The HLC products are powerful probiotics for intestinal health. These Human Lactic Commensals (HLC) are human-derived strains including Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum. Most other probiotics are made from animal or dairy strains and may not adhere as well to the human gastrointestinal tract.
HLC Child features:
Contains no Fructo-oligosacharides (FOS).
High dose intestinal health formula for children
Promotes a healthy gut microflora
Provides 4 billion CFU of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus salivarius, and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis per dose. Each of the strains attach in different areas of the epithelial tissue in the intestinal tract (small and large intestines).
Probiotics reinforce the epithelial barrier and mediate intestinal permeability via controlling the integrity of tight junctions.
Although the microflora composition in the gut is relatively steady, it can be altered by diet, stress, and toxins. Probiotics promote the presence of beneficial bacteria to support normal intestinal function.
HLC probiotics additional info:
HLC organisms successfully used in clinical trial
Virtually 100% survival through stomach
Ability to attach to human epithelial cells
Shelf stability and full label claim within 1 month at room temperature
Independent verification of specification with every batch
Suitable for vegans
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 HLC Child, please consult with our nutritionist (see Contact Us) or your health practitioner.
Supplement Facts Serving Size: 1 tablet Servings per Container: 30
Other Ingredients: Sorbitol, Xylitol, Natural Blackcurrant Flavor, Silica, Magnesium Stearate
Recommended Intake: Children 4 years or over: One tablet taken 1-2 times daily with a meal or as professionally directed. The tablet is for chewing. These are recommended for children 4 years or older for safety reasons because younger children could swallow the chew and it could be a choking hazard. Though they could be used with younger children with adult supervision and if the child displays good chewing abilities at an earlier age. Contra-Indications: None known if recommended intake is followed
Storage: Store in a refrigerator. May contain up to 6 billion viable cells if kept refrigerated. If removed from the refrigerator, the product will maintain label potency for up to 3 months at room temperature.
This product does not contain: wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, corn, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
CLINICALLY PROVEN STRAINS Human Lactic Commensals (HLC) 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 HLC products shipped with an ice pack? Not from October - May. Pharmax'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 HLC products with an ice pack for these reasons:
Pharmax has added in 40% more probiotic than what the label guarantees per bottle. For example, HLC 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 HLC 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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2/5/2014 HLC Child Probiotic 30 chew tabs by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Nicole from Dover, NH.
The HLC tablets came quickly and well insulated, thanks so much.
HLC child probiotics
12/23/2013 HLC Child Probiotic 30 chew tabs by Pharmax4
Reviewed by Mandy from Tacoma, WA.
I'm grateful to have found Rockwell Nutrition! This is a great probiotic I used to have to get thru our naturopath. Sometimes it's just easier to place an order online. Order came quick and chilled. Great price for the refrigeration packs too!
11/26/2012 HLC Child Probiotic 30 chew tabs by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Davis'Mom from Gig harbor.
My son is one of those 'picky eaters', it's hard to geta anything down him...but he actually prefers this chewable to a capsule.
11/17/2012 HLC Child Probiotic 30 chew tabs by Pharmax5
Reviewed by D's Mom from Washington .
My son takes these with out any push-back what so ever. These really help him keep balanced.
7/15/2012 HLC Child Probiotic 30 chew tabs by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Becca from Texas.
My boys (2 and 4) love their morning candy. They take it every day, and really helps support their immune system.
4-year-old loves these
4/30/2012 HLC Child Probiotic 30 chew tabs by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Kael from Seattle, WA.
I ordered these chewable probiotics for my 4-year-old to take while my husband and I take the HLC Intensive Caps. My son remembers every morning to go get his pill. He loves the taste and I love that he's getting a high-quality product that ensures his digestive health.
Great for kids!!!
1/12/2012 HLC Child Probiotic 30 chew tabs by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Anna Manzhulo from Tunkhannock,PA.
My 3,5 years old daughter love taste of it, and me too!
10/25/2011 HLC Child Probiotic 30 chew tabs by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Taylor from Houston, TX.
My 2 year old daughter loves these probiotics! She requests hers everyday without fail and thinks of it as a treat, and I'm happy knowing it is doing such great things for her.
10/20/2010 HLC Child Probiotic 30 chew tabs by Pharmax5
Reviewed by CSolti from Savannah, GA.
My daughter loves these. They definitely help to keep her GI tract balanced and immune system supported. I tasted one once too and they're quite tasty! Great product.
HLC chewable probiotics
9/22/2010 HLC Child Probiotic 30 chew tabs by Pharmax5
Reviewed by isabel from baltimore,MD.
great product! My daughter loves the taste.
5/20/2010 HLC Child Probiotic 30 chew tabs by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Stacey from Massachusetts.
Both my kids like the taste of these although my 1 year old has trouble chewing them. I think the powders work equally well with little ones.
HLC Child Chewable Probiotic by Pharmax (non-returnable)
4/21/2010 HLC Child Probiotic 30 chew tabs by Pharmax5
Reviewed by maribel arizpe from coronado, california.
These probiotics are amazing! My daughter loves them, taste good and they really work.
Daughter likes them
3/2/2010 HLC Child Probiotic 30 chew tabs by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Mom from California.
She says they taste great. That,s a good start. Too early to tell if they help health wise.