Frequently Asked Questions
Flora Balance
Candida Control Kits/Candida
What is bacillus laterosporus BOD? Can I take more than the recommended dose?
Is it safe? What if I don’t have candida?
Is it dairy free, gluten free, animal free? How long should I use the Candida Control Kits?
Can children use it? What is die-off?
What is the difference between the capsules and the powder? How can I reduce the effects of die-off?
Can I open a capsule for topical use? Is there a guarantee?
Should I take it while taking anti-biotics? How do I know if my health problems are candida related?
What is the recommended dosage? What is an anti-candida diet?
What are the ingredients?
  What does Biotin do?
  What does Ultimate Acidophilus Plus do?
   
Flora Balance
What is bacillus laterosporus BOD?
Bacillus laterosporus BOD is a unique soil based organism (SBO) which has a strong inhibitory effect on a number of pathogens including the fungus candida albicans, and many bacterial pathogens including e. coli, salmonella and streptococcus faecalis. It was discovered in a pristine area of Iceland in the late 1980’s where it was responsible for the unusual health of local vegetables grown there and of the residents who consumed them.

It is a transient organism in the human digestive tract that enjoys a complex symbiotic relationship with the residents of the digestive tract that can dramatically influence the health and well-being of your entire body. Bacillus laterosporus BOD is a patented organism only available in Flora Balance, Latero Flora and Mind and Body Formula.

Is it safe?
Bacillus laterosporus was safety tested in 1986. The results showed no oral toxicity with bacillus laterosporus BOD at doses of 5 grams per kilogram bodyweight which is equivalent to 2000 Flora Balance capsules/day for a person weighing 170 lbs. Applied Biological Sciences Laboratory concluded that the Bacillus was not harmful to any human being and that “no further oral testing was required”.
Is it dairy free, gluten free, animal free?
Flora Balance, Ultimate Acidophilus Plus and GRL Biotin are free of dairy, gluten and animal substances.
Can children use it?
Flora Balance is safe for children including infants. It is recommended that children take ½ the suggested adult dose.

What is the difference between the capsules and the powder?
The significant difference is that Flora Balance powder dissolves easily in water due to the use of malto-dextrin filler. A water-based solution of Flora Balance is useful for topical applications for skin conditions due to fungal infections including athlete’s foot, fungus nails, diaper rash some forms of psoriasis. Some individuals find it useful to reduce the effects of acne.

Flora Balance powder is more effective for Oral Thrush, rinse and then swallow, you can also brush with it. It can also be used as a colonic implant and vaginal douche.

Can I open a capsule for topical use?
Unfortunately this does not work very well, the rice flour makes more of a paste in water, we recommend that you use Flora Balance powder instead.
Should I take it while taking anti-biotics?
Taking Flora Balance and Ultimate Acidophilus Plus while taking anti-biotics can help prevent destruction of the normal flora in the digestive tract.
What is the recommended dosage?
The recommended therapeutic dosage of Flora Balance is 2 capsules/day or 1 teaspoon/day of the Flora Balance powder. The recommended maintenance dose of Flora Balance is 1 capsule/day or 1/2 teaspoon/day of the Flora Balance powder.
What are the ingredients?
Flora Balance capsules: bacillus laterosporus BOD, rice flour filler in vegetable capsules.
Flora Balance powder: bacillus laterosporus BOD, Maltodextrin filler. Ultimate Acidophilus Plus capsules: lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, bacillus coagulans, rice flour filler in vegetable capsules.

 
Candida Control Kits/Candida
Can I take more than the recommended dose?
Flora Balance is safe at higher doses. Dr. Corsello in her booklet “Bacillus Laterosporus BOD…” suggests doubling the dose to 2 capsules or 1 teaspoon of powder morning and night. We recommend that you begin at the suggested therapeutic dose of 2 capusles or 1 teaspoon of powder / day for a week or so before considering increasing your dose of Flora Balance. This will give you a chance to assess the severity of any die-off reaction that you may experience before risking an even more severe die-off reaction. Doubling the dose will probably accelerate your rate of recovery from candida, however there is a limit to how fast your body can heal.
What if I don’t have candida?
There is no harm in taking Flora Balance, Ultimate Acidophilus Plus or GRL Biotin. There are other benefits to taking Flora Balance and Ultimate Acidophilus Plus. Flora Balance is destructive of other pathogens, provides relief from digestive problems in most cases and augments the immune system. Ultimate Acidophilus Plus helps restore healthy intestinal flora.
How long should I use the Candida Control Kits?
Use our Candida Control Kits until your symptoms are under control. For many with mild candida problems one month may be sufficient. For more severe candida symptoms 2-3 months on the kits is usually sufficient. We recommend that you use Flora Balance capsules on a preventative maintenance program of 1 capsule / day for several months after discontinuing use of the Candida Control Kits.
What is die-off?
Candida has been documented to produce 79 distinct toxins, some of which are poisonous alcohols. These toxins are continually leaked into the host’s system due to the normal metabolism of candida albicans. When candida dies from taking Flora Balance a much larger amount of these toxins are dumped into the body resulting in an overload of the body’s ability to eliminate these toxins. The result may be a worsening of your existing symptoms, mild flu-like symptoms
How can I reduce the effects of die-off?
You can reduce the effects of die-off by helping your body detox. Some widely accepted means are: plenty of liquids especially water, a high fiber diet (psyllium is a good option), exercise, water therapy including hot tubs, steam bath’s and sauna’s. A number of supplements including Vitamin C, Milk Thistle, N-Acetyl Cysteine are believed to help the body detoxify.
Is there a guarantee?
We offer a 30 day unconditional guarantee. If you are dissatisfied with your results for any reason, you may return the unused portion/empty bottles for a refund of the purchase price.
How do I know if my health problems are candida related?
We recommend that you complete the Candida Questionnaire that was created by Dr. William G. Crook. We received the following correspondence from Dr. Crook regarding using the questionnaire for determining if your health problems are yeast related.
What is an anti-candida diet?
We recommend eliminating sugar and reducing simple carbohydrates, foods that feed candida. Some individuals are sensitive to yeast containing foods due to their immune system response to candida albicans, in this case it can be beneficial to reduce yeast containing or fermented foods, vinegar, cole slaw, beer, wine, cheese, pistachios etc. You can find several good books regarding candida diets in our bookstore.
What is thrush?
Thrush is a white coating, which in most cases is actually the fungus candida albicans, it can occur as oral or vaginal thrush.
What does Biotin do?
Biotin was found to limit the systemic or fungal growth of candida albicans causing it to revert to the yeast form when present in optimal quantities in the laboratory. We believe that 5 mg of Biotin daily is adequate to stop the systemic growth of candida.
What does Ultimate Acidophilus Plus do?
Ultimate Acidophilus Plus repopulates your digestive tract with two superior forms of lactobacilli, l. acidophilus DDS-1 and l. sporogenes after the candida is killed by Flora Balance. This is an important step to returning your digestive system to normal health.
 

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