DESCRIPTION Bio-Dophilus®, provided by Douglas Laboratories®,
is a highly concentrated combination of probiotic
Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus casei
subsp. Rhamnosus, which provides a minimum of
10 billion viable microorganisms per gram.
Each 110 mg capsule contains 2.8 billion viable
microorganisms. Unlike many other probiotic dietary
supplements provided in powder form or gelatin
capsules, Bio-Dophilus is enteric coated with inert
cellulose. This prevents dissolution in the stomach,
protects the microorganisms from the damaging
effects of stomach acid, and ensures effective release
in the intestine where the probiotics are able to
survive and colonize.
Bio-Dophilus is free of preservatives and common
allergens, including dairy, wheat, and soya. The
probiotic cultures are grown on a neutral
maltodextrin base. The microorganisms are
harvested and freeze-dried when they are at their
maximum concentration. Each batch is assayed to
guarantee consistent high potency, and low moisture
content provides for long shelf life even at room
FUNCTIONS Oral supplements of live, beneficial intestinal microorganisms
for nutritional health and well-being are
known as probiotics. Probiotic dietary lactobacilli
colonize the intestinal tract, depending on the specific
bacterium-to-host affinity. Bacteria are continually
in competition for colonization space. The original
bacterial colonies have an advantage over transient
bacteria; however, the composition of the intestinal
microflora is dynamic and constantly changing.
If harmful microorganisms proliferate, as in the case
of diarrheal or fungal infections (e.g., Candida
albicans), the equilibrium is disturbed, and it
becomes difficult even for indigenous bacteria to
maintain their necessary territory to colonize the
intestine. Antibiotics tend to kill off both beneficial
and harmful bacteria, thus may also disturb the
normal, healthy balance of intestinal microorganisms.
When potent, enteric coated probiotic supplements,
such as Bio-Dophilus, are supplied regularly, chances
are greatly increased for establishing a healthy
population of beneficial intestinal microorganisms.
Once established, a normal intestinal microflora rich
in lactobacilli creates acidic conditions that are
unfavorable for the settlement of pathogenic
INDICATIONS Bio-Dophilus may be a useful dietary supplement for
those who wish to support the intestinal microflora
with meaningful amounts of beneficial
FORMULA (BIO) Serving Size 1 Capsule - Servings per Container 90
Each capsule contains:
2.8 billion* viable Lactobacillus acidophilus and
Lactobacillus casei subsp. rhamnosus
microorganisms (10 billion per gram).
*Guaranteed minimum potency at time of manufacture.
SUGGESTED USE One capsule daily after a meal, or as directed by
physician. For more intensive supplementation,
begin with one capsule daily for two weeks, then
increase to up to three capsules per day after meals.
Bio-Dophilus may be taken safely with other dietary
probiotic supplements, such as NutraFlora® FOS or