Info: 30 Capsules
Worried about catching a cold again this winter, or want something on hand to try to recover quicker if you do get one? It may seem a bit counter-intuitive to take probiotics for colds, but think about it: not everyone contracts a cold, even when it's going around your workplace (or mode of transport), and the ones that do typically have a relatively weaker immune system -- and probiotics can help the immune system by enabling you to digest and absorb nutrients more effectively, including those needed by the immune system. Similarly, the immune system draws on nutrients to do its work in battling colds or other illnesses, so it makes sense to take probiotics to help make more nutrients available to it. That's why Health Canada has approved this product to help reduce the number and/or severity of symptoms associated with the common cold.
Each capsule contains:
1 billion CFUs*, consisting of:
- Lactobacillus paracasei 8700:2: 0.5 billion CFUs
- Lactobacillus plantarum HEAL9: 0.5 billion CFUs
Non-medicinal ingredients: Corn starch, magnesium stearate (vegetable source), and capsule (hypromellose, gellan gum).
* = Colony Forming Units of total blend at date of expiration.
Adults, adolescents, and children: Take one capsule daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Take at least 2 to 3 hours before or after any antibiotics you might be taking.
Do not use if you have an immune-compromised condition (e.g. AIDS, lymphoma, patients undergoing long-term corticosteroid treatment). Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhoea or severe abdominal pain. Discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms of digestive upset (e.g. diarrhoea) occur, worsen, or persist beyond 3 days. If symptoms of common cold worsen or persist for more than 7 days, consult a healthcare practitioner.
Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80057034.