Natren Bifido Factor Powder Dairy Free® is step two in Natren®'s easy-to-use three-step probiotic supplement system for optimal digestive wellness. Bifido Factor® contains 2 billion colony forming units (cfu) of Bifidobacterium bifidum Malyoth super strain per 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder. Bifidobacterium bifidum Malyoth super strain is the most potent and beneficial live bacteria available. This product works in conjunction with Natren®'s other Healthy Trinity® components: Megadophilus® and Digesta-Lac®. The Bifidobacterium bifidum is surrounded by their growth medium (culturing substrate) packaged as loose powder in a bottle.
Dairy Free: Contains no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.
Bacteria Strain: 2 billion colony forming units (cfu) per capsule of viable Bifidobacterium bifidum, Malyoth super strain in a culture base of organically grown garbanzo bean (chick-pea) extract, cellulose powder and dehydrated potato powder. Receives added benefits from the natural supernatant (culturing medium) that is maintained by Natren® 's proprietary Trenev Process®.
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Suggested Use: 1/2 teaspoon probiotic powder daily, mixed in unchilled, filtered water, preferably on an empty stomach. Optimally, take with Natren®’s Megadophilus® and Digesta-Lac® as part of the Healthy Trinity® program. Remember, refrigerate upon receipt. Do not store in your freezer or put in direct sunlight. Probiotics should be taken at least 2 hours after consuming herbs (i.e., garlic and echinacea) and prescription drugs such as antibiotics. Some herbs, and all antibiotics, will eliminate not only undesirable, but beneficial bacteria as well. Powder can be mixed in water (ideal), yoghurt, milk or diluted apple or pear juice.
Potency Guarantee: 1/2 tsp probiotic powder contains a minimum of 2 billion cfu of viable live bacteria through the printed expiration date, when stored under the conditons on the label.
A Strong Defense Against Harmful Bacteria
Just as Megadophilus® helps the small intestine stay in balance, Bifido Factor® works in the large intestine to keep it healthy and help deter undesirable bacteria.
- Bifidobacterium bifidum produces B vitamins that help the body complete the digestive process.
- Bifidobacterium bifidum assists in the absorption of calcium and other vitamins and minerals.
- Bifidobacteria lives on the intestinal wall, where it discourages undesirable bacteria from taking up residence and helps the large intestine dispose of unused foods.
- Helps to minimize elimination concerns.
- Natren®'s milk-based formula contains natural Lactulose, a specific food for the Bifidobacterium bifidum which has been found to maximize liver support and proper elimination.
- The probiotic powder begins working in the mouth and provides probiotic benefits throughout the digestive tract as well as the large intestine.
- Japanese researchers consider Bifidobacterium to be the most important beneficial bacteria for human health.
- Produces lactic and acetic acid which lower the pH of the large intestine and deter undesirable bacteria.
- Protects the walls of the large intestine from colonization by invading bacteria or yeast.
- Inhibits bacteria which can alter nitrates into potentially harmful nitrites.
- Assists in the support of healthy liver function.
- Produces B vitamins.
- Helps to promote regularity.
About our formulas:
Both Megadophilus® and Bifido Factor® are available in capsules as well as probiotic powder. Natren® uses hard veggie capsules and protects the flora by using natural moisture barriers that keep them from absorbing water from the walls of the capsules. A modified-release system developed specifically for Natren® breaks the capsules apart over a five to seven-hour period. The probiotic capsules start breaking up in the stomach, and continue the process in the small and large intestines until all the live bacteria have been released into the body.
Probiotics are one of the most important components for healing your IBS or IBD and then ensuring you stay healed! For full therapeutic benefits of probiotics, clinical trials show you need to consume 7 to 10 billion cfu per day (of EACH species). So check the bottle and be sure you’re consuming enough each day to see the desired results.
Capsules or Powders?
Take the probiotic powder if you’re experiencing diarrhea (or more than 3 bowel movements per day), heartburn, or upper gastrointestinal problems.
If your bowel movements are normal or constipated, you can take the probiotic capsules, if you prefer. The regular capsules (Megadophilus, Bifido Factor, Digesta-Lac) also contain the beneficial growth medium (or supernatent).
The Healthy Trinity capsules do not contain much supernatent, but contain much higher amounts of bacteria per dose. They are enteric-coated though, so they will not dissolve in the stomach and they are also dairy-free.
Natasha Trenev (founder of Natren) recommends probiotic layering as the most effective way to flood the GI tract with good bacteria: Take at least 1 tsp. of each powder, 3x/day plus, 1 Healthy Trinity capsule, once per day. For detailed information on probiotic layering, check out our in-depth Probiotics 1 Teleseminar with me interviewing Natasha Trenev and then answering 45 minutes of questions from participants.
If you're interested in doing Jini's Probiotic Retention Enema, instructions are in any of my digestive healing books.
Natren formulations are classified in the following way: You can get the powders and capsules in Dairy-based or Dairy-free formulas. If you’re just testing and don’t know which you need, then start with one of the Tripacks – the bottles are quite small. Once you know which formulation suits your system best, you may want to buy the largest size bottle of each – since it’s the best deal for your money.
I highly recommend you listen to our in-depth Probiotics 1 Teleseminar with Natren founder, Natasha Trenev. This will help you to get the best results from your probiotic dose and use.
How Much Should I Order?
The length of time a bottle of probiotics lasts depends on the dosage. For the powdered probiotics, there are 6 teaspoons in 1 ounce. Therefore, there are 27 teaspoons in the large 4.5 oz bottle. So, if you are taking the high dose of 3 teaspoons per day (12 billion cfu per day), the 4.5 oz bottle would last 9 days.
If you take the minimum therapeutic probiotic dose of 2 teaspoons per day (8 billion cfu), the 4.5 oz bottle would last 13 days.
If you take the maintenance dose of 1/2 teaspoon per day, the 4.5 oz bottle would last 54 days.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
I have been taking this product for about two months now. I had been on the tail-end of a colitis flare up for a little while and wanted to see if this would help get me into remission. It absolutely has helped and I am now in the beginning of a remission (I also used several diet & lifestyle changes). A couple of observations from my experience with Natren probiotics - they absolutely are more potent that other probiotics out there (as Jini explains in her posts), so even though I had been taking other probiotics for years, I really had to start slowly with Natren. At first, I could only handle a pinch of this product and have now worked my way up to 1.5 tsp. per day and will continue increasing. I would also recommend starting with the dairy free line if you're sensitive - I started with the dairy-based products (I'm slightly sensitive to dairy but not allergic) and I found I was reacting poorly to even very small amounts. The non-dairy line has allowed me to work my way up to more appropriate dosages fairly fast. Note - I am also doing Jini's wild oregano protocol along with this probiotic, which has been helpful so far.
RESPONSE FROM LTYG:
Great suggestion - thanks for sharing! The more we can tune in and listen to our own body, the easier it gets!