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More CFUs Doesn't Necessarily
Mean It's Better

Shopping for probiotics can be overwhelming. There are so many to choose from and they all claim to help your digestive balance and immune system. Many people find it tempting to pick a probiotic based on the number of CFUs (colony forming units) because they think more is better. However, the number alone is not enough to determine if a probiotic is good or not. In fact, 5 billion CFUs can be just as powerful as 50 billion CFUs. How is this possible? It all depends on the probiotic strain.




Probiotic Strains Matter

The true measure of a good probiotic strain is the research it has to support its claims. The more studies a probiotic has showing digestive health benefits, the more confident you can be in your decision. It can be difficult and expensive to do this kind of research, but the right probiotic is the one with scientific evidence showing how much is needed to make a positive difference in your digestive health. If a probiotic can reference studies showing supplementation of their specific strain within a certain range of milligrams or CFUs benefits digestive health, then any higher supplementation of milligrams or CFUs is unnecessary. More is not always better. Just as consuming more servings does not always lead to better health, more CFUs doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better.




60 Years of Research Worldwide

The unique probiotic strain in Florastor® has helped people around the world with healthy digestion since 1953. It has over 90 clinical studies showing 500-1000 mg (2 capsules 1-2 times daily) supports healthy digestive balance and a strong immune system.†1,2,15 Also, unlike many other probiotics, Florastor has larger and stronger cells. Bigger cells means increased intestinal coverage and protection for healthy digestion.†5

The true measure of a good probiotic strain is the research it has to support its claims. The more studies a probiotic has showing digestive health benefits, the more confident you can be in your decision. It can be difficult and expensive to do this kind of research, but the right probiotic is the one with scientific evidence showing how much is needed to make a positive difference in your digestive health. If a probiotic can reference studies showing supplementation of their specific strain within a certain range of milligrams or CFUs benefits digestive health, then any higher supplementation of milligrams or CFUs is unnecessary. More is not always better. Just as consuming more servings does not always lead to better health, more CFUs doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better.



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Get Florastor® delivered directly to your home by purchasing from one of these online retailers. Florastor doesn't require refrigeration which means the probiotic properties of our active ingredient will be preserved en route to your home.