Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme isolated from the non-pathogenic bacteria Serratia species found in the digestive tract of the Japanese silkworm. The enzyme is used by the worms to digest their cocoons. Serrapeptase has been used as a nutritional supplement in Europe and Asia for nearly three decades. The serrapeptase is formulated with Serrateric™, a superior alternative to enteric coating that protects the enzyme until it reaches the intestine for optimal absorption.
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Think you might want to swallow live bugs? No, it’s not a reality show stunt, it’s actually something you might want to do if you have digestive problems, such as lactose intolerance or diarrhea after using antibiotics. These “good bugs” are probiotic bacteria—also known as beneficial bacteria—that live in your gut and contribute to your everyday health and well-being.
SUPPLEMENT: Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS)
Active-culture yogurt provides probiotic bacteria, as does kefir (drinkable yogurt), cottage cheese, and some milks; there are even snack bars on the market with probiotic bacteria. Probiotic dietary supplements are available as powder, capsules, tablets, chewables, gummies, and liquid.
Probiotic gummies are a great option for kids. You can use these tasty treats to add probiotics into your child’s daily routine, or to help her take probiotics after a bout of diarrhea due to antibiotics or infection. Look for a product without artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, and no more than 4 grams of sugar per serving.STRAIN: Bifidobacterium lactis
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Suggested Adult Use: Take 1 to 3 capsules daily away from food.