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HMF Replete Probiotic by Genestra
Intensive-level Probiotic Formula
150 billion CFU per sachet
FOS Prebiotic included
Ideal for vegans
Convenient Sachet format
HMF Replete is a highly concentrated probiotic formula in sachets which provides strains of proprietary human-sourced Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus salivarius, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis along with fructooligosaccharides (FOS) in high concentrations to ensure rapid establishment and dominance of probiotic cultures in the gastrointestinal tract.
HMF Replete is the highest potency HMF product containing a minimum of 150 billion CFU of L. acidophilus, L. salivarius, B. bifidum, B. animalis lactis, and in each packet. It also includes prebiotic oligosaccharides to stimulate growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system. Each of the different strains attach in different areas of the epithelial tissue in the intestinal tract (small and large intestines).
High concentrations in these sachets are to ensure rapid establishment and dominance of probiotic cultures in the gastrointestinal tract, and can be used along side of many medical therapies. Imbalances of unfriendly bacteria and yeast may result in abdominal discomfort and therefore supplementing with a high level probiotic can help create a friendlier internal environment. This probiotic is a probiotic replacement program for the gastrointestinal tract intended for 7 to 14 days depending on the level of need.
Probiotics - reinforce the epithelial barrier and mediate intestinal permeability by controlling the integrity of tight junctions. Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria are the most commonly used probiotics, effectively colonize the intestines, and promote the presence of beneficial bacteria to support normal intestinal function.
Prebiotics - including FOS - are fermented by microbes in the colon. These prebiotics support the growth of beneficial bacteria in the colon and further maintain the barrier function of intestinal epithelial cells by increasing mucin levels. Their fermentation can result in the production of short chain fatty acids, including butyrate, the preferred energy source of colon cells.*
In a randomized, placebo-controlled trial involving 155 adults, daily intake of a probiotic supplement providing 25 billion CFU (containing two strains each of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium) for 21 days significantly and positively affected the intestinal microbiota.*
Pharmax and GENESTRA BRANDS are probiotic science and innovation leaders, with over 20+ years of proven experience and an ongoing commitment to incorporate the safest and most effective strains that reflect the latest evidence-based research from human trials. Their probiotics are human-sourced strains, proven in human clinical trials and cover a comprehensive product range.
For more information on HMF Replete Powder, please consult with our nutritionist (see Contact Us) or your health practitioner.
Supplement Facts Serving Size ½ Sachet (10 g)/ Servings per Container 14
Each Serving Contains
Calories 25 calories Total Carbohydrate 9 g Dietary Fiber 5 g Sugars 4 g
Recommended Adult Dosage: In a glass, add water to ½ sachet of HMF Replete and mix. Take once daily with a meal, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
Total potency per sachet may be up to 170 billion CFU's.
Guaranteed to contain no added wheat, starch, gluten, soy, artificial coloring or flavoring, antimicrobial preservatives, dairy or animal products. Ideal for vegans.
If you have an immune compromised condition, do not use. If you are experiencing nausea, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea or severe abdominal pain, consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use. If symptoms of digestive upset occur, worsen or persist beyond three days, discontinue use and consult your healthcare practitioner.
Quality Assurance Safety-sealed for your protection and for product freshness. Do not use if sachet is opened. Refrigeration of this product is recommended to prolong shelf life. Label claim will be met if unrefrigerated up to three months.
CLINICALLY PROVEN STRAINS Human MicroFlora (HMF) probiotic strains are research-driven and clinically proven in randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human trials at 25 billion CFU per day. Proprietary non-pathogenic human-sourced microflora bacterial strains are utilized as they have strong epithelial adherence and a naturally high tolerance to stomach acid.
Are HMF products shipped with an ice pack? Not from October - May. Genestra's freeze drying technology meets 100% label claims when shipped with ice or no ice during temps less than 90 degree's F. The manufacturer states that it is not necessary to ship the HMF products with an ice pack for these reasons:
Genestra has added in 40% more probiotic than what the label guarantees per bottle. For example, HMF Intensive is guaranteed to have 25 billion CFU per serving, but there are 35 billion present at time of manufacturing and it is kept frozen until shipping.
You will receive your HMF probiotic directly from the distributor in about 2-3 days UPS Ground. This product is very fresh and has not been sitting around on our shelves.
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 1 months at room temperature. 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.
Where are the bacterial strains derived from? Using laboratory procedures many years ago, hundreds of different bacterial strains were isolated from a healthy human intestinal wall sample. They were separated out, and each one was reproduced to make huge batches for testing via scientific trials. (Lab procedures only require one cell sample to reproduce large quantities for testing and production over the years). Research indicated that these four of the hundreds of available cultures were the most beneficial strains with health promoting properties. These were the ones which held up strong during 15 years of testing, thus they were used as the probiotic strains in all the HMF products. These human strains are far superior to dairy or animal strains since the body recognizes these probiotics as "self" and allows better implantation. Read more about them here.
References: 1. Saulnier, N, Zocco, MA, Di Caro, S, Gasbarrini, G, Gasbarrini, A. Probiotics and small bowel mucosa: Molecular aspects of their interactions. Genes & Nutrition. 2006; 1(2): 107-116. 2. Nagpal, R, Yadav, H, Kumar, M, Jain, S, Yamashiro, Y, Marotta, F. (2013). Chapter 1. Probiotics, Prebiotics and Synbiotics. In Otles, S. (Ed.), Probiotics and Prebiotics in Food, Nutrition and Health (pp. 1-24). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 3. Plummer, SF, Garaiova, I, Sarvotham, T, Cottrell, SL, Le Scouiller, S, Weaver, MA, Tang, J, Dee, P, Hunter, J. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 2005; 26: 6974.
Summer Shipping/Delivery Schedule JUN - SEPT. (Saturday delivery is not available) (Orders received after 1pm EST will be processed the next day)
Monday by 1pm EST
Ground shipping - delivery on Thursday 2nd day shipping - delivery on Wednesday Overnight - delivery on Tuesday
Tuesday by 1pm EST
Ground shipping - delivery on Friday 2nd day shipping - delivery on Thursday Overnight - delivery on Wednesday
Wednesday by 1pm EST - only 2nd day & overnight orders will be processed. Orders received after 1pm or which have ground shipping, will be held until the following Monday.
2nd day - delivery on Friday Overnight - delivery on Thursday
Thursday by 1pm EST - only Overnight orders will be processed. Orders received after 1pm or which have ground shipping or 2nd day, will be held until the following Monday.
Overnight - delivery Friday
Friday - ALL HEAT SENSITIVE ORDERS RECEIVED ON FRIDAY WILL BE HELD FOR SHIPPING UNTIL THE FOLLOWING MONDAY.
Should I request a cold pack? From June-Sept, we recommend requesting an cold pack at check out as the cold pack helps keep the interior package temperature cooler during the hot travel months. Between Sept - May requesting a cold pack is optional, but you may want to do so if shipping to a hot climate (over 85 degrees F). After extensive product testing with the freeze drying technology performed by Genestra, it was concluded that the cold pack did not make a difference during shipping since the product potency was still well over 100% label claim when shipped with ice or no ice. The manufacturer states that it is less necessary to ship the HMF products with an cold pack for these reasons: 1. Genestra has added in >40% more probiotic than what the label guarantees per bottle. For example, HMF Forte is guaranteed to have 10 billion CFU's per serving, but there are 18-20 billion present at time of manufacturing and it is kept frozen until shipping. 2. The probiotics to last up to 3 months at room temperature holding their GUARANTEED minimum potency on label! 3. You will receive your HMF probiotic directly from the manufacturer or our distributor in about 3-5 days. This product is very fresh and has not been sitting around on our shelves.
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 3 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.
Reviewed by Liza from bc.
This is good product I am highly recommended
Worth a try
Reviewed by Rachel from Robson Valley, BC.
Easy and pleasant to take. I cannot definitively prove that it did anything for me. However, taking the following into consideration, I would take it again:-
1). There is irrefutable evidence that gut biota have a profound effect on one's health.
2). Grocery store probiotics contain only a very small number of bacteria relative to the trillions in your gut and the bacteria are from non-animal sources and only a single species. The Genestra products contain a much greater quantity and the bacteria are cultured from human sources and contain several species.
Some authorities believe that everyone's gut has a distinct gut flora composition to which it will usually eventually return after any perturbation. It seems to be a matter of faith whether taking probiotics orally will change anything in the long term. But if you think it will, or if you are suffering such that you are ready to try probiotics, then Genestra products are the way to go unless you want to try a faecal inoculation from a healthy human donor.
The small numbers of single non-human bacteria in grocery store probiotic drinks and yogurts will not do anything for you whereas Genestra probiotics just might.
Highly recommended for extra sensitive systems
Reviewed by Jacinte from Victoria.
This product has been most effective at neutralizing the nasty side effects I seem to always experience with antibiotics. I am not able to use a lot of over the counter probiotics but this one in particular seems to agree with me no problem ... thanks Genestra
HMF Replete Does Not Disappoint!
Reviewed by Great Product! from Vancouver, BC.
This product is amazing. I've been having issues with my bladder and HMF replete helped me with the bladder symptoms which the doctors all say I do not have a bladder infection but I seem to have all the symtoms.
Fixed thrush for me an my nursing baby
Reviewed by Tina M. from Phoenixville, PA.
Thank you, your product was great & helped to clear a thrush issue I was having with nursing my infant who also had thrush. I am happy to say I don't need any further assistance!
Reviewed by Edith from Brighton, ON.
This product was recommended to us by a holistic veterinarian for our dog to prevent side effects of cancer treatments. It seems to work well. Super fast shipping.
Reviewed by Paola from Kingston, ON.
Great quality and very effective! Shipping was so fast!
Reviewed by Sue from Victoria.
Shipping time is excellent, and the product is very effective for digestive regulation.
Great product, fast shipping
Reviewed by LDrgon from Vancouver, BC.
This probiotic works fantastic and does not compare to others. Recently helped a fried avoid the sideaffects of antibiotics. Great to find a supplier that ships and reduce trips to the naturopath!
Reviewed by Monika from Cambridge, Ontario.
This is the favorite probiotic for myself and my family. We all have IBD issues and this is the only product that has worked consistently for us.
Reviewed by Janice from Ontario, Canada.
I'm a believer! My guts LOVE your probiotic, as do I!
Reviewed by LEW from Nova Scotia.
Have used this product for years after I finish a course of antibiotiics. Words wonderfully.
Reviewed by paul worby from tofield, ab.
Reviewed by B.B. from Regina.
I bought it for someone else.. I'll get back to you on the results.
Reviewed by Ricki from Rockwood, ON.
I really think this product did some good for my gut. Customer service is excellent.
Reviewed by Dave from Ontario, Canada.
This is, far and away, the best probiotic supplement available on the market today. The price is reasonable, the service is good. I''m really glad I ordered from Rockwell
Worked for my yeast infection!
Reviewed by Heather from Columbia, MO.
I really like this product, I was amazed at how it worked so well for my yeast infection.