What is Spore Flora?
Spore Flora is a broad-spectrum, spore-based probiotic used to optimize gastrointestinal health. It contains soil-based microorganisms that are found in the earth, from the Bacillus family (bacillus coagulans, bacillus subtilis, bacillus clausii). Spore-forming probiotics, unlike most traditional probiotics, remain stable and resistant to the low pH of stomach acid, resulting in the delivery of more intact probiotics to the intestines.*
What are the benefits of Spore Flora?
Spore Flora contains five targeted Bacillus strains, which have the natural ability to produce a multitude of enzymes, secretory proteins (proteins secreted by cells), antimicrobial compounds, vitamins, and carotenoids (beneficial antioxidants).* This spore-based probiotic formula is designed to assist with digestion and nutrient absorption, stimulate the microflore balance in the intestines, support immune function, promote regular bowel movements, and aid bowel health.
What is the recommended dose?
The recommended dose is one capsule per day.
When should I take it?
This supplement should be taken with a meal.
Can it be taken with thyroid medications?
Spore Flora should be taken at least 30 to 60 minutes away from thyroid medications. Testing your thyroid hormone levels every 30-90 days to see if a medication adjustment is needed, is recommended.
How long can I take Spore Flora for?
Spore Flora can be taken for one month or long-term.
Are there any side effects that I should be aware of when taking Spore Flora?
Spore Flora may cause gastrointestinal side effects such as epigastric discomfort, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, rumbling, bloating, diarrhea, flatulence, and/or burping.
Consult with a physician before use if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Avoid if taking the following medications: antibiotics+ and/or blood thinners.
+Spore Flora is a formulation of spore-based probiotics. The recommendation to avoid taking probiotics while taking antibiotics is based on the fact that antibiotics could reduce the effectiveness of probiotics. However, research shows that taking probiotics while taking antibiotics can help prevent diarrhea which may result from the use of antibiotics. To prevent destruction of probiotic activity, it is recommended to take probiotics and antibiotics at least two hours apart from one another. (2, 3)
- Natural Medicines Therapeutic Research Collaboration. https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/. Accessed March 1, 2022.
- Hempel S, Newberry SJ, Maher AR, et al. Probiotics for the prevention and treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhea: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA. 2012;307(18):1959-1969. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.3507
- Probiotics for digestive health. Pharmacist’s Letter. 2006;7(22):220704.