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Inner Garden Flora, 2 sizes
Inner Garden Flora
Inner Garden Flora, 2 sizes
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Necessary For Everyone

 

Colonies of "friendly" bacteria must live in the colon for it to function properly. Without these beneficial bacteria, we are more susceptible to harmful yeasts, intestinal toxemia, dangerous bacteria, viruses, and a wide spectrum of other problems. Why? Because without the good bacteria to eat up the toxic waste from food that has not been completely digested and eliminated, the toxins and undigested food particles can enter the blood stream and cause the immune system to work overtime. These substances are treated as foreign invaders that must be either converted into something usable or removed from the body. Over time this can weaken the immune system so that it is unable to handle serious inflections and diseases.

The toxins produced from this waste material can spread throughout your body, literally poisoning you. Your "starved" and poisoned organs and systems can become stressed and eventually weaken to the point where they fail to function properly. This is why so many researchers now believe that "death begins in the colon."

Unfortunately, the friendly bacteria that should populate our colons and prevent this sort of scenario are constantly under attack by an increasingly diverse array of enemies. These include the all-too-common enemies of chlorinated water, the antibiotics we take for illness and those we ingest in the meat and pasteurized dairy products we consume, alcoholic beverages, some chemicals, as well as radiation and chemotherapy.

These "friendly" intestinal bacteria used to be passed naturally from mother to infant. Unfortunately, over the past half-century, in our haste to kill all bacteria, we have also killed the good with the bad. That's why it is so important to regularly reintroduce good bacteria into our intestinal tracts to ensure we keep them healthy. Additional supplementation may also be necessary immediately following use of antibiotics or other treatments aimed at killing bacteria or viruses.

 

Health Benefits

 

These good bacteria are called "Probiotic". The first three letters, "Pro", mean for and the balance of the word - "Biotic", means life. So a Probiotic bacteria is for life, or pro-life. These important friendly bacteria work primarily in the large intestine, but are present in the rest of the digestive tract as well.

Basically, there are two groups of naturally occurring micro-organisms functioning in the digestive system. The first group is considered beneficial or non-pathogenic, and is actually made up of several hundred different kinds of friendly bacteria. The second group is the potentially pathogenic group, including again hundreds of possible bad guys like E. Coli and Salmonella.

Probiotic bacteria work by competitive exclusion. This means that the greater number of different species of friendly-intestinal bacteria that are present in the probiotic compound, the harder it is for the competing bad bacteria and yeasts to get started. The good bacteria clean out the intestinal tract of waste products from food digestion as well as drive out the bad bacteria. This, of course, leads to better digestion and utilization of the food we eat and elimination of pockets of bad bacteria, that are present in many people's intestines, thus contributing significantly to overall good health. It is estimated that over 400 species of bacteria inhabit the human digestive tract.

 

Inner Garden Flora

 

Inner Garden Flora™ is a combination of eleven carefully chosen bacteria that can help to restore the proper balance of bacteria to your intestines while helping the other friendly bacteria survive and flourish. It is excellent for people of all ages, regardless of health. Inner Garden Flora can be helpful while you are traveling to fight pathogens in food and water. (Children need proportionately smaller amounts of this supplement.) 

More Information:
 
 
 
Suggested Dosage:
 
Take one to two capsules on an empty stomach with a large glass of water, or as directed. Because the possible cleansing effects of this powerful product may initially cause constipation or diarrhea as it rids the colon walls of toxic debris, you may choose to take 1 capsule a day at first, then slowly increase to two capsules first thing in morning and before bedtime.
 
Ingredients:
 
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
 Amount Per Serving
% DV
Proprietary Probiotic Blend
1,000 mg
*
Proprietary Blend Contains:

 
Lactobacillus acidophilus
 
Bifidobacterium bifidum
 
Lactobacillus salivarius
 
Bifidobacterium infantis
 
Lactobacillus plantarum
 
Bifidobacterium longum
 
Lactobacillus helveticus

 
Lactobacillus casei
 
Streptococcus thermophilus
 
Lactobacillus rhamnosus

 
Lactobacillus brevis
 
Inulin (Prebiotic)

 
* Daily Value (DV) not established.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule) and Vegetable Stearate.
Vegetarian Capsules
5 billion live organisms per capsule at time of manufacturing.
 
GMO Free

Scientific Studies:
 
In 1996, a review of controlled studies done on probiotics between 1966 and 1995 was published in the Journal of American Medical Association. The conclusion from these studies was that L. acidophilus, L. bulgaricus, and B. bifidum were effective for treating antibiotic-associated diarrhea (ADD) and vaginal yeast infections. In one study, 79 people receiving the antibiotic ampicillin were split into two groups. Thirty-six received a mixture of L. acidophilus and L. bulgaricus and none developed ADD by the end of the study. Six of the forty-three people in the placebo group did develop ADD.

The August issue of Gastroenterology reported on the findings of a double blind, placebo-controlled study that examined the benefits of using probiotics in the treatment of chronic intestinal inflammation. In this study forty patients with chronic pouchitis, an inflammation of the small intestine, were randomly divided into two groups. Pouchitis appears to be tied to lower levels of certain bacteria in the intestinal tract. Twenty patients received a probiotic preparation consisting of four strains of lactobacilli, three strains of bifidobacteria, and one strain of streptococcus Salivarius subspecies thermophilus. The other group of twenty patients received a placebo. During the nine-month treatment phase, 85 percent of the patients in the probiotic group remained free of pouchitis symptoms. All 20 patients in the placebo group experienced recurring symptoms. In the probiotic group, the benefits of the probiotics ceased within four months after the study ended. The conclusion of the researchers was that the study validated the clinical effectiveness of probiotics in the treatment of chronic intestinal inflammation and that long-term probiotic use was safe.

Many modern researchers have found that probiotic bacteria are very important for maintaining intestinal balance. At a European symposium on probiotics, scientists from several countries reviewed studies on the benefits of probiotics. For example, Finnish researchers reported from their research that good bacteria helped strengthen the immune system and helped stabilize the intestines. They felt that probiotics were a viable option for addressing such problems as food allergies, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroenteritis, and lactose intolerance. German experts, based on the results of nearly 70 studies, concluded that probiotics were helpful for treating colon problems. Danish nutrition experts found that probiotics were effective for supporting the immune system and helping with blood related issues.

 

References:

Elmer G. W., Surawicz C. M., McFarland L. V. "Biotherapeutic agents. A neglected modality for the treatment and prevention of selected intestinal and vaginal infections." Journal of American Medical Association (275: 870 – 876): Illinois; March 1996.

Gionchetti P, Rizzello F, Venturi A, et al. "Oral Bacteriotherapy as Maintenance Treatment in Patients With Chronic Pouchitis: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial." Gastroenterology (119(2):305-309); August 2000.

Moneysmith Marie, "Lactobacillus acidophilus? – Beneficial bacteria and probiotic supplements in treatment of digestive conditions." Better Nutrition. Primedia Intertec: Illinois; 2001.

 

Resources:

Brudnak Mark A. "The Probiotic Solution: Nature's Best-Kept Secret for Radiant Health." Dragon Door Publications: Minnesota; 2003.

Redmond Cheryl, "Make friends with good bacteria: if bad bacteria are ruling your digestive system, you could be setting yourself up for health problems - Do-It-Yourself Cures." Natural Health. Weider Publications: New York; March 2002.

Sharma A., Mohan P., Nayak B., "Probiotics: Making a Comeback." Indian Journal of Pharmacology. Medknow Publications: India; Nov-Dec 2005.

Tetsuji Hori, et al. "Effect of Intranasal Administration of Lactobacillus casei Shirota on Influenza Virus Infection of Upper Respiratory Tract in Mice." Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology (8:593-597): American Society for Microbiology: Washington, D.C.; May 2001.

Trenev Natasha, "Probiotics: Nature’s Internal Healers." Avery Publishing Group: New York; 1998.

Customer Reviews Average Rating review View All Reviews
Fixed gut
My mother's doctor was so concerned with her digestive issuers that he scheduled a colonoscopy. A week before the procedure, he said to try this probiotic. In 4 days her system was back to normal and her procedure went well with a great result. She has been on it now for several months and have been symptom free! I'll be reordering another bottle shortly
Reviewed by: Rob Taylor from Eureka, CA. on 4/10/2016
My family & I take this every day
This is a main vitamin in our house we all take daily. You have to get your gut right if you want to achieve an overall health. If your gut isn't right it can't help your body. This pro biotic is awesome and of great quality
Reviewed by: Marisa C from Washington. on 3/11/2016
Inner Garden and L. Salivarius - They keep me well
Inner Garden and L. Salivarius. Wonderful products. I know they help keep me well and regular. I've taken them for years and I absolutely wouldn't be without them.
Reviewed by: TP from Toronto Canada. on 5/15/2015
Garden Flora
I would like to say that this probiotic has been the only one that has given me an overall feeling of well being shortly after taking it. I was sick with Ulcerative Colitis for many years and this product would make me feel so good taking away the nausea as well as that it would help me to sleep like a baby if I took it in the middle of the night after my stomach was completely empty. To this day I am very appreciative of this product and it still gives me a feeling of well being and allows me to sleep better.
Reviewed by: Leigh W. from Kettle Falls, WA. on 4/29/2015
Great probiotic
Great probiotic for a great price!!!!
Reviewed by: Kristen from Belford, NJ. on 10/27/2014
Inner Garden Flora Rocks!
I purchased the Inner Garden Flora because of the multiple strains of probiotic available. This product is very reasonable priced compared to other probiotics with similiar strains. Thank you for the great product.
Reviewed by: T Phipps from Pilot Mound, Iowa. on 10/17/2014
My Mom Still Lives
About 6 years ago my mom, who at the time was about 65 years old, was admitted to the hospital with C-Dif. She was in the hospital recovering for 2 weeks in which time it was touch and go. We were really scared we were going to lose her. During this time, I was reading up everything I could about C-Dif, what causes it and how it works. In most patients my mother's age C-Dif can easily come again within the first 2 years of recovery. The local nurse recommended that my mom take this to help get her system in shape and keep the good bacteria ahead of the bad. She has taken this faithfully every single day since her release from the hospital and never even came close to having a relapse or any other type of intestinal problems. I would recommend this to any person young or old to keep your system running the best it can! Personally, I would say it is the best probiotic out there on the market and we all know there is a plethora of those! Try this for a couple of months and I am sure you will agree with me! Thank you R Garden for helping to keep my mom alive and with me! Kathy Royama
Reviewed by: Kathy Royama from Colville, WA. on 1/7/2014
I FEEL SO GOOD ON THE INSIDE!
Now, my stomach feels wonderful all the time! My day starts with inner garden flora. And when by chance, I've eaten something that upset my stomach; I just have some inner garden flora and in no time, I'm good as new again. I make sure to always have my supply on hand because their products have truly made such a wonderful difference in my life!
Reviewed by: tm from union city, ca. on 12/28/2013
Outstanding Product
I was introduced to this product and RGarden's Maximizer enzymes about a year ago. I was experiencing the onset of intense pain with many of the foods I ate. The pain was so incredible that I became afraid to eat anything. I began to take the Inner Garden Flora along with the enzymes and within approximately 6 weeks I was able to eat without having a reaction to food. It is my belief that I had a compromised digestive system due to food poisoning that was not resolved and these products have restored my ability to properly digest. I highly recommend these products to anyone with a compromised digestive system or any auto-immune disease.
Reviewed by: kes from Northeast OH. on 2/27/2013
Outstanding Product
Throughout my adult life, I have been plagued with countless bouts of food poisoning, especially salmonella. I was delighted when a friend recommended Inner Garden Flora. The ingredients were ones that I could deal with, due to high dietary restrictions. I tried one capsule soon after it arrived, and I noticed my digestive system was not quite ready for this new product, as I had just had a serious problem with a gastroenteritis episode. I gave it a rest, and I emailed Don Smythe for precise directions. He verified that some people might have more discomfort early on, and he mentioned that a large glass of water would help. I took one capsule with the 16 oz. of water at bedtime and felt really well. The next day I took two capsules with the 16 oz. of water at bedtime and was sorry. It's best to "ease into use" with this product by taking one capsule for at least a week or ten days or even longer, before you add an extra capsule. I have been taking only one capsule for nearly three weeks with excellent results. Early on, I noticed a few sharp pains one day that were intermittent. The next day, a dull ache from my waist to the bottom of the trunk lasted consistently all day long, but since then, I have had no problems. It is MOST IMPORTANT to refrigerate this product as soon as you receive it. It contains probiotics, which are live organisms, and it is most effective kept refrigerated, even if the bottle is UNOPENED. Just put the Inner Garden Flora bottles in the refrigerator the day the shipment arrives, and then you won't forget.
Reviewed by: Helen Winton from Long Beach, CA. on 7/1/2011
Inner Garden Flora
This product makes a great companion to the L Salvarius as it completes the good bacteria you need for a healthy colon. I have benefited greatly by using Inner Garden for many years. I highly recommend it.
Reviewed by: Ann Vert from Polson, Montana. on 5/28/2011
Inner Garden Flora
I've been using inner garden flora for awhile now. I find as a result of having other problems that I cannot continue using foods such as yogurt so I had to switch to products that I believed would take their place. I was delighted to find that inner garden flora does the job and with a lot less calories too.
Reviewed by: GAR from Naples, Fl. on 5/27/2011
Inner Garden Flora
I have had trouble with constipation all of my life, but especially since having my thyroid removed when I was 23. I am now 67 and still battle the problem unless I take extra, extra care. My diet drastically improved about 18yrs ago, but even with all of the fiber, I can still have problems. I have found that since taking Inner Garden Flora I have had wonderful results along with proper water intake and fiber. Thank you for such pure products. I believe that my candida has all but gone and the condition of the colon is greatly improved. I would take many more of your products except for finances. Thank you.
Reviewed by: Shirley from Bunker Hill, WV. on 5/27/2011
The Many Benefits of Inner Garden Flora
We have been using Inner Garden Flora for our family for more than 20 yrs. It has protected us from Norwalk type or viruses on our cruise trips, speeds up the recovery if we contracted a flu, and control the yeast population in our digestive tracks. I also recommended this to my patients after antibiotic therapy that's needed. These are the life type of beneficial bacterias. Several patients said that it curbs their sugar cravings since the yeast population is under control. They then can control their diabetes. We take 3-4 caps every evening just before bedtime. Thanks R-Garden for producing products that are benefecial to our health.
Reviewed by: Herman Liem from Gold Beach, OR. on 4/3/2011
Inner Garden Flora
I've compared this product with other basic probiotics on the market and found that it has the greatest variety of friendly organisms. Even more important, they are all alive and potent. This means a quicker recovery when I have to take an antibiotic, which I only do for dental infections. I can take Inner Garden Flora with meals and take the antibiotic at other times of day. My digestion stays functional and then, when I no longer need the antibiotic, the happy little microbes rebuild quickly. Thanks for such a terrific supplement.
Reviewed by: NW from Simsbury, CT. on 4/3/2011
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