4Ever Flora Benefits
|Enzymes & Herbs||How It Works|
|Alfalfa Powder||Promotes colon health and is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, and protein. It works well with prebiotics in promoting overall digestive health.|
|Amla||Also known as Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis); a natural and efficacious antioxidant, and one of the richest sources of absorbable Vitamin C.|
|Papaya Juice Powder||From green papaya; it is dehydrated at a controlled temperature to ensure its maximum nutritional value. Retains the natural proteolytic enzyme papain, which has been used for centuries as an effective digestive aid.|
|Lactobacillus acidophilus||Probiotic that produces lactic acid, which inhibits the growth of pathogenic bacteria and yeasts.|
|Lactobacillus casei||Probiotic that produces lactic acid and has a wide pH and temperature range; complements the growth of L. acidophilus in the production of the enzyme amylase.|
|Lactobacillus bulgaricus||Probiotic widely known to increase longevity; cooperates with L. acidophilus in creating a protective colonization in the intestinal tract.|
|Lactobacillus plantarum||Probiotic that works with L. acidophilus in inhibiting pathogens; also produces L-lysine, a beneficial amino acid.|
|Lactobacillus brevis||Species of lactic acid bacteria; prevalent in fermented foods such as sauerkraut and pickles; found to improve the immune system health.|
|Lactobacillus caucasium||Species of lactic acid bacteria used for its health-promoting properties|
|Lactobacillus helveticus||Lactic acid producing rod shaped bacterium of the genus Lactobacillus; most commonly used in the production of cheese. Some research indicates powdered milk fermented with L. helveticus helps reduce blood pressure.|
|Bifidobacterium bifidum||A probiotic well-documented for its adverse effect on pathogenic or disease causing bacteria; bifidobacteria aid in digestion, and are often used as probiotics (good bacteria) for their immune stimulating properties.|
|Bacillus coagulans||Spore-forming lactogenic probiotic. As with other probiotics, it demonstrates significant immune strengthening properties. As a spore forming probiotic and through our Enhanced Probiotic Delivery System, more Bacillus coagulans are delivered to the gut where the bacteria begin to germinate, and eventually colonize.
Makes minerals bioactive and available to the cells of the body including probiotics. They stimulate metabolism, enhance respiration, increase metabolism of proteins, the activity of multiple enzymes, enhances the permeability of cell membranes and promotes cell division.
|Saccharomyces boulardii||Probiotic that helps maintain and restore the balance of microflora in the large and small intestine.|
|Fructooligosaccharides (FOS)||Short-chain sugars that stimulate the growth of probiotics in the digestive system.|
Can I take 4Ever Flora with other systemic or digestive enzymes?
Although digestive and systemic enzymes are not contraindicated in terms of ingredients, they cannot be taken at the same time. Because systemic enzymes require an empty stomach for maximum absorption, they must be taken separately from food. The purpose of digestive enzymes is to aid in digestion of specific foods, so taking them with food is an obvious recommendation. There are no adverse interactions between systemic and digestive enzymes, but they serve different purposes, and should be taken as directed for best results. Remember: although 4Ever Flora aids in digestion, it is considered a systemic enzyme product and should be taken on an empty stomach for maximum benefits.
What does “proprietary blend” mean?
Proprietary refers to a patent, or ownership. Applying to our immune health blend, it means we alone own the rights to the specific blend of enzymes and probiotics found in 4Ever Flora, making our products different from similarly marketed systemic enzyme supplements. 4Ever Flora encompasses an all-inclusive gastrointestinal health blend that simultaneously assists in the balance and regularity of several crucial components within the intestines.
Are there any side effects involved with 4Ever Flora?
The use of 4Ever Flora has not been shown to exhibit detrimental effects, neither long term nor short term. Just as dosage requirements vary, side effects may vary as well. Although gastrointestinal disturbances have been reported by a small percentage of new users, tolerance is maintained once the dosage is adjusted. There are no known interactions with prescription or over the counter drugs while using systemic enzyme therapy. However, it is recommended that you consult with your physician about starting systemic enzymes, especially if you are currently on blood-thinning medications, or if you are pregnant or nursing.
Is it dangerous to take a systemic enzyme with food?
It is not dangerous to take a systemic enzyme with food, but you risk depleting its effectiveness. For the enzyme to successfully reach its target (the intestine), food should be absent – otherwise it may interfere with desired enzymatic action.
Why is it important to take 4Ever Flora on an empty stomach?
Since most absorption occurs in the small intestine, the systemic enzymes must bypass the stomach to gain access to it. If the enzymes are taken with food, they will likely begin working to break down your food within the stomach, rather than passing through to the small intestine. Taking systemic enzymes like 4Ever Flora with food will compromise their activity in the intestines, as well as their effectiveness.
What if I miss a dose?
Regular, consistent use of systemic enzymes will provide the best results, however missed doses of systemic enzymes do not have serious repercussions. Although symptoms alleviated by systemic enzyme therapy may resurface, getting back on track by remembering to take your next dose will suffice. There is also the option of incorporating another dose during the day. There is no need to “double up,” on one dose – and remember, systemic enzymes are best absorbed on an empty stomach.
How long should I take 4Ever Flora before feeling results?
Since people experience varying ailments and severity of disease, the length of time to include systemic enzymes in your regimen may vary as well. As an overall guideline, it is typically recommended that new systemic enzyme users start off slow. A starter dose is generally one capsule, three times daily. After one week of proven tolerance, the dose can be increased to a therapeutic dose of 2 capsules, 3 times per day. At this point, results may be monitored, and dosage should be adjusted accordingly. Some consumers find their therapeutic dose between 6 to 9 capsules per day, while others only need 3. There are several factors that may affect results and required dosage, including:
- Severity of symptoms
- Time of administration: (Better absorbed on an empty stomach)
- Adherence to regimen
- Nutritional state
How does 4Ever Flora impact my nutritional status?
When the gut is clear of debris and toxins, surface absorption is increased, allowing all nutrients that have been properly broken down to enter the bloodstream. Increased nutrient absorption will allow vitamins and minerals to be more efficiently utilized, yielding results like decreased fatigue, increased satiety, and increased immune support.
What is Candida albicans?
Candida albicans is a strain of yeast that is normally found in the intestinal tract. In appropriate amounts, it is harmless, but overgrowth can wreak havoc on delicate microflora balance. When overgrowth occurs, symptoms such as: diarrhea, gas, bloating and infection may develop. Floracor protects the balance of microflora within the gut by also regulating Candida overgrowth.
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are live microorganisms, producing beneficial effects to the host when ingested. This type of helpful bacteria is found naturally in the gut, but circumstances like antibiotic use, stress and aging can destroy them, along with their favorable effects. The right balance of microflora within the intestine can reduce risk of conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer and irritable bowel syndrome. Prevention and treatment of bacterial-induced diarrhea is another important function of microflora balance.
Why do I need intestinal cleansing?
Although the typical Western diet that is rich in red meats and processed foods obviously produces less than optimal conditions in the GI tract, even a healthy diet may pose threats. Foods that are rich in fiber are encouraged and should be included in the diet daily. However, fiber is a difficult to digest carbohydrate. Raw fruits, vegetables, and whole wheat all contain desirable fiber that some may have difficulty digesting, causing gas and bloating. Undigested food matter may potentially become trapped in parts of the bowel, slowing digestion and impairing overall colon health. Using 4EVER FLORA can help break down and remove trapped food particles within the colon.
What is systemic enzyme therapy?
Systemic enzyme therapy refers to the therapeutic use of natural enzymes to produce desired healing effects Systemic enzymes are absorbed from the small intestine where they enter the bloodstream and execute their effects on the entire body as a system. As an immune health formula, the enzymes in 4Ever Flora are formulated to regulate and maintain digestive health by helping to remove debris and toxins from the intestinal tract. In doing this, 4Ever Flora can increase nutrient absorption and establish a balance of microflora.