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HLC Intensive by Pharmax
Intensive-level Probiotic Formula HLC Intensive
Intestinal health support* • Promotes a healthy gut microflora* • Support optimal gastrointestinal health* • Provides 25 billion CFU per day of two strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis
HLC Intensive Capsules 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.
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 HLC Intensive Powder, please consult with our nutritionist (see Contact Us) or your health practitioner.
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose.
Recommended intake: Adults and Children (6 years and older): One capsule taken daily with a meal, at least 2-3 hours before or after taking antibiotics, or as professionally directed.
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.
Risk information: If you have an immune-compromised condition, do not use, consult a health care practitioner. If symptoms of digestive upset occur, worsen or persist beyond three days, discontinue use and consult your healthcare practitioner.
May contain up to 36 billion viable cells at the time of manufacturer. Store under refrigeration (below 46° F). Keep out of reach of children. Shelf stability and full label claim within 1 month at room temperature Vacuum-sealed for your protection and for product freshness. Do not use if outer seal is missing or broken.
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.
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.
My doctor wanted me to take probiotics after I had to take some antibiotics. He suggested some that had multiple types of cultures and high number for live cells, but although they said "dairy free" they were produced by a dairy company and I didn't feel comfortable with that. I found these from Pharmax, and my doctor approved of them, too.
I feel these probiotics have helped me
11/13/2015 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Wendy from Connecticut.
I am trying to balance the healthy bacteria in my stomach. I have felt that taking two of these a day, one in the AM and one in the PM, at the suggestion of my Naturopathic Dr., has significantly helped. It has been a rocky road but I did a lot of research on probiotic capsules and felt these were the best out there for my situation.
9/3/2015 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Karen from Scottsdale.
I have been taking HLC INTENSIVE CAPSULES daily for several years now! I have tried many others and like these better.
8/31/2015 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax3
Reviewed by sandy from long island.
Don't really know if it works haven't noticed any changes
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7/22/2015 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Faith from Washington.
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. 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.
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, along with Saccharomyces boulardii yeast (Florastor).
7/10/2014 HLC Intensive Capsules by Pharmax5
Reviewed by KS from Maine.
I was in need of 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. 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. It is important for me to use a probiotic daily and HLC Intensive is my product of choice. I highly recommend anyone considering 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 digestive 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.
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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 a 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