was very helpful.

5 star rating Product review 1/8/2013 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 60 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Miriam Phelan from Madison Wi .
I am pleased with the results that Genestra hmf forte has provided to my dog. She has been on this product for 30 days now and seems to feel better.

5 star rating Excellent probiotic 10/4/2012 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 60 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by RD from Austin.
This is the best probiotic I know of but it's not easy to find. I love the ease of ordering online with Rockwell. This product is essential for me. Probiotics help me keep my immune system up so I can feel good - and this is where I order them!

5 star rating review HMF forte 8/9/2012 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 60 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Jennifer from Chicago.
These arrived very fast. They work great.

4 star rating HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules. 7/13/2012 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 60 caps by Genestra4
Reviewed by Susan from Redding, CA.
The HMF Forte probiotic capsules are good. I have been taking them for one month. I have not experienced abdominal upset that I had with some other formulas. I will let you know what the long term results are.

5 star rating HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 5/22/2012 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 60 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by HSF from Arizona.
I just had my yearly appointment with my internist. I mentioned that I had not had my yearly bout. She told me it was probably because I was taking the probiotics. If that is the reason, I am truly thankful

5 star rating HMFForte 3/22/2012 HMF Forte Probiotic Capsules 60 caps by Genestra5
Reviewed by Betsy from Vermont.
My doctor first recommended this to me. I has tried other acidophilus brands before with no success but she promised me this one was special. It is! I've been taking it twice a day for almost a year now with great results.

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