HMF Forte provides two strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus (CUL-60), Bifidobacterium bifidum (CUL-20) and Bifidobacterium animalis supsp. lactis (CUL-34) (formerly Bifidobacterium lactis), along with fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) to specifically assist in re-establishing and maintaining a normal intestinal microflora. Studies show that an overgrowth of opportunistic pathogens leads to a compromised immune system, resulting from immunosuppressive and toxic influences such as impure water supply, antibiotics, processed foods, pesticides and stress. Stress upsets the delicate balance of the intestinal flora and imbalances of friendly bacteria, leading to autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. HMF Forte is a high-level maintenance probiotic formula indicated for individuals who use antibiotics, oral contraceptives, steroids and hormonal replacement therapy, and for extreme fatigue, allergies, yeast overgrowth, stress, hypercholesterolemia and indigestion. HMF Forte is highly recommended for long-term maintenance in individuals who are immuno-compromised. The capsules are 100% pure vegetable-sourced. Product ideal for vegans.