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HLC Neonate Powder (no FOS Infant Probiotic) by Pharmax

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 which contribute to a healthy intestinal microflora in infants and children (0-4 years).

  • This recommended is for breast-fed infants and children, though can be used for bottle fed infants, but for bottle fed infants we recommend HLC Baby F 2.3 oz by Pharmax
  • 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 totally safe to use from birth
  • Contains Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium animalis (non-dairy cultures)
  • No carriers except lactose (from milk - but is casein free)
  • Highly concentrated dosing, 3 billion CFU probiotic per scoop
  • 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
HLC Neonate 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 HLC Neonate, please consult with our nutritionist (see Contact Us) or your health practitioner.



HLC Neonate 6 g

Infant Probiotic Supplement

Supplement Facts
Serving Size 100 mg
Serving per Container 60

Amount per serving
HLC Consortium (3 billion viable cells) of : Lactobacillus acidophilus (CUL-60); L. acidophilus (CUL-21); L. paracasei (CUL-08); Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (CUL-62).

Other ingredients: Lactose monohydrate (milk)

In a base of lactose similar to breast milk for maximum assimilation. The lactose base is derived from cow's milk. The lactose base has had the casein and whey proteins removed (as per Seroyal/Pharmax), but for babies who have an extreme dairy allergy, we don't recommend it. However, babies who are just slightly sensitive to dairy usually do fine with this infant probiotic.

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 HLC Neonate 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 1 month.

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 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:

  1. 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.
  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 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.

UPC 8.83E+11
Manufacturer: Pharmax LLC
SKU: PB10-6

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Customer Reviews
Average Rating on 32 Reviews
(05 stars in 32 rating(s))
5 star rating Just what we needed for our little one 9/6/2015 HLC Neonate Powder (infant probiotic) by Pharmax5
Reviewed by AR1985 from Virginia.
Very happy with this product. Using with our 1-year old daughter to support her gut health and immune system. I really feel like this product, along with fermented cod liver oil, have made a huge difference to her overall health.

5 star rating HLC Neonate 4/10/2015 HLC Neonate Powder (infant probiotic) by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Bea from Lafayette LA.
After administering Genestra's Neonate we continued to give my grandson HLC Neonate. It's been a good digestive support. Thanks For this product

5 star rating Awesome product! 8/1/2014 HLC Neonate Powder (infant probiotic) by Pharmax5
Reviewed by April from spokane, washington. usa.
This product was recommended by my son's dr. She's an amazing dr and defaults to a more holistic approach. She suggested this product. It is very difficult to find in my area so when i found it on Rockwell's site for a fair price i was ecstatic. It came right on time and was packed appropriately for the weather (I ordered the heat packing fyi). Will purchase from these guys again for sure.

4 star rating Love the probiotic 7/22/2014 HLC Neonate Powder (infant probiotic) by Pharmax4
Reviewed by Happymom from Austin, TX.
The probiotic was very helpful for my new born:)

5 star rating great probiotic for infants! 5/23/2014 HLC Neonate Powder (infant probiotic) by Pharmax5
Reviewed by carolyn from washington.
i started this when my daughter was 3 weeks old. She was born 5 weeks early. I started using this to support her digestion and i can tell a difference on the days when we use it and the days we don't. I found the best way to give it to her, as she is exclusively breast fed, is to put the serving into a spoon and hand express enough milk to make it liquid. Then you can spoon feed her the small amount with no problem!

3 star rating Probots 4/30/2013 HLC Neonate Powder (infant probiotic) by Pharmax3
Reviewed by Mommamel from Virginia .
They haven't exactly helped him at all but I feel good about giving them. Shipping was fast (even the cheap shipping). The item was shipped with a nice cold pack that to keep cool. I like this product but a liquid probiotic would be much easier to administer to a baby. The teeny tiny spoon is good however it is difficult to maneuver it out of the bottle with the correct measurement. The only other thing that I would say is that the bottle was only half full.

5 star rating probiotics 4/8/2013 HLC Neonate Powder (infant probiotic) by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Amanda from WI.
Great product. My daughters has done well with it.

5 star rating Infant probiotics 11/7/2012 HLC Neonate Powder (infant probiotic) by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Sfayne from Oakland,ca.
These probiotics worked great for our baby. He doesn't mind taking them at all. Since these probiotics have to be refrigerated, rockwell ships them with a freezer pack for no additional charge. Working great so far!

5 star rating So far, so, good 8/21/2012 HLC Neonate Powder (infant probiotic) by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Rhonda S from Sandy Hook,MS.
I bought this product for my new grandbaby. She was born 6 weeks premature. My daughter has been giving it to her everyday. The baby likes it and sucks it right up. She is now 2 months old and is doing great. We will continue to give this to her daily.

5 star rating Easily Digestable 7/3/2011 HLC Neonate Powder (infant probiotic) by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Margaret from Orland Park/Illinois.
Could not nurse and wanted a product that was easily digestable. No issues and have been giving it to her for more than 2 months. The spoon could be a little longer, though!

5 star rating HCL Neonate 4/17/2011 HLC Neonate Powder (infant probiotic) by Pharmax5
Reviewed by rita from san francisco, ca.
This product is like a GI Tract charmer. It did the trick for our 3 month old son by assisting in the maturation of his GI system and preparing him to sleep through the night. He's 4.5 months now and sleeps 10 straight throughthe night! Yipee!

5 star rating Great probiotic! 2/26/2011 HLC Neonate Powder (infant probiotic) by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Christie from Philadelphia, PA.
I have been giving this to my toddler since she was a newborn. I was unable to breastfeed except for a few weeks. I have this to her in her formula often. When she gets shots, I start her on it 7 days before and continue for 10 days after to keep her immune system functioning well.

4 star rating Love it 1/11/2011 HLC Neonate Powder (infant probiotic) by Pharmax4
Reviewed by Christina from Baltimore, MD.
I have been using this for 6 months and it works wonderfully

5 star rating Very good Probiotic 12/6/2010 HLC Neonate Powder (infant probiotic) by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Julie from Miami, FL.
I have been using this since the birth of my baby. It has worked well.

3 star rating Too pricey for us 9/23/2010 HLC Neonate Powder (infant probiotic) by Pharmax3
Reviewed by Kimberly from Riverton, WY.
Like most reviews stated, the bottle's design makes it difficult to get the powder out. I wouldn't want to keep using it for a long period of time because of that. It would be so much nicer to be able to put a measuring spoon IN the bottle rather than trying to fill a measuring spoon with the teeny tiny spoon that the bottle comes with. I also found the price is very expensive compared to the amount you get. I cannot say how it worked as we gave it to my 6 month old son as part of his homemade formula. He wasn't having any problems we just didn't want to give him commercial formula. It may be a good product but if one can't afford it, what good is it? We have had to find an alternative for this reason.

4 star rating Infant probiotics 9/22/2010 HLC Neonate Powder (infant probiotic) by Pharmax4
Reviewed by Gine from Torrance.
My baby Did well & included measuring spoon was extremely helpful

5 star rating Neonate 7/10/2010 HLC Neonate Powder (infant probiotic) by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Colic No More! from Lake Stevens, WA.
I saw a naturopathic midwife who recommended neonate. We had already switched her to hypoallergenic formula (which was VERY helpful as we could not pinpoint what I was eating and what she wasn't tolerating in my breast milk) but the neonate helped the digestion and gave her relief. Two thumbs up for neonate... it is so reasonably priced for what it is that it is worth a try. It takes about 2 weeks to see results, but it is worth it!

5 star rating Good Stuff! 5/26/2010 HLC Neonate Powder (infant probiotic) by Pharmax5
Reviewed by jen from asheville, nc.
I have had a positive experience with this product so far. I have been giving it to my breast fed baby daily on my finger (she is 6 months), and she easily takes it daily. I like the serving spoon that has been provided. It seems to be serve her digestion well!

5 star rating Excellent Porbiotic 5/20/2010 HLC Neonate Powder (infant probiotic) by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Michelle from Orange County, CA.
I was recommended this product by a family friend who is a nutritionist for my son. It has been wonderful.

5 star rating Excellent probiotic 5/5/2010 HLC Neonate Powder (infant probiotic) by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Dennise from San Francisco, CA.
Our 5-month-old son's sleep specialist suggested this product. I believe it helped. We still give it to him daily. As others have noted, it's hard to administer the appropriate dose. I breastfeed and give him formula because of my low milk supply, and it's easy to add to pumped milk, but hard to measure because of the size/shape of the container.

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