Members of the Bioflora® Product Family

All products listed below are recommended for the restoration and maintenance of the natural intestinal flora 

Infantiflora®

recommended for infants under 12 months of age

Active ingredient: Bifidobacterium infantis

Kiddie-Forte®

recommended for toddlers and children of up to 14 years of age 

Active ingredients: Lactobactillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium longum.

Acidoflora®

recommended SPECIFICALLY for the treatment of small intestine disorders and for the control of Candida albicans overgrowth

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Active ingredient: Lactobacillus acidophilus

Bifidoflora®

recommended SPECIFICALLY for the treatment of disorders of the colon (large intestine)

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Active ingredient: Bifidiobacterium bifidum and Bifidiobacterium longum

Intestiflora®

recommended for adults to replenish the intestinal flora (eg. after after antibiiotic treatment)

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Active ingredient: Bifidiobacterium bifidum and Bifidiobacterium longum

Ensure a healthy life-style with Bioflora's range of probiotic products

Bioflora’s probiotic products are unique in the following respects:

  • The bacterial strains used are of human origin.
  • The bacterial strains used have the so called FDA “GRASS” status, i.e. they are Generally Regarded as Safe.
  • They comprise a range of products offering support to the entire family.
  • As far as could be established, it is the only range of South African products that has regular Quality Control Tests accompanying each batch of products. These tests are carried out by an independent microbiological laboratory.
  • All products in this range are registered Trade Marks.

Introduction

Before birth, babies’ intestines are sterile. Babies (infants) acquire intestinal microflora from their mothers during natural labour. By the time the infant becomes a toddler, there are more than 400 species of bacteria inhabiting his/her digestive tract. Some of them can be harmful, but a few species have a mutually beneficial relationship with humans.

Two main groups of beneficial, probiotic bacteria are:
Lactobacillus living in the small intestine and
Bifidobacterium residing in the large intestine (colon).

These bacteria have a number of unique, health-promoting properties. When their numbers in the digestive tract are in the correct balance in relation to other bacteria, they control the intestinal flora and contribute not only to healthy digestion but also to overall well-being.

Why do we lose beneficial bacteria?

The extensive use of antibiotics, stress, incorrect diet, incorrect life style and environmental pollution lead to the loss of beneficial bacteria normally present in the intestines and upset the delicate balance between various groups of microbial flora within the human body. This in turn may result in various disturbances of the digestive system such as diarrhoea, constipation, flatulence, dyspepsia, abdominal distention, spastic colon and/or the overgrowth of some, potentially harmful organisms, such as Candida albicans.

In our never ending pursuit for perfect health, no sacrifice is too great. We are prepared to try any treatment or diet. This relentless pursuit to achieve perfect health can be made much simpler by the administration of a range of products produced by Bioflora.

THE BENEFITS OF INTESTINAL BACTERIAL FLORA CONTROLLED BY
Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium

  • By producing organic acids such as lactic, acetic or formic acid as well as hydrogen peroxide, probiotic bacteria prevent and/ or inhibit infection with a variety of pathogenic bacteria, yeasts and viruses. If an infection already exists, probiotic preparations (biotherapeutics) will inhibit the growth of various pathogens.
  • By producing an enzyme that splits lactose (milk sugar) which is present in milk, probiotics help with the digestion of this sugar, reducing the possibility of lactose intolerance.
  • By stimulating the functions of the immune system, probiotics help to fight numerous pathogenic micro-organisms with which they come into contact and diminish the probability of developing a disease.
  • This is particularly evident in the decrease of the number of colds and influenza among children regularly taking this supplement.
  • By enhancing the absorption of nutrients, particularly of minerals such as calcium, manganese or iron, probiotics stimulate the growth and development of children and prevent osteoporosis in grown-ups.
  • By suppressing some of the undesirable immune reactions, probiotics can help control some of the food allergies. They have also been reported to alleviate problems associated with asthma.

IN ADDITION, PROBIOTIC BACTERIA PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN:

  • normalising bowel functions by correcting constipation and diarrhoea ∙ controlling the overgrowth of Candida albicans
  • decreasing flatulence and abdominal bloating
  • detoxifying carcinogens and/or preventing their formation
  • preventing the formation of acne among teenagers
  • normalising various inflammatory reactions of the intestinal epithelium and repairing the epithelium. By maintaining healthy intestines, probiotics play a part in decreasing the chances of the development of serious disorders such as Crohn’s disease or even colon cancer.