Info: 30 Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG Capsules
This particular type of probiotic bacterium is extremely well studied. In addition to being appropriate for everyday use to support gastrointestinal health for the whole population, and possibly being able to help protect the urogenital tract, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG helps manage acute infectious diarrhea. And for those taking antibiotics, it not only helps manage the diarrhea associated with antibiotics, and helps reduce the risk of it even occurring. This is a shelf-stable form of probiotics, meaning it can be kept at room temperature without needing refrigeration.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (ATCC 53103) is a specific strain of bacterium that was isolated from a healthy person's intestinal tract and identified and patented in the 1980s, by Sherwood Gorbach and Barry Goldin: 'GG'. Since then, it's become the most clinically studied probiotic bacterium ever, with over 800 scientific studies, to date. Probiotics are live microorganisms which people (or pets) can ingest to help form or become part of a natural healthy gut flora -- the constellation of beneficial bacteria which help keep the digestive system functioning properly, which can be put out of whack when the 'good' bacteria get badly outnumbered by 'bad' ones such as Candida, or when they get killed off by drugs like antibiotics, for example.
Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80011341.
Each capsule contains:
10 billion CFUs (Colony Forming Units) of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG ATCC 53103
Non-medicinal ingredients: inulin, gelatin (capsule), magnesium stearate, silica, titanium dioxide, maltodextrin, sucrose and sodium ascorbate.
Adults, adolescents and children 6 years old and up:
For management of acute infectious diarrhea: Take 1 capsule daily.
For management of antibiotic associated diarrhea and/or for risk reduction of antibiotic associated diarrhea: Take 1 capsule daily.
For support of gastrointestinal health: Take 1 capsule daily.
If you have difficulty swallowing capsules, the capsule may be opened up and have its contents mixed into cool food or drink. Do not add it to warm or hot foods or beverages, though.
These can be taken at any time of the day, but if you are on antibiotics, take the Culturelle at least 2 or 3 hours before or after the antibiotics.
Keep product in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, at room temperature or below. It does not require refrigeration, however (unless the surrounding temperature is above 80F or so; heat can make it lose CFUs).
Do not use if you have a compromised immune system (e.g. AIDS, lymphoma, patients undergoing long term corticosteroid treatment), or if you have a milk allergy.
Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have nausea, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea or severe abdominal pain. Discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms of digestive upset (e.g. diarrhea) occur, worsen or persist beyond 3 days.