|Promotes Vaginal Health Naturally
The Most Effective Probiotic for Women's Health
For Internal Balance
Dosage: 5 Billion Organisms Per Cap
Usage: Take 1 capsule daily for maintenance and increase to 2 capsules a day as needed, or use as directed by your qualified health care consultant.
fem-dophilus contains two patented and clinically documented probiotic strains, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14, discovered and developed by Dr. Gregor Reid and Dr. Andrew Bruce at Urex Biotech. Over 20 years of research supports the oral use of GR-1 and RC-14 to colonize and protect the vaginal tract.
Clinical trials have shown that GR-1 and RC-14:
Help to maintain or restore healthy vaginal flora which is important in maintaining vaginal healthSupport the health of the urinary tract
fem-dophilus is manufactured under pharmaceutical GMP conditions with guaranteed potency and consistency. The probiotic strains in fem-dophilus are in a proprietary polysaccharide matrix, which protects the bacteria from stomach acid and enhances probiotic bacteria survival to the lower intestine.
Serving Size:1 Capsule
Total Probiotic Bacteria 5 Billion cfu
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1
Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14
Other Ingredients: Dextrose anhydrate, potato starch, microcrystalline cellulose and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).
Capsule consists of gelatin and titanium dioxide.
Contains: Dairy (casein, in trace amounts)No wheat, no gluten, no soy, no egg, no fish/shellfish, no nuts/tree nuts.
Can Fem-Dophilus be used as a suppository?
The probiotic strains in Fem-Dophilus, RC-14 and GR-1, have been researched for over 20 years to provide efficacy when taken as an oral supplement. The two probiotic strains in Fem-Dophilus have been shown to be very safe in humans. The excipients that are used in each capsule are naturally derived ingredients, and the Fem-Dophilus capsules are made out of gelatin. We direct consumers to take Fem-Dophilus orally, but it is up to each consumer how to best supplement with this product.
Is it O.K. to take Fem-Dophilus during pregnancy?
Yes, it is safe as well as beneficial to take Fem-Dophilus during pregnancy to promote vaginal and urinary tract health throughout the pregnancy and beyond.
Can Fem-Dophilus be taken with other probiotics?
Yes, Fem-Dophilus can be taken in conjunction with other probiotic products. Fem-Dophilus promotes vaginal and urinary tract health, while most other probiotics target intestinal health and immune support. Thus, it is beneficial to take Fem-Dophilus along with another multi-strain probiotic such as our Jarro-Dophilus EPS or Jarro-Dophilus + FOS products.
Is there any yeast, corn, dairy, gluten, or other major allergens in Fem-Dophilus?
There may be trace amounts of casein (dairy) remaining in the finished Fem-Dophilus capsules, as the probiotic strains in Fem-Dophilus are grown on a dairy-based media. In the probiotic production process, the growth media is completely separated from the probiotic cultures via a centrifugation process. Following centrifugation, trace amounts of the growth media may still remain attached to the finished cultures, which in this case, is trace amounts of casein (dairy).
What is the loss in potency when Fem-Dophilus is shipped un-refrigerated?
The loss of potency during un-refrigerated shipment depends on 1) the amount of time in transit and 2) the ambient temperature during shipment. In the summer months, there will be a greater loss of potency during shipment than in the winter months. We safeguard against loss in potency by shipping the Fem-Dophilus with ice-packs (during the summer months) and shipping to our retailers via 2-Day Air (UPS or FEDEX).
Also, Fem-Dophilus bottles are packaged in a low-moisture facility and have a moisture desiccant added to each bottle, so these processes assist in further protecting against potency loss due to moisture exposure.
Can I take Fem-Dophilus long-term?
Yes, Fem-Dophilus is safe when taken long-term.
Is Fem-Dophilus the best product choice for yeast infections (Candida albicans)?
Fem-Dophilus helps to protect the vaginal tract from invasive organisms. Also, another Jarrow Formulas product which helps to protect the vaginal tract from invasive organisms is Saccharomyces boulardii + MOS.
Does Fem-Dophilus have any beneficial effect on the intestinal health, like other probiotics?
Yes, it is possible for Fem-Dophilus to confer intestinal health benefits since it consists of two Lactobacillus strains that must travel through the intestinal tract before exiting the body.
What is the age group suggested for Fem-Dophilus?
Fem-Dophilus is suggested for ages 3 and up. For infants and young children, sprinkle the contents of -1 capsule into cold food, such as applesauce, yogurt, etc.
How long does it take for me to see the effect?
Studies have shown that vaginal colonization of the probiotic strains in Fem-Dophilus will usually occur within 7 days from the start of initial oral intake (the dose used in this study was 1 orally-dosed capsule per day). Within 4 weeks (28 days) when taking 1 capsule per day, there was a significant increase in Lactobacillus organisms in the vaginal tract. The presence of large populations of Lactobacillus organisms has been associated with a healthy vaginal microflora.
Is it safe to take Fem-Dophilus during/after doctor-prescribed antibiotic treatment?
Yes, when used alongside of antibiotics Fem-Dophilus does not cause any side effects. Furthermore, a professional gynecological society recommends the use of Fem-Dophilus during and after antibiotic treatment to help maintain healthy vaginal microflora. It is advised that Fem-Dophilus be taken 1-2 hours apart from any antibiotic regimen.
The statements included above have not been evaluated by the FDA or Total Health. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.