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Leading Nutrition Expert’s Advice About Seasonal Changes: Optimize Your Immune System with Good Digestive Health

August 28, 2012

SAN BRUNO, Calif., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — With fall around the corner, Registered Dietitian Kerry Neville recommends boosting your focus on digestive health to build up a good defense against the sneezes and sniffles that often blow in with the winds of seasonal change.

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“The nutrition community encourages people to get their nutrients from a well-balanced diet for overall health but we understand the challenges people face trying to juggle their lifestyle demands and good nutrition,” said Neville. “With cooler months around the corner, people experience drier air and are in closer contact with others who may be sick or carrying germs. We gravitate indoors, so there is an added threat to overall health and even greater need for putting up your best defense through digestive balance. I encourage people to add a probiotic dietary supplement like Florastor(®) to their diet to give their strongest one-two punch to maintaining digestive health. 70 to 80% of the body’s immune cells reside in your gut, providing a potentially powerful influence on your immune system.”

Probiotic supplements are grouped into two categories: yeast and bacteria, which interact with the body differently. Florastor(®) is a natural yeast-based probiotic supplement that is vegetarian and gluten-free and can be easily incorporated in to any daily diet. Each capsule contains 250mg of Saccharomyces boulardii lyo, a friendly-yeast found naturally on the skins of tropical fruits, lychees and mangosteens. Yeast-based probiotic supplements like Florastor(®) have a unique cellular advantage over bacterial probiotics making them better able to withstand the harsh environment of the stomach, allowing them to reach the gut in an active state, and can also be taken simultaneously with antibiotics to help maintain internal balance while the body is recovering from infection. Additionally, a yeast-based probiotic supplement like Florastor(®) better stimulates the production of immunoglobulin A (IgA), the body’s primary antibody for defending against infection.

“I also recommend Florastor(®) because of the clear advantage it has over bacterial-based probiotic dietary supplements and antibiotic use,” said Neville. “A probiotic dietary supplement, along with a healthy diet that includes foods like fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, can help play a positive role in a healthy immune system.”

About Florastor(®) Supplements

Florastor(®) is the world’s most widely used probiotic and is unique because it is the only friendly yeast-based probiotic available in major retail pharmacies throughout the United States. Florastor(®) is safe to take with antibiotics and has versatile options appropriate for adults and children as young as two months. Available in capsule form or dissolvable, kid friendly packets (both 250 mg,) Florastor(®) is an easy way to ensure digestive health for the whole family. Florastor(®) is available in many major retail pharmacies. For more information and for a store locator, visit www.florastor.com.

Florastor(®) and Florastor Kids(®) are manufactured by Biocodex, a globally recognized and trusted pharmaceutical company. Florastor(®) has been studied and trusted since 1953 and is the number one probiotic worldwide. Florastor(®) is recommended by doctors around the world and has been promoting intestinal health in adults and children for over 50 years.

About Biocodex

Biocodex is a privately held pharmaceutical company based in Gentilly, France. Founded in 1953 by Michael Hubolt and Francois Ballet, Biocodex specializes in three therapeutic areas-gastroeneterology, neurology, and psychiatry and pain treatment. Biocodex products are present, in various forms and names, in some 100 countries.

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.

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