This item is non-returnable and non-refundable whether opened or not.
Specially formulated for the newborn infant 0-12 months who has gastrointestinal upsets including acid reflux, vomiting/excessive spit-up, gas, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, or sensitivities to certain foods including dairy.
Scientific and usage evidence shows the HMF organisms as totally safe to use from birth
Contains Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium infantis
Highly concentrated dosing
Ability to attach to human epithelial cells
Long shelf stability and full maintenance of label claim for up to 3 months at room temperature or colder.
Independent verification of specification with every batch
Soluble in milk or water, or easily sticks to finger for baby to suckle on.
HMF Natogen provides a highly-concentrated, ratio-specific combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei and Bifidobacterium infantis, essential to the development and maturation of the newborn?s immune system. Studies show that microflora imbalances in the newborn can increase the risk of childhood allergy and susceptibility to infectious disease, leading diminished immunological protection, nutritional malabsorption and decreased capacity to detoxify harmful compounds in later years. The Lactobacillus acidophilus in the HMF Natogen will target and stimulate the mucosal immune system and will colonize the upper gastrointestinal tract.
Human MicroFlora (HMF) probiotics are proprietary, nonpathogenic, human-sourced microflora bacterial strains that exhibit strong epithelial adherence and a naturally high tolerance to stomach acid.
Formulated to contain 5 billion CFU/scoop at time of manufacture.
In a base of lactose similar to breast milk for maximum assimilation. The lactose base is derived from cow's milk. The lactose base is an important energy source for breast and bottle fed babies derived from milk but free of casein.
Recommended Dosage Add one level scoop daily in the feeding, or dip your baby finger into scoop and give to infant to suckle on throughout the day. Infants: Can be mixed into food or bottle 2-3 times daily. Dose is apx what can stick to tip of your finger (apx 33mg or 1 billion viable cells). If breast feeding, try wetting your nipple and putting some powder on the tip before nursing. Or, use a tiny plastic spoon (i.e. those found in the ice cream/gelato store when you are doing a flavor tasting). This tiny spoon fits perfectly into the Neonate bottle and then into their tiny mouth, and its easily smeared onto their tongue. You can then follow it with a little breast milk, formula, or let them move it around their mouth with saliva. They may not even notice they have anything in their mouth.
Is this product safe for Infants age 0-12 months? YES. Although the product label now indicates that it is for children age 1- 4, it is actually formulated for infants 0-12 months. This is due to regulations by Health Canada (where the product is made and sold) which does not allow age range below 12 months to be listed on supplements (even if proven safe).
Contraindications None known.
This product does not contain: wheat, gluten, soy, corn, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
Every newborn child should be required to take HMF Natogen. The scientific research is impressive. Those infants taking the probiotic have stronger immune systems, and greatly lowered risk of asthma, allergies, and skin conditions. On ongoing 5 year trial by Pharmax LLC shows that newborns and infants given these probiotics do significantly better than the control group in allergies, asthma, gastrointestinal ailments, and immune system health.
Infants: If breast feeding, try wetting your nipple and putting some powder on the tip before nursing. Or, use a tiny plastic spoon (i.e. those found in the ice cream/gelato store when you are doing a flavor tasting). This tiny spoon fits perfectly into the Neonate bottle and then into their tiny mouth, and its easily smeared onto their tongue. You can then follow it with a little breast milk, formula, or let them move it around their mouth with saliva. They may not even notice they have anything in their mouth.
Contraindications None known.
Available as 6 g 424
Are HMF products shipped with an ice pack? No. But, after extensive product testing and new freeze drying technology performed by Genestra, it was concluded that the ice pack did not make a difference during shipping since the product potency was still well over 100% label claims when shipped with ice or no ice. The manufacturer states that it is no longer necessary to ship the HMF products with an ice pack for these reasons:
Genestra has added in 50% more probiotic than what the label guarantees per bottle. For example, HMF Forte is guaranteed to have 6 billion L. acidophilus per serving, but there are 12 billion present at time of manufacturing and it is kept frozen until shipping.
October 2004: The manufacturer has increased product stability again, allowing the probiotics to last up to 6 months at room temperature holding their GUARANTEED minimum potency on label!
You will receive your HMF probiotic directly from the manufacturer in about 3-5 days. This product is very fresh and has not been sitting around on our shelves. And, you are guaranteed it will contain 50% more than what the label states.
How do I travel with my HMF probiotics? We highly recommend you take your probiotics with you on all trips and vacations since their potency will last for up to 6 months at room temperature un-refrigerated. But, when possible and if convenient, we recommend you store your probiotics in the freezer or refrigerator, especially if you plan to preserve freshness of your product for months or years. Click the link to read more about HMF Probiotics, shipping and storage.
Reviewed by Emmy's Mom from Ontario, Canada.
I've been using this since she was born. She has never had reflux nor has she ever been a gassy baby! Love it and will recommend it
Reviewed by D from Alberta.
I have been using for over 7 months now with my first born and will be using again with my second child. It did cause an upset tummy for the first couple weeks, however since baby transitioned to solids in his diet he had no problems.
Reviewed by A W from Victoria.
used this product for my son's constipation and it got things moving
Reviewed by Leigh from Stouffville.
My son has taken this daily since the day he came home from the hospital. He was a preemie so this was recommended to keep his immune system strong. He has been doing great with it.
good for colic
Reviewed by Deanna from Coquitlam.
good for colic and for breastfed baby after mom has anitbiotics
supplement for daughter
Reviewed by NP from Bolton, ON.
this product was recommended by a nutritionist as a means to strengthen a baby's immune system. I'm using it now but the real proof will be when she starts day care next March. The "spoon" provided could be a little longer, it's hard to get to the bottom of the bottle.
Reviewed by Jason from Ottawa.
Natogen - a must for my daughter
Reviewed by Diana from Ottawa, Ontario.
My daughter was diagnosed with Candita and without Natogen, my daughter would go through a large amount of pain. Natogen was recommended to me by a ND. It has regulated my daughter and made her a happy little girl again. A must have!
helps after antibiotics
Reviewed by Lexie from Ottawa.
this product was recommended by our ND after our baby had a bad ear infection (with rupture) and took antibiotics. It helped her system get back in balance.
great to treat diaper rash
Reviewed by Cheryl from Toronto Canada.
this product was recommended to me by a naturopathic doctor for general immune-building for my 4 month old son. We quickly discovered that there is an added benefit- this product really helps clear up diaper rash. Whenever my son had a flare-up, we''d give him this, and within 48 hours, often 24, the rash would be gone. Treat the cause not just the rash. fantastic!