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      Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 BILLION (60 Capsules)

      • Form: Capsules

      • Strength: 50 BILLION

      • Serving Size: 1 CAPSULE

      • Number Of Servings: 60 Servings

      • Price Per Serving:  ($1.01 / serving)

      • Weight: 7 OZ

      Product Label

        • High Bifido Acute Care Probiotic
        • 50 Billion Active Live Cultures per capsule
        • 10 Probiotic Strains
        • Relieves Digestive Discomfort**
        • Supports Natural Defenses**
        • Allergen Free
        • Potency Garunteed Until Expiration
        • Enteric-Guard™ Delayed Release
        • One a Day
        • Contains no yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, corn, salt, dairy, binders, fillers or artificial ingredients.
        • The Ultimate Flora Probiotic Difference
        • Higher Potency
        • Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 Billion™ is a therapeutic-strength one-a-day probiotic specially formulated for people with acute care needs. Each capsule contains 50 billion active cultures of 10 strains of beneficial flora, more than most other intensive care probiotics.**
        • Superior health Begins in the Digestive System: More than 70 percent of our body's natural defenses are found in the digestive tract, where beneficial flora called probiotics work to:
        • Promote Regularity**
        • Help Restore Digestive Balance**
        • Enhance Natural Defenses**
        • Crowd Out Harmful Microbes**
        • High Bifido for Optimal Benefits:
        • Bifidobacteria are the most prevalent type of good bacteria in a healthy colon (or large intestine). They play a vital role in promoting digestive health and supporting the body's defenses.**
        • In middle age, our level of Bifidobacteria declines. This has been linked to increased digestive disorders and a decline in overall health. Ulitmate Flora Critical Care 50 Billion contains 30 billion Bifidobacteria to replenish healthy flora and more closely represent the ratio of Bifido to Lactobacilli found in the digestive system.**

        **This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

      Directions
      Take one capsule a day before meals.

      Warning
      Consult your physician before using this or any product if you are pregnant, nursing or trying to conceive, taking medication or have medical condition. This product may have contain mild traces of milk and soy protein from fermentation ingredients. This product is recommended for those on a low-lactose diet. Best if refrigerated. Keep out of reach of children.

    • Does not contain
      Yeast, binders, corn, fillers or artificial ingredients., gluten, wheat

    • Renew Life

      Ultimate Flora Critical Care Supplement Facts

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      Supplement Facts

      Serving Size 1 CAPSULE

      Servings Per Container 60.000000

        Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
      ULTIMATE FLORA CRITICAL CARE BLEND 336 Mg N/A*
      BIFIDOBACTERIUM BIFIDUM 25 Bill N/A*
      LACTOBACILLUS ACIDOPHILUS, LACTOBACILLUS PLANTARUM 10 Bill N/A*
      LACTOBACILLUS RHAMNOSUS 4.5 Bill N/A*
      BIFIDOBACTERIUM BREVE 2.5 Bill N/A*
      Bifidobacterium Longum 2.5 Bill N/A*
      LACTOBACILLUS CASEI 2.5 Bill N/A*
      LACTOBACILLUS PLANTARUM 1.5 Bill N/A*
      LACTOCOCCUS LACTIS 1 Bill N/A*
      LACTOBACILLUS BULGARICUS 250 Mill N/A*
      LACTOBACILLUS SALIVARIUS 250 Mill N/A*
      FOS(FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES) 189 Mg N/A*

      *Daily value not established

      Other Ingredients:

      Vegetable capsule (vegetable fiber and water) and aqueous enteric coating.

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      Renew LifeUltimate Flora Critical Care 50 BILLION - 60 Capsules
       
      4.7

      (based on 15 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (13)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      91%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Effective (8)
      • No side effects (5)
      • Satisfaction (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily use (7)
        • Preventative (4)
        • Recovery (4)
        • Good supplement (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Health conscious (6), First time user (4)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        A godsend

        This probiotic has been an incredible godsend. When combined with plain yogurt daily, it cured severe constipation that persisted for over a year, after a surgery that necessitated multiple courses of antibiotics that...Read complete review

        This probiotic has been an incredible godsend. When combined with plain yogurt daily, it cured severe constipation that persisted for over a year, after a surgery that necessitated multiple courses of antibiotics that killed off all the friendly flora. At one point, my doc even had sent me to a GI surgeon, who was talking about the possibility of an ileostomy (surgical removal of the colon) because the constipation was so bad. Yikes! An alternative medicine doctor suggested probiotics, but the problem is that different formulations work for different people. This is the seventh one I tried. Apparently, this one is higher in Bifidobacteria which are prevalent in the colon, as opposed to Lactobacilli which are prevalent in the small intestine. With age, the Bifidobacteria decline. With plain yogurt, this works extremely well for me. This is so much healthier than laxatives, which make your colon lazy in the long run. YMMV. I wanted to thank the previous reviewer, Morts, whose positive review made me consider this probiotic in the first place. The price is a little high, but saving my colon function is worth it.

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Great product but...

        I don't know if this product is good or not because I did not notice a difference. But then again I used it to maintain since I have a very healthy lifestyle. The only...Read complete review

        I don't know if this product is good or not because I did not notice a difference. But then again I used it to maintain since I have a very healthy lifestyle. The only problem I now have with "refrigerated" probiotics is that they no longer function as intended when in contact with our 98.6 natural body heat because they are "alive" when refrigerated or cold. My understanding in order for they to do as intended probiotics need to be encapsulated or extracted when "alive" and with their food source in order for they to "thrive" when in contact with our body heat otherwise they die and not colonize.

        >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2012-02-13
        this isn't exactly true. These probiotics aren't even shipped to the vitamin shoppe refrigerated. Some companies just prefer them refrigerated to maintain maximum viability. Just don't leave them in extreme heat.

        Reviewed by 15 customers

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Renew Life probiotics are NOT working

        By tiecha

        from mt

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 BILLION - 60 Capsules:

        As the owner of a health food store I have guided countless toward Renew Life Probiotics because they worked. Over the past two years I have found they are NOT as effective. Has anyone else noticed this?
        I have asked this question several times on Ultimate Flora's facebook page but they keep removing it.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very Good product. Works for me.

        By star

        from Suffolk county, NY

        About Me Health Conscious

        Pros

        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 BILLION - 60 Capsules:

          I take it due to digestion issues.
          I take it in the morning before breakfast.
          Keeps my digestive track healthy.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          it works

          By Tan

          from plainfield nj

          About Me First Time User

          Pros

          • Effective

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 BILLION - 60 Capsules:

            I feel that it is working no tummy issues.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            These are wonderful!

            By Soother

            from Md

            Pros

            • Effective
            • No Side Effects

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 BILLION - 60 Capsules:

              I have been taking these for over a year because I am on a lot of antibiotics for an illness. They are truly effective for me and I personally would not use any other brand. They are always fresh and easy to swallow. Highly recommend.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect for my IBS

              By sven

              from chicago

              About Me Health Conscious

              See all my reviews

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 BILLION - 60 Capsules:

                    High quality and super packed with all the probiotics I need to keep my colon healthy. I get the critical care because I have had severe bouts with IBS and diverticulosis.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Wonderful product!

                    By Tracycat

                    from Wichita, KS

                    About Me First Time User, Health Conscious

                    Pros

                    • Effective

                    Cons

                    • Price

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Good Supplement
                    • Preventative
                    • Recovery

                    Comments about Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 BILLION - 60 Capsules:

                    Within 24 hours of taking this product, I noticed a huge difference. I had been taking the Renew Life 15 billion, but that didn't seem to help with the bowel flora as I needed it to. After taking the RL50 billion, the next morning, everything "moved along" quite well. I will definitely be reordering as needed! This product is pricey, but it is worth it!

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Restore Intestinal Balance

                    By Chronic Lyme

                    from Rhode Island

                    About Me Health Conscious, Medical Professional

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Effective
                    • Good Value
                    • No Side Effects

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Good Supplement
                      • Preventative
                      • Recovery

                      Comments about Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 BILLION - 60 Capsules:

                      When treating long term with antibiotics, this product is vital in supporting your intestinal health.

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Must have to offset Antibiotic effects!!

                      By M. Heck

                      from San Antonio, TX

                      About Me First Time User, Health Conscious

                      Pros

                      • Effective
                      • No Side Effects

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Good Alternative
                        • Preventative
                        • Recovery

                        Comments about Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 BILLION - 60 Capsules:

                        This is the only thing that worked to combat the side effects from very strong antibiotics for my husband. Nothing else worked for 'explosive diarhea'. Pepto Bismol Imodiam AD and the strongest A.D. remedies didn't work. Has been good for maintaining normal digestive health as well.

                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        P.S. To My Last Review

                        By LynnRL

                        from Port St. Lucie, FL

                        See all my reviews

                        Comments about Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 BILLION - 60 Capsules:

                        I had my annual physical a week ago, and told the doctor that I was taking this product and why. I asked him how long I could stay on it, and his answer was "Forever, if you'd like. Probiotics are great!" So for anyone who is wondering if it is safe to take such a potent probiotic long-term, my doctor, at least, says "Yes!"

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Product!

                        By LynnRL

                        from Port St. Lucie, FL

                        About Me First Time User

                        See all my reviews

                        Pros

                        • Effective
                        • Good Value
                        • Long Lasting
                        • No Side Effects

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Good Supplement
                          • Preventative
                          • Recovery

                          Comments about Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 BILLION - 60 Capsules:

                          I had a nasty stomach virus that lasted for a week with bad cramping and nausea. During that week, the only thing that gave me relief was Pepto Bismol, and I took all 4 allowed doses per day! After the worst of it passed, I was left completely stopped up, and my stomach had bloated to the point that I looked pregnant. A friend recommended probiotics, and after doing some Web research into the best ones for my problem and reading reviews by users, I chose this one. What a difference it has made! The cramping disappeared entirely within 48 hours, and my digestion and elimination has returned almost to normal. The bloating has also subsided, and as a plus, I have much less gas than I have ever had normally. Now, I'm just trying to find out whether it is something that is safe to be on long-term, or whether I should wean off of it after a week or so.

                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          This Stuff is GREAT !!!

                          By KD

                          from Durham, NC

                          About Me Health Conscious

                          See all my reviews

                          Pros

                          • Effective
                          • No Side Effects

                          Cons

                          • Price But Still Worth It

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Use

                          Comments about Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 BILLION - 60 Capsules:

                          I was having serious issues with digestion, bloating, gas and actually ordered this product from another vendor - the price was the same, but I didn't want to wait until Wednesday or Thursday of next week to receive it. Needed relief immediately and when I saw the reviews of the product I had to give it a try. Visited my local Vitamin Shoppe and got a 30 day supply. Took a capsule Saturday at 10:30 and felt better within the hour. The rest of my weekend went well. Drinking lots of water and exercising helps also, not to mention avoiding those "trigger" foods, but before I tried this product nothing else worked.

                          Ultimate Flora has been great for me so far although I know it's early. I highly recommend it none the less and if you have similar symptoms as I and have time, check out their website. Very interesting info about digestive issues in general.

                          (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Great product but...

                          By Beatrice M

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 BILLION - 60 Capsules:

                          I don't know if this product is good or not because I did not notice a difference. But then again I used it to maintain since I have a very healthy lifestyle. The only problem I now have with "refrigerated" probiotics is that they no longer function as intended when in contact with our 98.6 natural body heat because they are "alive" when refrigerated or cold. My understanding in order for they to do as intended probiotics need to be encapsulated or extracted when "alive" and with their food source in order for they to "thrive" when in contact with our body heat otherwise they die and not colonize.

                          >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2012-02-13
                          this isn't exactly true. These probiotics aren't even shipped to the vitamin shoppe refrigerated. Some companies just prefer them refrigerated to maintain maximum viability. Just don't leave them in extreme heat.

                          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          the best thing ever

                          By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                          from Undisclosed

                          Pros

                          • Convenience
                          • Quality
                          • Satisfaction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 BILLION - 60 Capsules:

                              I have been using this product for over 6 months. I love it! I would always suffer from travelers constipation and would one go to the restroom once every other day! Since I have been using this product I go three times a day like I used to when I was a kid. I recommend this to everyone who is not regular and wants to live a healthier life. I wish it wasn't so expensive I would get some for my kids. this product makes me feel young again.

                              (17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              A godsend

                              By Valerie M

                              from Undisclosed

                              Pros

                              • Convenience
                              • Quality
                              • Satisfaction
                              • value

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 BILLION - 60 Capsules:

                                  This probiotic has been an incredible godsend. When combined with plain yogurt daily, it cured severe constipation that persisted for over a year, after a surgery that necessitated multiple courses of antibiotics that killed off all the friendly flora. At one point, my doc even had sent me to a GI surgeon, who was talking about the possibility of an ileostomy (surgical removal of the colon) because the constipation was so bad. Yikes! An alternative medicine doctor suggested probiotics, but the problem is that different formulations work for different people. This is the seventh one I tried. Apparently, this one is higher in Bifidobacteria which are prevalent in the colon, as opposed to Lactobacilli which are prevalent in the small intestine. With age, the Bifidobacteria decline. With plain yogurt, this works extremely well for me. This is so much healthier than laxatives, which make your colon lazy in the long run. YMMV. I wanted to thank the previous reviewer, Morts, whose positive review made me consider this probiotic in the first place. The price is a little high, but saving my colon function is worth it.

                                  (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Keeps C. Diff in check

                                  By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                                  from Undisclosed

                                  Pros

                                  • Satisfaction
                                  • value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 BILLION - 60 Capsules:

                                      I caught C. Diff in the hospital and fought it with flagyl antibiotic. The doctor started me on acidophilus, but it did not stop the C. Diff problems. I found this product and used it daily to stop the C. Diff problems. It works. When I am feeling fine, I go off it, but I start taking it again at the first signs of symptoms.

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                                      The Ultimate Flora Care was recommended by my Uro-Gynecologist.
                                      Margarita M on Mar 28, 2015
                                      Simply the best pro-biotic on the market!!
                                      Russell M on Mar 20, 2015
                                      great for Crohn's Disease or acute diverticulitis
                                      Tina C on Mar 27, 2015
                                      This product really helps my digestive system. It's a little pricy but seems to do the trick.
                                      teri b on Mar 15, 2015
                                      Does this product ship cold packed?
                                      Anastasia C on Jun 16, 2014
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                                      I read that most probiotics are dead by the time they reach your gut. They either die on the shelf or the gut acids kill most of them before they are able to do any good. What does this product have that prevents that? I read that microencapsulation works but I don't see that this product has done that.
                                      A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Apr 26, 2014
                                      Best Answer: This product has a special coating which allow the capsule to pass through the stomach juice to reach the intestines. For added assurance, I drink two table spoons of fresh lemon juice in a quarter glass of distilled water, wait for ~10 minutes and take the capsule. The lemon juice will cause the gut to become alkaline and it will not be hostile to the flora. one may want to do this with a empty stomach and take a cup of flora rich yogurt afterward.
                                      Reply · Report · Kuei-chih L on May 1, 2014
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                                      How long does this take to work? When will I begin to notice changes?
                                      Caryn O on Mar 29, 2013
                                      Best Answer: Hi Caryn,
                                      It depends on the condition of your digestive/elimination systems when you begin taking it. I had already been taking another probiotic for many years. But, when I was diagnosed with a lung infection and had to start taking a three antibiotic cocktail, I started taking Ultimate Flora at the same time. For me, it pretty much worked in the first week. I was on the antibiotics for seven months and my bowels were functioning even better than they were before and I never got a yeast infection or any other problems that antibiotics usually cause. Best of luck!
                                      Reply · Report · Elaine D on Mar 30, 2013
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                                      Do the Ultimate Flora products need to be refrigerated?
                                      Bobbie C on May 27, 2014
                                      Best Answer: Yes, it must be refrigerated.
                                      Reply · Report · Madeline G on Jun 24, 2014
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                                      have leaky gut, which manifested itself in hives for the past 2 years. Has gotten worse due to the process of diagnosing. Have eliminated all pro-inflammatory foods, using inflammacore for healing, need probiotic..can this help… need HOPE????
                                      susan t on Jan 21, 2014
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                                      I take Ultimate Flora Adult 50. I have not been refrigerating it....should I have been?
                                      A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Jan 25, 2015
                                      Best Answer: The pills are still ok, but it will help keep more of the bacteria alive if you refrigerate them as soon as you get them.
                                      Reply · Report · Liliana S on Jan 26, 2015
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                                      should it be kept cold?
                                      A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Feb 10, 2014
                                      Best Answer: Yes, I think it should be kept in the refrigerator. In our local store it is also kept cold.
                                      Reply · Report · Elise D on Feb 15, 2014
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                                      Will this product give me relief from diarrhea?
                                      Gloria M on Aug 11, 2014
                                      Best Answer: I'm not sure about diarrhea, my Dr. Recommended it for IBS.
                                      Reply · Report · Gale P on Aug 11, 2014
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                                      Is the potency of this product verified by an FDA approved independent lab?
                                      A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Dec 10, 2013
                                      Best Answer: I wouldn't worry about it being too much. The problem is too little probiotics to kill the fungi and bacteria. FDA? They like unhealthy small doses that are not enough for wellness.
                                      Reply · Report · Wendy S on Dec 10, 2013
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                                      How long will it take before it takes effect?
                                      A Vitamin Shoppe customer on May 5, 2014
                                      Best Answer: I didn't notice a significant difference from other probotics with lower Flora.
                                      Reply · Report · Barry Z on May 5, 2014
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                                      What size is this pill?
                                      A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Oct 19, 2014
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                                      CVS has begun to stock UltimateFlora probiotics and puts them on the shelf instead of refrigerating them as does our health food store. Which is more appropriate, refrigerate or not? Thank you.
                                      peter p on Aug 22, 2014
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