Floraphage

Floraphage for Digestive Health

The human digestive tract contains trillions of microorganisms that constantly compete for space and nutrients. This system can be highly susceptible to attacks from harmful bacteria, which can result in digestive discomfort and a weakened immune system. It is therefore important for beneficial bacteria to outperform these harmful bacteria so that proper intestinal balance and overall good health can be achieved. Unfortunately the opposite can sometimes occur, in which aggressive strains of harmful bacteria outgrow and consume more resources than the beneficial bacteria. This phenomenon can be associated with poor health, abdominal discomfort, and bacterial infections. To combat these intestinal imbalances and their damaging effects, Floraphage has been developed to maintain a good balance of healthy bacteria in the highly sensitive digestive ecosystem.

Why Floraphage?

Floraphage was designed to support the proliferation of beneficial bacteria throughout the gastrointestinal tract in order to maintain optimal digestive and immune health. Floraphage was tested in conjunction with four popular probiotic supplements to determine its ability to increase the potency or growth of each respective product. The average increase in CFU activity, which is the measurement of probiotic bacteria growth, for the four products was 2400% versus control (growth without the use of Floraphage). Floraphage is an excellent product to take in conjunction with a probiotic to maximize the benefits of supplemented beneficial bacteria. It is also helpful for those who do not take probiotics in order to maximize indigenous bacteria growth.

*Floraphage and Beneficial Bacteria

Floraphage was able to increase the growth rate of supplemented probiotics by an average of 24x compared to control.*

*Each product was grown in a nutrient-rich broth to mimic normal digestive conditions, until each products bacteria reached a specified value using optical density (OD). OD measures the amount of light that is able to scatter through a mixture, and was simply used to verify that the bacteria for each product had started to divide (grow). Once each product reached an OD of .2 (that simply indicated that the bacteria were growing and no longer dormant), a one milliliter sampling of each product was grown with Floraphage and without (control). Each of the four tested products showed improvement when grown with Floraphage. 1 Jarro-Dophilus EPS is a registered trademark of Jarrow Formulas, Inc. and has no affiliation with Arthur Andrew Medical. 2 Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics is a registered trademark of Essential Formulas, Inc. and has no affiliation with Arthur Andrew Medical. 3 PB 8 is a registered trademark of Nutrition Now, Inc. and has no affiliation with Arthur Andrew Medical.

What is Floraphage?

Floraphage is a bacteriophage (or phage), which is a microscopic protein that allows good bacteria to proliferate within the digestive tract. Floraphage functions as a prebiotic food source for these beneficial organisms.

Phages are everywhere, in our food, in the water we drink, on and in our bodies, and pretty much anywhere else imaginable. They are actually the most abundant naturally occurring organisms on earth. Phages have been safely used for over 90 years in the food supply and as a therapy to allow good bacteria to proliferate in the human body. Floraphage is the first dietary supplement formula to utilize these amazing microscopic proteins.

How Does Floraphage Work?

Floraphage provides additional space and food for good bacteria in order for them to have substantial growth in the digestive tract. In doing so, Floraphage allows good bacteria to dominate the digestive tract.

Since Floraphage forces the release of nutrients from certain bacteria, it inherently acts as a two-phase super-prebiotic. During the first phase, Floraphage selectively attaches to certain bacteria, creating space along the intestinal wall. The second phase occurs organically when these bacteria burst open and release prebiotic nutrients. Prebiotics help beneficial bacteria grow faster than harmful bacteria. More specifically, prebiotics are natural sources of nutrients that provide benefit by stimulating the growth and activity of good bacteria in the digestive tract. Prebiotic supplements have historically been made up of some type of fiber or sugar, which have been known to lead to gas and bloating. Floraphage is not comprised of fiber or sugars, so the potential for digestive distress is eliminated while providing its super-prebiotic benefits.

How Safe is Floraphage?

Floraphage represents a tiny fraction of the total phages contained in the body, as the gut is a natural habitat for bacteria and phages. Floraphage does not contain genetic elements that are harmful to humans. Furthermore, Floraphage is not constructed in a manner that would enable it to negatively impact any beneficial bacteria. Therefore, Floraphage presents no harm to the natural microbial flora of the intestine. 

Benefits of Floraphage Include:

  • Increases the potency of any probiotic
  • Does not cause digestive discomfort
  • Can be taken alone or in combination with a probiotic
  • Starts working immediately


Suggested Use

Directions: Take 1-2 capsules daily with 8 oz of water or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.* Floraphage may also be taken with your favorite probiotic formula like Syntol AMD.

Safety and Efficacy: We consume Bacteriophages every day. They have been used in agriculture for years as a gentle and non-toxic way to control the overgrowth of certain bacteria.

Warning: Do not take this product without the consent of your physician if you are currently taking anti-coagulants or if you are pregnant or nursing.

When is the best time to take Floraphage?

Floraphage can be taken at anytime, with or without food. Phage are not nearly as susceptible to acid and temperature changes as probiotic organisms. Based on this fact, we recommend that the product be taken whenever it's most convenient.

Can I take Floraphage with other supplements?

Floraphage can be taken with other supplements. We have not seen any adverse reactions with Floraphage, either on its own or in combination with other supplements.

How long does it take for Floraphage to work?

Everybody is different, but according to our in vitro testing, Floraphage should start working within hours of the first dose. However, benefits that can be "felt" will likely take anywhere from 3-4 weeks. Some may experience immediate benefits while others may take longer, but its value to one's health is far-reaching.


Frequently Asked Questions

Floraphage is a bacteriophage (or phage), which is a microscopic protein that allows good bacteria to dominate the digestive tract. It accomplishes this by releasing more phage and nutrients once it has attached to a bacteria host. This resulting nutrients known as prebiotics is released for our good bacteria to feed on.
  1. Effective in small doses (15mg) within hours (not days)
  2. It functions in both the small and large intestines
  3. Supports urinary tract health
  4. It does not cause flatulence like other prebiotics
  5. Not affected by varying gut environments
  6. Works with all probiotic species
Floraphage provides additional space and food for good bacteria in order for them to have substantial growth in the digestive tract. In doing so, Floraphage allows good bacteria to dominate the digestive tract.
The Probiotic containing products below showed significant growth when combined with Floraphage compared to growth without Floraphage.
  • Syntol AMD (Arthur Andrew Medical)
  • Dr. Ohirras Probiotics
  • Jarro-Dophilus EPS
  • PB-8
The bacteria below showed significant growth when combined with Floraphage compared to growth without Floraphage.
  • B. bifidum
  • B. breve
  • B. animalis
  • B. longum
  • L. acidophilus
  • L. paracasei
  • L. casei
  • L. rhamnosus
  • Lc. lactis
  • B. subtilis
The formula is vegetarian and vegan in accordance with the guidelines of the American Vegetarian Association.
The phages are not genetically engineered organisms as defined by the National Organic Standards Board. Genetically engineered is defined as follows: Made with techniques that alter the molecular or cellular biology of an organism by means that are not possible under natural conditions or processes. Genetic engineering includes recombinant DNA, cell fusion, micro-and macro-encapsulation, gene deletion and doubling, introducing a foreign gene, and changing the position of genes. It shall not include breeding, conjugation, fermentation, hybridization, in-vitro fertilization, and tissue culture.
Yes, the phages within Floraphage are Generally Recognized as Safe.

Support Normal Urinary Tract Health

Urinary Tract Health is influenced by many different types of bacteria that humans consume in food everyday. Floraphage supports normal urinary tract health by freeing up necessary and high quality nutrients that allow good bacteria to proliferate and dominate the digestive tract. Floraphage does this by forcing certain bacteria to release nutrients for probiotics to feed on. Floraphage makes any probiotic formula at least 24x more potent.