HMF™ Forte is a unique combination of four strains of proprietary, human-sourced probiotics that help to promote gastrointestinal health in adults and children. Included in this blend are two strains of Lactobacilli acidophilus (CUL-60 & CUL-21), Bifidobacterium bifidum (CUL-20), and Bifidobacterium animalis, subsp. lactis (CUL-34) to promote colonization in both the small and large intestines. Supplementation with large numbers of a combination of microorganisms will help maximize intestinal colonization, supporting the growth of beneficial bacteria. Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria, the most commonly used probiotics, help colonize the intestines and mediate the permeability of epithelial cells. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study involving 138 adults, supplementation with the probiotic combination contained in HMF™ Forte was found to reduce the incidence of occasional diarrhea in adults taking antibiotics. In addition to this research-driven probiotic blend, HMF™ Forte also provides fructooligosaccharides (FOS), a prebiotic fiber to support the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestines. This convenient shelf-stable format has guaranteed potency to expiry and may improve patient compliance.