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HLC Synbiotic Intensive Packets by Pharmax
High dose formula promotes healthy gut flora* • Promotes optimal gastrointestinal and digestive health* • Provides 150 billion CFU per serving from two strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis, and Lactobacillus salivarius • Contains 10 g of fructooligosaccharides (FOS) per serving
HLC Synbiotic Intensive is a combination of FOS and probiotics that supports a healthy intestinal microflora. Each of these different strains attach in different areas of the epithelial tissue in the intestinal tract (small and large intestines). The intestines contain more than 400 bacterial species, and bacterial balance is necessary for a healthy intestinal tract.
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 HLC Synbiotic Intensive Packets, please consult with our nutritionist (see Contact Us) or your health practitioner.
Amount per serving Calories 50 Sodium 5 mg Total Carbohydrate 18 g Dietary Fiber 10 g Sugars 8 g HLC Consortium 150 billion viable cells Lactobacillus acidophilus (CUL-60) Lactobacillus acidophilus (CUL-21) Bifidobacterium bifidum (CUL-20) Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (CUL-34) Lactobacillus salivarius (CUL-61) Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) 10 g Other ingredients: Apricot powder Recommended adult intake: In a glass, add water to one sachet (20 g) and mix (we recommend starting with 1/4 sachet the first day, and gradually increase to 1 full packet / day to reduce symptoms of gas and bloating that commonly occurs with FOS). Take once or twice daily with a meal, at least 2 - 3 hours before or after taking antibiotics, or as professionally directed.
Risk information: 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.
This product does not contain: wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, corn, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
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). Keep out of reach of children.
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 month 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. Sarowska, J, Choroszy-Krl, I, Regulska-Ilow, B, Frej-Madrzak, M, Jama-Kmiecik, A. Adv Clin Exp Med. 2013; 22(5): 759766. 2. Fedorak, RN, Vanner, SJ, Paterson, WG, Bridges, RJ. Can J Gastroenterol. 2012; 26(5): 252-256. 3. Williams, EA, Stimpson, J, Wang, D, Plummer, S, Garaiova, I, Barker, ME, Corfe, BM. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2008; 29: 97-103. 4. Fu, L, Wang, Y. (2013). Chapter 3. Sources and Production of Probiotics. In Otles, S. (Ed.), Probiotics and Prebiotics in Food, Nutrition and Health (pp. 50-64). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 5. Lyra A, Tiihonen K, Lehtinen MJ, Ouwehand AC. (2013). Chapter 8. Pro- and Prebiotics for Elderly. In Otles, S. (Ed.), Probiotics and Prebiotics in Food, Nutrition and Health (pp. 156-178). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 6. 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. 7. 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.
2/25/2015 HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Mitch from NM.
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5/20/2014 HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Matthew from Missouri.
I'd tried a handful of probiotics to try and replenish my gut flora, but to no avail. After only a few days on this probiotic, I began feeling like my old self and had more energy. Will definitely continue to use.
11/19/2013 HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax5
Reviewed by lalalexy from Burlington .
It arrived very quickly and packaged well
HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax
12/16/2012 HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Pretty lady from Michigan.
Each packet should be taken with food. I experienced a lot of gas when using this product. I tried to us it at the dinner time and then would have the whole night to cope. Also, it can clump up so you need to stir it good and keep it stirred.
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3/8/2012 HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax5
Reviewed by coleen handlon-shaull from Birmingham, MI.
It was very easy to comply with taking this product. I felt that it helped support my digestion and intestines. I will take it again in 6 months to keep my digestion in order.
HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax
7/6/2011 HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax2
Reviewed by Jon from Wisconsin.
Pharmax makes very high quality probiotics. I felt this one was overkill on the FOS (apricot powder). HLC intensive caps are highly recommended as an alternative to this product.
5/26/2011 HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax5
Reviewed by nancy dandy from milwaukee, wi.
I've tried the product several times and it is great.
great probiotic to get things started
4/18/2011 HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax5
Reviewed by John from Milford / Ct.
Julie recommended to take this to support my colon. It worked. and now I take HLC Mindlinx as a twice daily probiotic. Thanks again for sharing the wisdom.
3/27/2011 HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Candie from Colorado.
My son takes about 1/2 teaspoon each morning. He has missed only one day at school this year. Coincidence? I don't think so. ;)
6/10/2010 HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Dan from Salisbury, VT.
Great product, fansastic results, I highly recommend it!
6/9/2010 HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax5
Reviewed by D from TUSCALOOSA, AL.
I HAVE USED PROBIOTICS AS NEEDED FOR 18 YEARS. THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST. I DON'T USUALLY LIKE ANYTHING MIXED WITH WATER, BUT THIS I CAN DRINK. WORKS GREAT. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.
12/20/2009 HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Laura from Limerick. Pa.
Very good product, helps with most of my digestive needs
12/19/2009 HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Jillian Kerry from Ann Arbor Mi.
Within 2 days of taking synbiotic intensive my symptoms started to disappear and my energy level went up! I've taken the strongest probiotics on the market and never have felt this good.
12/15/2009 HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax5
Reviewed by nd from milwaukee, WI.
Great product. It has helped me so much. In fact, I am ordering more right now. Thanks!!
Recommended by my Accupuncturist/Nutritionist
12/4/2009 HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Lynn from Andover, MA.
Terrific product. Restored my stomach to better than normal.
4/8/2009 HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Addy from Livingston, Montana.
This product has done well with my digestive system, primarily my intestines. I was completely unable to process food until someone recommended this probiotic. Thank you!
I am very impressed
3/5/2009 HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax5
Reviewed by tiffany williams from st. louis, mo 63137.
I am very please with this product because of the high quality and high potency. This is the only product that has been effective.
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2/21/2009 HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax5
Reviewed by Maxine Bronk from Morris, IL.
I always have a container of this product in my freezer, and have used it many times whenever my digestive tract is under occasional stress. It is pleasant tasting and very effective.
11/19/2008 HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax5
Reviewed by EF from Hawaii.
This HLC product was the only product to work for me to sustain yeast balance and good flora. I can consume dairy, wheat and yeast products without any problems. I now just take this a few times a month just to maintain good intestinal flora and a balanced system. My infant takes the HLC for infants off and on and has been healthy. This IS by far the best and most effective probiotic Ive taken.
11/3/2008 HLC Synbiotic Intensive 7 packets by Pharmax3
Reviewed by Kris from New York, NY.
Very good probiotic. I found it to be effective, but just as a warning..FOS may not work well for everyone. In that case, I recommend the HCL Intensive caps.