I started on Bio-K+® after my second 6-month bout with C.difficile, in 2006. I rely on it to keep me healthy and take one bottle every day. After 30+ years with IBS, I am completely astounded with what this product has accomplished.
About Bio-K+ Probiotics
- What is Bio-K+®?
- What is a lactic culture with an L. acidophilus CL1285®, L. casei LBC80R® and L. rhamnosus CLR2® base?
- Why does Bio-K+® contain only three different strains of bacteria?
- What makes Bio-K+® effective?
- Why use milk, soy or rice based substrate?
- What are Bio-K+® capsules?
- What happens if the beneficial bacteria in our intestines is insufficient in number?
Bio-K+ in action
- Can I take Bio-K+® daily?
- What do Bio-K+® products taste like?
- What is the recommended amount to take?
- Can I give Bio-K+® products to my children?
- Can I take probiotics during pregnancy?
- Can I take Bio-K+® if I have lactose intolerance?
- Can I take Bio-K+® if I have an allergy to milk casein?
- Can I take Bio-K+® products if I am on a gluten-free diet?
Bio-K+® is a unique probiotic - the only product with the patented formula of L. acidophilus CL1285®, L. casei LBC80R® and L. rhamnosus CLR2®. This exclusive formula contains beneficial bacteria that can be consumed and remain active in great numbers in the intestine to promote and maintain a healthy, balanced digestive system. Probiotics must survive the effects of stomach acids and bile salts in great numbers to be effective. The quantity of friendly bacteria per dose is crucial for positive results. The optimal dosing of the live bacteria in the formula ensures that the maximum benefit will be conferred, and once taken, Bio-K+® is fast-acting. Bio-K+® is suitable for all ages: children (12 months and up), adult, and seniors.
Lactobacilli such as L. acidophilus CL1285®, L. casei LBC80R® and L. rhamnosus CLR2® are among the bacteria normally found in the intestinal flora of humans. They are present in vast numbers, accounting for more than 100 trillion bacteria from more than 1,000 different species. They ensure protection against infection and play a part in making sure that the digestive system works properly. They also help to maintain balance within the intestinal flora, necessary to good health
Scientific articles show that if there are too many different bacteria in the digestive system, they can compete against one other, limiting the concentration of the most effective strains1. There is a natural synergy that occurs with L. acidophilus CL1285® and L. casei LBC80R® which is particularly effective against pathogenic micro-organisms. The result is a dual efficiency, with each Lactobacillus strain complementing the other.
1-Denou et al. Gut microbial interactions. A mesocosm of L. johnsoniss, B. longum and E. coli in the mouse gut. DNA and Cell Biology. 2009. 28(8):413-422
Bio-K+® provides effective results because of the immense number of live bacteria that when consumed still remain active through the digestive tract into your intestine.
Using these substrates to transport the bacteria in their natural state, without altering them, permits them to work immediately upon consumption. These are protective and nourishing environments which ensures optimal bacterial activity. The dairy medium also provides the body with the essential metabolites through its fermentation.
All capsules Bio-K+® are made from our unique and patented formula of L. acidophilus CL1285®, L. casei LBC80R® and L. rhamnosus CLR2® to deliver their beneficial effects in the intestine and provide the desired results. Bio-K+® capsules are available in two convenient formats: 30 billion bacteria capsules and 50 billion bacteria capsules. Bio-K+® capsules are easy to swallow, enteric-coated, and travel-friendly.
An imbalance in the intestinal flora will occur that impedes proper digestion; deters the absorption of nutrients, and can lead to digestive problems. An imbalance in the flora can also foster the proliferation of pathogenic bacteria, increase the risk of infections, and may lead to inflammatory bowel diseases.
All Bio-K+® products can be taken daily for prolonged periods. For convenience many prefer to take it in the morning, however Bio-K+® is equally effective taken at any time of day. For those taking antibiotics, it is suggested by physicians and healthcare professionals that Bio-K+® be taken two hours afterwards.
Bio-K+® bottled products have a fresh, natural taste and there is a range of flavors to choose from. Bio-K+ CL1285® Original formula has no added sugar or flavoring, simply pure freshness. Bio-K+® Fruity has a zesty pineapple and vanilla flavor, while Bio-K+® Strawberry has a pleasant strawberry flavor and a silky smooth texture that kids like. Bio-K+® Dairy-free, from a soya-base, has a savory mango taste while rice-based, Bio-K+® comes in delicious blueberry and pomegranate. The unique and patented formula of L. acidophilus CL1285®, L. casei LBC80R® and L. rhamnosus CLR2® is present in all of Bio-K+® fresh products.
All Bio-K+® products can be taken daily for a prolonged period to regulate intestinal functions. It is suggested to take ½ - 1 bottle per day as part of a maintenance regime.
Yes. Bio-K+® is suitable for children aged 12 months and older. Children enjoy the extra-smooth texture of the strawberry-flavored Bio-K+ CL1285® formula. And they get all of the great daily benefits found in the Original formula, as well as all the other flavors.
Yes. Bio-K+® is suitable for women during pregnancy.
Yes. Those with lactose intolerance can enjoy the benefits of Bio-K+® in our dairy-free, mango flavor, manufactured from a soy base, as well as our new, rice-based, dairy-free, vanilla flavor. Both are equally effective at regulating intestinal functions.
Yes. Casein is a protein in milk that a small segment of the population is allergic to, and should not be confused with L. casei, the special bacterial strain found in Bio-K+®. L. casei is one of the three active beneficial bacteria found in Bio-K+®. Dairy-free, mango flavored Bio-K+® from a soy base and our rice-based, dairy-free, vanilla flavor are both suitable for those who do have an allergy to casein.
Definitely! All Bio-K+® probiotics are gluten-free.
Bio-K+® probiotics are available in health food stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals, and healthcare providers' offices across North America. You can also order Bio-K+® probiotics in convenient capsule form directly from us through our online store. There is also a store locator available on our website.
Each Bio-K+® product is identified with its own expiration date, determined by the date of manufacture. A minimum 50 billion L. acidophilus CL1285®, L. casei LBC80R® and L. rhamnosus CLR2® bacteria per 98g portion are guaranteed to be present through to that date. For our capsules, a minimum 30 billion or 50 billion bacteria per Regular capsule of Extra Strength capsule respectively are guaranteed at consumption date. Our fresh products are delivered to vendors immediately and regularly to keep fresh in your refrigerator for the maximum term.
Yes, several hospitals and medical clinics across North America use and recommend Bio-K+® products.
Bio-K Plus International Inc. and the Bio-K Plus Pharma division were created in 1994 as a result of the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation of two men, Dr. François-Marie Luquet and Mr. Claude Chevalier. Since its inception has been devoted to the health and quality of life of its clients. Bio-K+® was launched in 1996 and is available in health food stores, pharmacies, clinics and hospitals across North America.