What You Should Know
Flora Source (also called Flora Probiotic Plus) is a nutritional supplement that contains 15 beneficial micro-organisms that are meant to repopulate the digestive tract to improve health. Probiotics are nutritional supplements that contain live bacteria and other organisms that assist in maintaining the health of the host body. Flora Source claims to strengthen the immune system, combat yeast infections, protect against colon cancer, improve elimination, boost energy levels, and overcome skin problems. According to a Flora Source distributor’s website, the product has a detoxifying effect on the system and improves overall health.
Flora Source appears to be available from the official Nutri-Health website, and their also appear to be many online retailers that carry the product and provide information on their sites. There appears to be no manufacturer’s money back guarantee offered. We like to see such a guarantee as it not only allows the consumer to buy with confidence but it shows that the manufacturer stands behind its product.
The Flora Source information provided on many of the online retailers’ websites is limited. There are no customer testimonials about the product. We were also unable to locate any references to clinical studies supporting the effectiveness of the product. Although all 15 of the flora are listed, there is no explanation as to what each of them do for the digestive system or other health concerns.
Bifidobacterium lactis-bifidum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactococcus lactis, Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, Lactobacillus paracasei and Lactobacillus sporogenes.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a common nutritional supplement that assists in restoring the digestive system’s balance. There are many events that can strip the digestive system of its native flora, such as antibiotics, disease, and certain foods or beverages. This can cause bloating, discomfort, diarrhea, and a host of other digestive issues. Repopulating the digestive system with micro-organisms helps to restore the balance of the system. Many of the micro-organisms present in Flora Source will most likely have a similar effect but there is no available information on the roles of each of the flora.
- Naturally restores flora to the intestines.
- Contains several different types of flora.
- No official website.
- No manufacturer money back guarantee.
- May be difficult to find sources.
- If not stored properly, possible benefits of many probiotic products are negated.
As probiotics increase in popularity, supplements like Flora Source will as well. We would have been more impressed with the product if it had an official website that thoroughly explained it, contained customer testimonials, and provided a satisfaction guarantee. Fortunately, there are similar products on the market that do have these features and we recommend that consumers continue to research before settling on this product.