New Probiotic Plus is a significantly improved formula, designed to help balance the intestinal flora of both adults and children. It contains 9 different probiotic strains plus a small amount of the prebiotic FOS. Why have we chosen several strains of bacteria? The more complementary active strains which are present, the greater the beneficial activity in the intestine. Our former Probiotic Plus had 4 strains and was very effective for many years. However, there are many more environmental factors prevalent today which adversely affect the balance of probiotic bacteria in our intestine, making it ideal to have more of the naturally-occurring strains available in probiotic supplements. Our New, 9-strain product has been developed with this in mind. New Probiotic Plus contains a small amount of FOS plus the following strains of probiotic bacteria: R Lactobacillus acidophilus R Lactobacillus rhamnosus R Lactococcus lactis R Bifidobacterium Breve R Bifidobacterium Bifidum R Bifidobacterium longum R Streptococcus thermophilus R Lactobacillus casei R Lactobacillus plantarum The blend of lactobacilli, lactococci, streptococci and bifidobacteria together allows for the probiotic effects together to be exerted in both the distal end of the small intestine and throughout the colon, thus balancing the whole intestinal flora. Moreover, since the probiotic effect is strain-dependent, with each strain serving a specific inhibition purpose, these 9 probiotic strains combined act synergistically to combat intestinal infections and to stimulate the body's natural defences. There are 3 billion active probiotic bacteria in each capsule which are stable at room temperature for a year.