Culturelle - Lactobacillus GG Acidophilus / Culturele Probiotic - Dose,
Traveler's Diarrhea -- How To Not
Spend Your Summer Vacation Sitting Down
impacts the health of our intestines, and stress, poor diet and many health
conditions reduce the amount of healthy bacteria in the intestines -- Culturele
puts it back. US patented, exclusive and clinically proven with studies in US
and Europe, research shows that the probiotic in Culturelle restores levels of
good bacteria, supports optimal intestinal function, strengthens immune
health, and reduces unpleasant side effects of medications, such as loose or
watery stools (diarrhea). Great for traveling, Culturelle does not need constant
refrigeration (keep at room temperature or below). And, for a probiotic to be
effective, it must survive transport through the stomach to get where it works
in the intestinal tract -- Culturelle has been shown to do just that.
Culturele is guaranteed to provide at least 30 billion live active cells of
in every capsule.
Each carton contains 30 capsules. Each capsule is individually sealed in a
double-foil blister to insure freshness. The capsule has a minimum of 80 mgs of
Lactobacillus GG, in a vegetarian capsule. The amount of dairy related
extract is so low (.01 mg of casein and
whey) that it is deemed safe for babies.
*** Lactobacillus GG is grown on whey and will contain trace
levels (less than 15 parts per million per capsule) of casein and
whey, which are proteins found in milk.
Facts: Serving Size - 1 capsule. Servings / Package -
|Inulin (chicory root
10 Billion Cells
Vegetarian Capsule (Hypromellose)
Whey*** less than .01mg
Ingredients: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (Vcap). Contains no added starch, salt, wheat, gluten, corn, coloring, or dairy products.
Keep Culturele container tightly closed in a cool,
dry and dark place.
Recommended Dose: Adults one
capsule per day; Children to one capsule per day; Capsule can be opened
and stirred into cool beverage or food.
Culturelle and Traveler's Diarrhea -- How To Not
Spend Your Summer Vacation Sitting Down
Planning your dream vacation to some far-flung, exotic
locale in the near future?
Among the many exotic experiences awaiting the modern
traveler are a myriad of memorable and unpleasant intestinal surprises.
For some, the gut reaction to unfriendly locals of the bacterial sort may be
only mild discomfort.
For others, exposure can go beyond discomfort and can
produce life-threatening events.
Travelers diarrhea remains a common disorder affecting visitors to all countries
of the world, but it is particularly troublesome in developing countries. The
incidence of diarrhea among travelers to underdeveloped countries can range from
25% to 50%, depending on the destination.
During an episode of acute diarrhea, the body's resident microflora can undergo
profound changes that can delay a return to normal intestinal balance.
Among the limited options available for preventing diarrhea among travelers are
antibiotics and bismuth subsalicylate (PEPTOBISMOL).
Antibiotics can offer travelers protection rates ranging from 80%-90%, but can
be associated with numerous side effects, and their continued use only increases
the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Bismuth subsalicylate, when
taken in large doses as liquid (4.2 gm/day) or tablets (2.1 gm/day), may produce
protection rates of 62%-65% when compliance (not missing doses) is high.(2,3)
At a lower and more realistic dosage of 1 gm/day, protection rates fall to
LACTOBACILLUS GG AND TRAVELERS DIARRHEA
LACTOBACILLUS GG was discovered in 1985 following a coordinated search for a
strain of lactobacillus that was capable of colonizing the human intestine and
providing beneficial effects. This strain has the ability to stabilize the
microflora and hasten the removal of pathogenic microorganisms.
LACTOBACILLUS GG (LGG) has shown promising results in treating several forms of
diarrhea, including rotavirus diarrhea in children, bacterial diarrhea in
children and adults, travelers diarrhea, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, and
CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE relapsing diarrhea and colitis in children and adults.
STUDIES ON TRAVELERS DIARRHEA
Two placebo-controlled studies of LGG in travelers diarrhea have been reported.
The first study, a placebo-controlled trial with LGG, involved 756 Finnish
travelers who visited two resort locations in southern Turkey.(1) The study
found that the overall diarrhea rate of a 1 or 2 week stay was 44%. At one
location, the protection among the LGG group was only 8%. However, at the other
resort location, the LGG group had protection rates of 50% during the 1st week
and 28% in the 2nd week.
In a second LGG study, 245 subjects from New York visited a developing country
for periods ranging from 1 to 3 weeks.(2) The risk of having diarrhea on any
given day was nearly double in the placebo group compared with the LGG group.
Treatment with LGG resulted in a protection rate of 47%. The number of daily
bowel movements was fewer, the duration of diarrhea was shorter, and the
frequency of stomach pain, abdominal pain, and nausea were also significantly
reduced in the LGG group.
Given the limited options (antibiotics or bismuth subsalicylate) available for
the modern wanderer,
LACTOBACILLUS GG seems a reasonable alternative to travelers
1. OKSANEN PJ, SALMINEN S, SAXELIN M, HAMALAINEN P, IHANTOLA-VORMISTO A,
MUURASNIEMI-ISOVIITA L, et al. Prevention of travelers diarrhea by Lactobacillus
GG. ANN MED. 1990; 22:53-6.
2. HILTON E, KOLAKOWSKI P, SMITH M, SINGER C. Efficacy of Lactobacillus GG as a
diarrheal preventative in travelers. TRAVEL MED. 1996.
3. DUPONT HL, ERICSSON CD, JOHNSON PC, BVITSURA JA, DUPONT MW, de la CABADA FJ.
Prevention of travelers diarrhea by the tablet formulation of bismuth
subsalicylate. JAMA. 1987;257: 1347-50.
For dietary supplement use only,
Keep out of reach of children,
Do not exceed recommended dosage,
If you have a bad reaction or side effects, discontinue use immediately,
When using, please inform your
If you are pregnant, lactating
or have a medical condition, consult your health care
professional before using this or any other nutritional
If the effects of an allergic
reaction occurs, discontinue Culturele immediately.
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