The majority of toxins in our body enter via the things we eat and drink. Because of this, many experts think the best way of supporting the immune system is by improving the health of the gut – particularly by increasing the quantity of ‘good’ bacteria, or probiotics, which live in the gut. Life Extension Florassist is packed with the probiotics you need to support a healthy immune system and digestive system.
- Aids in the development of healthy gut flora
- Supports a balanced immune response
- Helps to prevent toxins from causing lasting damage to the tissues of the body
- Bifidobacterium lactis, lactobacillus plantarum, and lactobacillus rhamnosus are proven probiotics for supporting gut health and immune system function
- Contains bacillus subtilis for the production of crucial digestive enzymes protease and amylase
A Better Understanding of Bacteria – Out with the ‘Bad’ and in with the ‘Good’
Many people think of bacteria as something to be avoided. This is well founded when you consider the numerous strains of bacteria which cause illnesses and generate oxidative stress in cells throughout the body. However, for as much ‘bad’ bacteria that can be found in the body, there is equally as much ‘good’ bacteria which is essential to the proper function of numerous bodily systems. This ‘good’ bacteria is often referred to as probiotics.
Probiotics are most renowned for their support of gut health and the digestive system as a whole. However, it is less known that improved gut health and the development of a complex of probiotics within the gut (referred to as gut flora) is essential to the proper function of the immune system.
The Necessity of Healthy Gut Flora in a Balanced Immune Response
The primary way in which probiotics support the immune system is by facilitating a healthy immune response – the body’s reaction to the presence of unfamiliar substances. A healthy and balanced immune response is essential to removing toxins and other harmful substances before they are able to cause significant damage to the body on a cellular level. An unbalanced immune response can lead to excess inflammation and severe long-term tissue damage.
Probiotics are most capable of stimulating an immune response when they are plentiful enough to form a healthy gut flora. With that in place, toxic substances passing through the digestive system will trigger a reaction in the flora, leading to a faster and more effective immune response. Life Extension Florassist™ utilizes strains of the probiotics bifidobacterium lactis, lactobacillus plantarum, and lactobacillus rhamnosus for their well documented capabilities in supporting balanced immune response. These bacteria have also been shown to provide tremendous support to the digestive and cardiovascular systems of the body.1, 2, 3
Bacillus Subtilis for Enhanced Digestive Support
Because improving digestive health is key to strengthening the immune system, Life Extension Florassist also comes packed with a probiotic called bacillus subtilis. The key feature of bacillus subtilis is that it produces the digestive enzymes protease and amylase in the body.4 Protease and amylase are both crucial digestive agents which are responsible for breaking down the food we eat into usable nutrients. Strengthening one’s supply of these digestive enzymes is beneficial to numerous aspects of bodily health, including a better functioning immune system.
Serving Size: 1 vegetarian capsule
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving
Immune Probiotic Blend™
B. lactis BS01; L. plantarum LP01; L. plantarum LP02 ; L. rhamnosus LR04 ; L. rhamnosus LR05
15 Billion CFU†
Bacillus subtilis CU1®
2 Billion CFU†
Other Ingredients: monoglyceride, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable cellulose (capsule), maltodextrin, stearic acid, silica.
†Colony Forming Units at time of manufacture.
Dosage and Use:
- Take one (1) capsule daily, with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Note: This product is non-GMO, gluten free, and vegetarian. Contains soybeans.
- If pregnant, nursing, or undergoing treatment for a medical condition, consult your physician before taking this product
- Keep out of reach of children
- Do not exceed recommended dose
* 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.