Jarro-Dophilus EPS is a Stable-Dophilus probiotic due to its shelf life stability at room temperature and its enteric coating delivery system, which protects the beneficial probiotic strains while in transit through the stomach’s acidic environment.*
The delivery system ensures that a maximum number of viable cells are delivered into the intestinal tract, where they can fully exert their beneficial effects.* The strains in Jarro-Dophilus EPS® are selected from the following 4 genera:
Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Lactococcus and Pediococcus.
The ability to enteric coat live probiotic supplement bacteria is a significant advance in the supplementation of probiotic strains for health. The acidity of the stomach forms an important natural barrier against the entry of bacteria and yeasts into the rest of the digestive tract. However, this same barrier can impede probiotic supplementation. Now, Jarro-Dophilus EPS bypasses the acid barrier and thereby gives superior results with fewer capsules - offering you maximum effectiveness and convenience.
By supplying a mixture of species from among the most important lactobacilli in the intestinal tract, Jarro-Dophilus EPS helps safeguard all the areas in which probiotics are important for preserving health. This superior probiotic supplement formula includes Bifidobacteria longum BB536 (morinaga strain) which has been shown to colonize, stimulate immune response, and L.rhamnosus R0011, a unique, high producer of polysaccharides which facilitate colonization and stimulate intestinal immune response.
Why Are Probiotics Beneficial?
Probiotic bacteria - also known as “friendly bacteria,” are important aids to normal digestion and assimilation beyond the simple processing of carbohydrates. Some species of lactic acid bacteria contribute to the digestion of proteins, some deconjugate bile salts and promote healthy cholesterol levels, while others stimulate the immune system.
The eight different species found in the Jarro-Dophilus EPS probiotic supplement are representatives of four different genera: lactobacillus, bifidobacteria, lactococcus, and pediococcus. By supplying a mixture of species from among the most important lactobacilli isolated from the intestinal tract, including Lactobacillus rhamnosus, L. casei, L. plantarum, L. acidophilus and related species, Jarro-Dophilus EPS helps to safeguard all of these areas in which probiotics are so important for preserving health. Bifidobacterium longum BB536 (morinaga strain) has been shown in well-documented trials to stimulate immune response. Lactobacillus rhamnosus R0011 is a species which prolifically produces unique polysaccharides which augment intestinal immune response and also facilitate probiotic colonization.
Requirements for Multi-Species Probiotic Success
There are several properties that are required from strains of lactic acid bacteria if these are to result in an efficient probiotic. No single strain can easily fulfill all these requirements. A mixture of species - like that found in Jarro-Dophilus EPS, is usually most suitable for supplementation. The most desirable properties of a good probiotic are:
-compatibility among the strains
-ability to survive passage through the digestive tract
-stable under normal gastric conditions
-resistant to bile salts
-adherence to intestinal mucosa
-colonization of the human intestinal tract
-safety with regard to human use
-production of antimicrobial substances
-antagonism against harmful bacteria
-stability during storage under normal conditions
At the time of manufacture, Jarro-Dophilus EPS supplies 5 billion live organisms per capsule. Even very hardy species of probiotics must be supplied in sufficient quantities if they are to properly colonize the gut and favorably influence bowel health. Advanced processing techniques now permit the production of very concentrated sources of probiotic bacteria which have been carefully selected for their harmonious interaction with one another.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary.
Why does JarroDophilus contain potato starch?
The potato starch is included as an alternative to FOS (fructooligosaccharides - FOS helps nourish the friendly bacteria present in your colon) which, owing to a higher moisture content, would be inappropriate for a room temperature-stable probiotic. This probiotic, which contains maltodextrin, potato starch and/or FOS is routinely used by health practitioners.