BioVi’s proprietary probiotic blend was discovered in Europe where the Italian military used it to prevent their troops from contracting dysentery while on duty. Research revealed that the product was only available in Italy and was incredibly resistant to antibiotics. Antibiotics will quickly kill the good bacteria provided by the body and most other probiotics, therefore rendering them useless. This is not the case with BioVi’s lactic yeast probiotic since it continues to work effectively during antibiotic therapy. In addition to being resilient, BioVi continues to provide its benefits longer than other probiotics as studies have shown BioVi probiotics to survive 5-7 days in the intestinal tract.
Since BioVi’s strain of probiotic is different than other probiotic supplements on the market today, BioVi doesn’t boast a high CFU (colony-forming unit) count. This is because the makeup of bacteria in your intestinal tract, like your fingerprint, is unique to you. No one has the same makeup, yet other probiotic companies administer billions of the most common strains of probiotics hoping that they will have some effect on your unique body make-up. BioVi takes a different approach by naturally encouraging your body to generate beneficial bacteria that you need to maintain a good bacterial balance for optimal health.
Feeding BioVi’s resilient probiotic is a prebiotic, inulin sourced from the chicory root. Prebiotics are compounds that promote the growth or activity of beneficial microorganisms already existing naturally in your body. The most common example of this is within the gastrointestinal tract where the prebiotic ferments. Prebiotic fermentation aids probiotic growth because probiotics feed off this type of environment.
In addition to being a beneficial probiotic that has numerous special characteristics where typical probiotics fall short, BioVi has been designed to help improve digestion and nutrient absorption in your body while building a protective barrier in the GI tract. BioVi strives to create a protective mucosal barrier on the intestinal wall because our probiotic survives stomach acids better than most probiotics.