NOW Foods Acidophilus/bifidus 8 Billion, 120 Capsules


This NOW product has been designed to provide a high potency, balanced blend of the two prominent species of resident intestinal bacteria. Regular intake of beneficial probiotics can aid in maintaining healthy intestinal flora.*

$ 12.99

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  1. Angela Evans says
    28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A part of my daily vitamin regimen; product contains milk derivatives, December 10, 2011
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    Angela Evans (Toledo, Ohio) –
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    This review is from: NOW Foods Acidophilus/bifidus 8 Billion, 120 Capsules (Health and Beauty)

    Those with digestive issues and/or those prone to fungal infections should give acidophilus a try. I’ve taken acidophilus for about a year and Now’s product seems to be the best. Taking acidophilus allows me to eat what I want and take necessary medications without worry of some undesirable side effect. NOW’s acidophilus doesn’t cause stomach upset and the ability to take one cap a day instead of three or four (as is needed with other probiotics) is an added bonus. A person could eat yogurt but I think swallowing a capsule with my other daily vitamins is easier.

    Be aware that this product contains milk derivatives. Amazon’s current product page indicates “Does Not Contain: milk,yeast,wheat,corn,soy,egg,preservatives.” My bottle clearly says that it has milk derivatives and has a cautionary note that those who are highly sensitive to milk protein should be aware that NOW’s acidophilus may contain minute amounts of casein.

    Here are the supplement facts:

    Serving Size 1 Capsule

    Lactobacillus acidophilus 4.0 billion
    Bifidobacterium lactis 3.2 billion
    Bifidobacterium longum 0.8 billion
    Total Minimum Microorganisms 8.0 billion

    Other Ingredients: Potato starch, cellulose (capsule), cellulose, silica and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).

    The bottle notes the following for recommended usage: “As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 1 to 2 times daily between meals or on an empty stomach. Consider taking this product in combination with a NOW fiber supplement, Nutra Flora(tm) FOS and Optimal Digestive System.”

    Note: Amazon does not ship this product in a refrigerated container. Ideally, acidophilus should be refrigerated to maintain potency. I purchased from Amazon (in late fall when it was quite chilly) and found it to be great but another place to order that ships it in an iced Styrofoam package is Iherb.com. If interested in iherb, you can use my code LEK375 for a discount.

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  2. CuseSweetnessInDC says
    42 of 48 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Note to Amazon: KEEP REFRIGERATED (yes, that means while in storage and transit), July 20, 2011
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    CuseSweetnessInDC (Fairfax, VA) –

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    I want to start by saying that I’m a big fan of Now products. The low rating is not with respect to the quality of product that the company puts out. I have purchased this item from my local natural food store in the past and I decided to buy this through Amazon since I had been traveling and unable to make my regular store stops. When the product arrived, however, there was no cold pack. It was shipped like anything else. This made me wonder whether Amazon even refrigerated the product at all while it was stored at the warehouse. If they are not refrigerated, the potency (that you are paying for) will be much less than advertised (and therefore unreliable and likely overpriced). The bottle clearly writes “KEEP REFRIGERATED TO MAINTAIN HIGH POTENCY.” Apparently Amazon.com did not see that label.

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  3. 14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    GREAT PRODUCT!!!, June 17, 2011
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    tv5783

    This review is from: NOW Foods Acidophilus/bifidus 8 Billion, 120 Capsules (Health and Beauty)

    I read before about how this pills helped someone else on her breath, AND LET ME TELL YOU I WAS HAVING AWFUL PROBLEMS WITH IT ALSO, SO I’M TAKING THIS PILLS ON EMPTY STOMACH IN THE MORNING AND IS JUST AMAZING HOW IT HAVE BEEN HELPING ME IN MY DIGESTIVE SYSTEM, NO MORE BAD BREATH, MY IMMUNE SYSTEM ALSO IS IMPROVED. I’M VERY SATISFIED , NOW I’M SHARING WITH YOU PEOPLE.
    HOPE COULD BE HELPFUL.

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