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Upsher-Smith kicks off national rollout of Provella
June 25th, 2012
MAPLE GROVE, Minn. – Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc. is under way with the nationwide launch of Provella, a probiotic dietary supplement designed for women to promote digestive, feminine and immune health.
The company said Monday that Provella helps restore and maintain the balance of good bacteria to support digestive and vaginal health via a proprietary combination of six bacteria strains: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus reuteri and Bifidobacterium bifidum.
Taken orally once a day, Provella is available without a prescription behind the pharmacy counter at drug stores across the country and online at Drugstore.com.
"With the introduction of Provella, we're pleased to offer women a probiotic supplement that contains a unique blend of beneficial bacteria to promote digestive, feminine and immune health," commented Gregory Gilmet, senior medical director for medical affairs at Upsher-Smith. "As our portfolio of women's products continues to expand, so does our commitment to helping women achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle."
Upsher-Smith added that the patented, controlled-release technology in Provella helps protect its good bacteria from harsh stomach acid and ensure that active bacteria get to the intestines where they can begin working. The company said that according to the National Institutes of Health, good bacteria that typically reside in the intestines may help the body defend itself against infection and maintain proper digestive health.