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TheraFlora™ Synbiotics Probiotics/Prebiotics

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TheraFlora™ Synbiotics Probiotics/Prebiotics

TheraFlora™ has a precision balance of nutrients your dog requires for a longer, healthier life!  Expertly hand crafted in USA

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A Synergy of Pro & Pre Biotics...

Probiotics-are dietary supplements containing beneficial bacteria or yeasts. 

Prebiotics-food substances intended to promote the growth of certain bacteria in the intestines.  Prebiotics also supply nutrients for the probiotics.

Synbiotics-are a supplement that contains both a prebiotic and a probiotic that work together to improve the “friendly flora” of the intestine. A synbiotic product should be considered a “functional food” rather than some obscure chemistry formulation. 

TheraFlora™ is a true synbiotic product, that is, functional living nutrient based supplement. Since they supply the live bacteria and the food they need to survive. However, evidentally not all such products promote symbiosis. The best synbiotic combinations currently available include bifidobacteria and fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), Lactobacillus GG and inulins, and bifidobacteria and lactobacilli with FOS or inulins.  

The main reason for using a synbiotic is that a true probiotic, without its prebiotic food, does not survive well in the digestive system. To enhance viability, not only on the shelf but also in the colon, the product must allow for much greater attachment and growth rate of the healthy bacteria in order to minimize the growth of harmful bacteria.

Without the necessary food source for the probiotic, it will have a greater intolerance for oxygen, low pH, and temperature. In addition, the probiotic will have to compete against other bacteria that will take over if its specific food source is not available. Therefore, a “symbiotic” product (probiotic + prebiotic = synbiotic) makes for a better choice.

Probiotics Defined

According to the currently adopted definition by FAO/WHO, probiotics are: ‘Live micro-organisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host’.  Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are the most common type of microbes used. LAB have been used in the
food industry for many years, because they are able to convert sugars (including lactose) and other carbohydrates into lactic acid. This not only provides the characteristic sour taste of fermented dairy foods such as yogurt, but acts as a preservative,
by lowering the pH and creating fewer opportunities for spoilage organisms to grow. Strains of the genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, are the most widely used probiotic bacteria.
Probiotic bacterial cultures are intended to assist the body's naturally occurring gut flora to reestablish themselves. They are sometimes recommended by doctors, and, more frequently, by nutritionists, after a course of antibiotics, or as part of the
treatment for gut related candidiasis. Claims are made that probiotics strengthen the immune system.
The rationale for probiotics is that the body contains a miniature ecology of microbes, collectively known as the gut flora. A number of bacterial types are thought to be thrown out of balance by a wide range of circumstances including the use of antibiotics or other drugs, excess alcohol, stress, disease, or exposure to toxic substances. In cases like these, the bacteria that work well with our bodies (symbiosis) may decrease in number, an event which allows harmful competitors to thrive, to the detriment of our health.
Maintenance of a healthy gut flora is, however, dependent on many factors, especially the quality of food intake. Including a significant proportion of prebiotic foods in the diet has been demonstrated to support a healthy gut flora and may be another means of achieving the desirable health benefits promised by probiotics.
Probiotics, which means "for life", have been used for centuries as natural components in health-promoting foods. The original observation of the positive role played by probiotics. It suggested that utilizing probiotics it would be possible to modify the gut flora and to replace harmful microbes by useful microbes. The ageing process is exacerbated by resulting activity of putrefactive (proteolytic) microbes producing toxic substances in the large bowel. Proteolytic bacteria such as clostridia, which are part of the normal gut flora, produce toxic substances including phenols, indols and ammonia from the digestion of proteins. these compounds can be responsible for what is called “intestinal auto-intoxication”, which causes exaggerated physical changes associated with aging. It is known that milk fermented with LAB (Lactic Acid Bacteria) inhibits the growth of proteolytic bacteria because of the low pH produced by the fermentation of lactose, that consumption of fermented milk can “seed” the intestine with harmless LAB and decrease the intestinal pH, and that this would suppress the growth of proteolytic bacteria.  Bifidobacteria would displace the proteolytic bacteria that cause the disease.
Considerable success in acute cases of infectious intestinal diseases (salmonellalosis and shigellosis). Escherichia coli is still in use and is one of the few examples of a non-LAB probiotic.

The term “probiotics” is described as growth promoting factors produced by microorganisms (protozoa). Contrasting antibiotics, probiotics can be defined as microbially derived factors that stimulate the growth of other microorganisms. A definition of probiotics which has been widely used: “A live microbial feed supplement which beneficially affects the host animal by improving its intestinal microbial balance, the definition emphasizes the requirement of viability for probiotics and introduces the aspect of a beneficial effect on the host.
Lactobacillus species have been introduced including Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus casei, and Lactobacillus johnsonii, because they are intestinal species with beneficial properties.
Prevention of Colon Cancer
In laboratory investigations, some strains of LAB have demonstrated anti-mutagenic effects thought to be due to their ability to bind with heterocyclic amines; carcinogenic substances formed in cooked meat. Animal studies have demonstrated that some LAB can protect against colon cancer in rodents, that the strains tested may exert anti-carcinogenic effects by decreasing the activity of an enzyme called ß-glucuronidase] (which can generate carcinogens in the digestive system). Lower rates of colon cancer among higher consumers of fermented dairy products have been observed in some population studies.
cholesterol Lowering
Animal studies have demonstrated the efficacy of a range of LAB to be able to lower serum cholesterol levels, presumably by breaking down bile in the gut, thus inhibiting its reabsorption (which enters the blood as cholesterol). 
Lowering Blood Pressure
Several small clinical trials have shown that consumption of milk fermented with various strains of LAB can result in modest reductions in blood pressure. It is thought that this is due to the ACE inhibitor-like peptides produced during fermentation.  Improving Immune Function and Preventing Infections
LAB are thought to have several presumably beneficial effects on immune function. They may protect against pathogens by means of competitive inhibition (i.e., by competing for growth/dispalcement) and there is evidence to suggest that they may improve immune function by increasing the number of IgA-producing plasma cells, increasing or improving phagocytosis as well as increasing the proportion of T lymphocytes and Natural Killer cells.  Clinical trials have demonstrated that probiotics may decrease the incidence of respiratory tract infections and dental caries, LAB foods and supplements have been shown to be effective in the treatment and prevention of acute diarrhea; decreasing the severity and duration of rotavirus infections in subjects as well as travelers diarrhea. 
Helicobacter pylori
LAB are also thought to aid in the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infections (Antibiotic associated diarrhea). A meta-analysis suggested probiotics may reduce antibiotic associated diarrhea.
Reducing Inflammation
LAB foods and supplements have been found to modulate inflammatory and hypersensitivity responses, an observation thought to be at least in part due to the regulation of cytokine function.  Clinical studies suggest that they can prevent reoccurrences of inflammatory bowel disease and decrease the risk of atopic eczema.
 
Improving Mineral Absorption
It is hypothesized that probiotic lactobacilli may help correct malabsorption of trace minerals, found particularly in those with diets high in phytate content from whole grains. 
Prevents Harmful Bacterial Growth Under Stress
In a study done to see the effects of stress on intestinal flora, rats that were fed probiotics had little occurrence of harmful bacteria latched onto their intestines compared to rats that were fed sterile water.
 

 

Strain

Effect in Canines

Lactobacillus rhamnosus ATCC 53013 (discovered by Gorbach & Goldin(=LGG))

Immune stimulation, prevents diarrhea and many other types of diarrhea

Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12

Immune stimulation, prevents diarrhea

Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 (DR10)

Immune stimulation

Bifidobacterium infantis 35624

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Bifidobacterium breve Yakult

 

Lactobacillus reuteri ATTC 55730

 

Lactobacillus reuteri SD2112

Immune stimulation, against diarrhea

Lactobacillus casei DN114-001

Immune stimulation

Lactobacillus casei CRL431

 

Lactobacillus casei Shirota

Immune stimulation

Lactobacillus casei immunitass

 

Lactobacillus johnsonnii La1 (= Lactobacillus LC1)

Immune stimulation, active against Helicobacter pylori

Bifidobacterium longum BB536

positive effects against allergies

Lactobacillus salivarius UCC118

positive effects with intestinal ulcers and inflammation

Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM

reduces symptoms of lactose intolerance, prevents bacterial overgrowth in small intestine

Lactobacillus plantarum 299V

IBS, used post-operative

Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-5

 

Bifidobacterium animalis DN 173 010

Stabilizes intestinal passage

Escherichia coli Nissle 1917

Immune stimulation

Saccharomyces cerevisiae (boulardii) lyo

against antibiotic-associated diarrhea and Clostridium difficile infections

Streptococcus salivarius ssp thermophilus

reduces symptoms of lactose intolerance

tested as mixture:
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 & Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14

Oral ingestion results in vaginal colonization and prevention of vaginitis

tested as mixture:
VSL#3 (mixture of 8 srains of Streptococcus thermophilus & four Lactobacillus spp & three Bifidobacterium spp strains

positive effects with intestinal ulcers and inflammation

tested as mixture:
Lactobacillus acidophilus CUL60 & Bifidobacterium bifidum CUL 20

reduction of Cl. difficile in feces

tested as mixture:
Lactobacillus helveticus R0052 & Lactobacillus rhamnosus R0011

prevents diarrhea, active against Helicobacter pylori


Ingredients & Analysis

Red  Cabbage, Beets, Tomatoes, Blueberries, Black Berries, Barley Grass, Alfalfa, Spirulina, Chlorella, Turnip Greens, Avocado, Kale, Apples, Green Cabbage, Oranges, Grapefruit, Tomato, Carrots, Garlic, Cayenne Pepper, Bell Pepper, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Spinach, Peaches, Blueberry, Raspberry, Kamut Grass, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Indigo berry, Parsley, Radish, Summer squash, Shitake Mushroom, Ginger Root, Thyme, Cumin, Yucca, Apple Cider Vinegar, Dandelion Root, Sage, Aloe Vera, Reishi,  Echinacea, Thyme, Astragalus, and Chicory.  (Preserved by a natural pH. Balance)

Nutrient Profile

Iodized Salt, L-Lysine, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Vitamin E Supplement, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract. (Exceeds AAFCO standards)

TheraPlex_2™  also contains trace amounts of more than 50 other minerals.

 

Metabolic Energy¹ (Calories)

Dry Weight      3929 kcal/kg (372 kcal/per cup ² )

¹Measurement of Usable Energy in a food, which differs substantially from gross caloric content.
²Eight fluid oz. equals 5.5 oz. by weight.

 

Average Nutritional Properties

 

  Nutrient

 Nutrient Guarantee %

As Fed1 %

Dry Matter2 %

As Fed, Caloric Basis3
g/100 kcal

Protein

9.5 min

9.5

11.0

7.5

Fat

4.5 min

4.5

5.5

3.5

Carbohydrate (NFE)

 

25.5

25.5

10.0

Crude Fiber

10.5 max

13.7

.7

0.5

 

 

 

 

mg/100 kcal3

Calcium

3.50 min

2.0

2.0

335

Phosphorus

2.0 min

0.64

0.69

255

Sodium

 

0.26

0.26

69

Potassium

3.2 min

3.65

0.53

250

Magnesium

3.2 min

2.5

2.2

52

Enzyme classes

Aspartate aminotransferase
Catalase
Cytochrome oxidase
DNase
Fatty acid oxidase Hexokinase
Malic dehydrogenase
Nitrate reductase
Nitrogen oxyreductase

Peroxidase
Peroxidase catalase
Phosphatase
Phospholipase
Polyphenoloxidase
RNase
Superoxide dismutase
Transhydrogenase

Amino acid classes

Alanine
Amide
Arginine
Aspartic acid
Cystine
Glutamic acid
Glycine
Histidine
Isoleucine
Leucine

 

Lysine
Methionine
Phenylalanine
Proline
Purines
Serine
Threonine
Tryptophan
Tyrosine
Valine

Beta carotene content

Vegetable

IU per 100g

Green barley
Carrots
Kale
Spinach
Summer squash
Broccoli
Cabbage

23,136
11,000
8,300
7,964
390
877
133

Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamins

Minerals

Beta carotene
Biotin
Choline
Folic acid
Niacin
Pantothenic acid
Vitamin A
Vitamin B1
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Vitamin K

Boron
Calcium
Chloride
Chromium
Iodine
Iron
Magnesium
Manganese
Phosphorous
Potassium
Selenium
Sodium
Sulphur
Zinc

 

 

¹Differs from label guarantees which are either maximums or minimums.
²The nutrient in the product after moisture is removed. It is used to make direct comparisons of nutrient profiles of products with differing moisture contents.
³Nutrient intake for every 100 kilocalories consumed.

Daily Dosage Guidelines & Storage

Dogs/Puppies: begin with these guidelines. You may adjust portions for desired results depending upon treatment stage to maintain proper nutrient intake.  If you are uncertain, consult your Balance Diet™ Vet. tech., or ask your veterinarian.  Feed more TheraFlora™  as needed.    

BD-Tip:  Keep fresh water available!

Dosage/Use/Recovery

2-3 tbsp., TheraFlora™  per 10 lbs. body weight 3 times per week

Supplement TheraFlora™  daily

BD-Tip: feed apart or mix into food

Dosage/Use/Maintenance

1 tbsp., TheraFlora™  per 10 lbs. body weight 3 times per week

Supplement TheraFlora™  every other day

BD-Tip: feed apart or mix into food

 

Storage: Taking good care of your very special nutritional supplement

You should promptly refrigerate TheraFlora™ for the very best results including maintaining optimum freshness and potency.  TheraFlora™ should travel well with the necessity for cold storage. Our proprietary VitaMethod™ process is an excellent stabilizing force, TheraFlora™ is real whole natural food-botanicals/plants/herbs. 

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