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HLC Intensive -Gluten Free
The HLC products are powerful probiotics for relief of intestinal health problems. These Human Lactic Commensals (HLC) are human-derived strains including Lactobacillus acidophilus and L. bifidus, and the only product line of their kind in North America. All other probiotics are made from animal or dairy strains and may not adhere as well to the human gastrointestinal tract.
HLC Intensive is the highest potency HLC product in a capsule and contains no Fructo-oligosacharides (FOS). Each capsule contains a minimum of 24 billion CFU of L. acidophilus, B. bifidum, B. lactis. Each of the three different strains attach in different areas of the epithelial tissue in the intestinal tract (small and large intestines). This probiotic is a microbial replacement program for the gastrointestinal tract intended for 7 to 14 days depending on the severity of the problem.
All HLC probiotics contain a substantial increase in potency (double) and no price increase.
HLC organisms successfully used in clinical trial
Virtually 100% survival through stomach
Ability to attach to human epithelial cells
Long shelf stability and full label claim within 3 months at room temperature
Independent verification of specification with every batch
Suitable for vegans
Please note: Exchanges, refunds or returns on this item are not allowed. Intensive-level Probiotic Formula
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose.
Recommended Intake: Adults and Children (4 years and older): One capsule taken daily with a meal or as professionally directed.
Vacuum-sealed for your protection and for product freshness. Do not use if outer seal is missing or broken. Store under refrigeration (below 46° F).
Storage: May contain up to 36 billion viable cells if kept refrigerated. Once removed from refrigerator, product will maintain label potency for 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.
The capsules are made from 100% pure vegetable sources, free of preservatives and additives.
These are the most potent probiotic capsules you'll find anywhere. They are my favorite since when I need to take probiotics, I want the strongest stuff available. No messing around. I used these HLC Intensive caps along with Broad Spectrum Complex by Pharmax to get rid of parasites I got while in Peru. On several occasions, I have offered my house guests HLC Intensive when they have serious indigestion, and within 30-60 mintues they have no more symptoms.
HLC Intensive will crowd out yeast and other undesirable organisms which result from use of antibiotics, weakened immune system, poor diet, oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy, or chemotherapy. Also helpful for chronic parasitic and fungal infections such as Candida overgrowth.
Intensive Phase Take 2-4 capsules daily with meals for 7-14 days.
During and Post-antibiotic therapy
Acute intestinal upset
Digestive disturbances (bloating, gas)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Bowel problems (constipation, diarrhea, IBS)
Intermediate Phase Take 1-2 capsule daily after all meals.
Probiotics should be part of everyone's daily supplement regime. Your immune system and overall well-being revolves around the health of your intestines. HLC Probiotics are made from human strains and not dairy or animal, thus adhere and work exceptionally well in humans. These are the best quality probiotics we have ever worked with at Rockwell Nutrition.
Clinical trial: a multistrain probiotic preparation significantly reduces symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in a double-blind placebo-controlled study E. A. WILLIAMS, J . STIMPSON, D. WANG, S. PLUMMER, I. GARAIOVA, M. E. BARKER & B. M. CORFE
SUMMARY Background The efficacy of probiotics in alleviating the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) appears to be both strain- and dose-related.
Aim To investigate the effect of LAB4, a multistrain probiotic preparation on symptoms of IBS. This probiotic preparation has not previously been assessed in IBS.
Methods Fifty-two participants with IBS, as defined by the Rome II criteria, participated in this double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. Participants were randomized to receive either a probiotic preparation comprising two strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus CUL60 (NCIMB 30157) and CUL21 (NCIMB 30156), Bifidobacterium lactis CUL34 (NCIMB 30172) and Bifidobacterium bifidum CUL20 (NCIMB 30153) at a total of 2.5 œ 1010 cfu ⁄ capsule or a placebo for 8 weeks. Participants reported their IBS symptoms using a questionnaire fortnightly during the intervention and at 2 weeks post-intervention. Results A significantly greater improvement in the Symptom Severity Score of IBS and in scores for quality of life, days with pain and satisfaction with bowel habit was observed over the 8-week intervention period in the volunteers receiving the probiotic preparation than in the placebo group.
Conclusion LAB4 multistrain probiotic supplement may benefit subjects with IBS.
The Sheffield Trial (2008) web site is intended to provide information about the nature of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), it's possible causes, and the latest research into new ways in which the symptoms associated with this condition can be reduced. In particular it details a recent trial of the effects of probiotics on the symptom of IBS.
The overall conclusions of this trial were that the supplementation of high numbers of probiotic bacteria to people diagnosed with IBS:
Proved effective in significantly reducing total symptom levels of IBS
Proved effective in improving quality of life in people with IBS.
That continuous supplementation was necessary to sustain the effect.
Summer Shipping/Delivery Schedule JUN - SEPT. (Saturday delivery is not available) (Orders received after 1pm EST will be processed the next day)
Monday by 1pm EST
Ground shipping delivery on Thursday 2nd day shipping delivery on Wednesday Overnight delivery on Tuesday
Tuesday by 1pm EST
Ground shipping delivery on Friday 2nd day shipping delivery on Thursday Overnight delivery on Wednesday
Wednesday by 1pm EST only 2nd day & overnight orders will be processed. Orders received after 1pm or which have ground shipping, will be held until the following Monday.
2nd day delivery on Friday Overnight delivery on Thursday
Thursday by 1pm EST - only Overnight orders will be processed. Orders received after 1pm or which have ground shipping or 2nd day, will be held until the following Monday.
Overnight delivery Friday
Friday ALL HEAT SENSITIVE ORDERS RECEIVED ON FRIDAY WILL BE HELD FOR SHIPPING UNTIL THE FOLLOWING MONDAY.
Are HLC products shipped with an ice pack? Not usually. This is because after extensive product testing and new freeze drying technology performed by Phamax, it was concluded that the ice pack did not make a difference during shipping since the product potency was still well over 100% label claims when shipped with ice or no ice. The manufacturer states that it is no longer necessary to ship the HLC products with an ice pack for these reasons:
Pharmax has added in 50% more probiotic than what the label guarantees per bottle. For example, HLC Caps are guaranteed to have 6 billion L. acidophilus per serving, but there are 12 billion present at time of manufacturing and it is kept frozen until shipping.
October 2004: The manufacturer has increased product stability again, allowing the probiotics to last up to 3 months at room temperature holding their GUARANTEED minimum potency on label!
You will receive your HLC probiotic directly from the manufacturer in about 3-5 days. This product is very fresh and has not been sitting around on our shelves. And, you are guaranteed it will contain 50% more than what the label states.
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 3 months at room temperature un-refrigerated. 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.
Good probiotic, I like that it doesn't have FOS. No negative side effects.
5/26/2015 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Susan P. from Batavia, IL .
HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax is a great investment in your health! There is no better probiotic on the market! I needed to rebalance my digestive tract after being on antibiotics for an extended period of time. I was having trouble with bloating and gas. This product is unrivaled and worth every penny I spent on it!
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3/30/2015 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Bridge from Thomaston.
I have tried many probiotics over the years and never got any results from them, this is by far the best product I have ever tried and wont use anything els.
I Liked Another Probiotic by DFH a little better
2/4/2015 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax3
Reviewed by Tatia Johnson from Maryland.
I liked the Probiotics Synergy by DFH a little better, but this one did help acne, vaginitis- didn't have the positive GI effect I was looking for. Along with the other 3 supplements recommended in the blog (OmegAvail and Phytogreens & Zinc) it's recommended for clearing acne.
1/15/2015 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Kat from Shelton, CT.
I've been using this product for a few years now and I still think its the best product out there!
1/10/2015 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax5
Reviewed by psychsusan from nj.
The probiotics worked well and did just what I expected. They were easy to use with no residual problems.
As good as they come
8/22/2014 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax5
Reviewed by DAL from Bozeman, MT.
My N.D. recently told me that there are only two product families she recommends with 100% enthusiasm, and one of those is the HLC line of probiotics. They are reported to be the peak in viability, strength, and effectiveness.
I'll probably be taking these the rest of my days, following years with an undiagnosed gut parasite and persistent yeast, along with Saccharomyces boulardii yeast (Florastor), which crowds out the 'bad' yeasts.
7/10/2014 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax5
Reviewed by KS from Maine.
I am someone with serious gut issues. I have celiacs, dysbiosis, and multiple food sensitivities. I was in need of repair and rebuilding of my gut flora! This product is very good and doesn't contain yeast (one of my sensitivities). Because it's only taken once a day, it's easy to fit into my busy schedule. I highly recommend.
7/10/2014 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax5
Reviewed by marlou10 from TX.
I have used many probiotics over the past few years and this is the best I've tried. I have suffered with digestive issues so I try to keep some on hand. To put it simply, these keep my stomach calm. I do recommend them.
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4/29/2014 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax5
Reviewed by sheena from Philadelphia, PA.
excellent probiotics, i have no more constipation, good thing about this is that it has no FOS, FOS does not work on me, i get more constipated with FOS, I would recommend for anyone to relieve constipation and populate the good bacteria in stomach.
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3/22/2014 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax5
Reviewed by AnitaM from Akron, OH.
I have been using HLC Intensive Capsules for 3 years now. I absolutely love it. I have candida so it is important for me to use a probiotic daily and HLC Intensive is my product of choice. I highly recommend anyone who has candida to consider using this high quality product.
1/17/2014 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax5
Reviewed by KSC4 from Covington.
This is a fantastic product. We're very pleased and have combined it's use now with the high potency product. Very effective and cost efficient.
hlc intensive is a must have
12/1/2013 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax4
Reviewed by t from los angeles.
after seeing the doctor about digestive issues, she suggested this probiotic, as it was tested to culture in the gut. i feel the difference when i take it regularly.
10/23/2013 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax5
Reviewed by RDL from Washington, DC.
I have battled disgestive issues for decades and have tried many different supplements that never seemed to do much good. This probiotic was the first one that made a noticeable improvement, and it started within about a week of taking it. I also started using a digestive enzyme at the same time, so I can't say for certain what impact the probiotic alone would have, but the combo has made a marked improvement in my ability to digest food and stay regular without diarrhea.
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10/21/2013 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Sue F from Arizona.
these were great, i took them as part of the BV/Yeast Rockwell protocol - it worked, fantastic! thanks
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9/30/2013 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Laura from TX.
These seem to be working for me...with other probiotics I was experiencing some gas/bloating, but not with these
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9/19/2013 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax4
Reviewed by Jennifer from Reading, PA.
I have been using these with my 5 year old daughter for about 9 months. They have all but eliminated her daily stomach aches. We open the capsules and give her 1 each morning in a spoonful of applesauce.
These have turned me around
8/8/2013 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax5
Reviewed by CCRider from Paducah, KY.
I have tried many other probiotics and they did nothing at all. Have no idea what went wrong. I had diarrhea for about a year, kept thinking it would clear up. Then I started to research and I had a systemic yeast problem. I changed my diet completely and started taking these and in a matter of 2 days my mind was clearing, and in a matter of 5 days I was have normal, regular bowel movements again. Other symptoms have subsided as well. These really work!!
...couldn't live without this product
7/22/2013 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax5
Reviewed by GMC from Vermont.
HLC was recommended to me by my naturopathic doctor about 4 years ago as I was transitioning to a plant-based diet. It helped tremendously with digestion and gut issues I was having at the time. For me, it was life-changing! I'd never be without it now. I've given it to my adult children for reflux problems and they've reported amazing success with the HLC Intensive. Thank you Pharmax!