Proprietary Blend of Five Live Probiotic Strains Shown to Help Reduce Severity and Frequency of Common, Occasional GI Symptoms*
Now Rolling out to Major U.S. Retailers
LAVAL, QC, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) ("Bausch Health") today announced the U.S. launch of its novel daily over-the-counter probiotic supplement, ENVIVE™. ENVIVE™ is shown to help reduce the severity and frequency of five occasional gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms - diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating and discomfort - and help strengthen and protect the digestive system by strengthening the gut barrier. ENVIVE™ is proven to help relieve these occasional GI symptoms in as little as two weeks.*
"The launch of ENVIVE™ is another key example of Bausch Health's continued focus on bringing new products to market that help fulfill patients' needs," said Joseph C. Papa, chairman and CEO, Bausch Health. "Research indicates that approximately 61% of Americans have experienced one or more GI symptoms in the past week.1 Leveraging our scientific knowledge and legacy of innovation in GI research, we specifically developed and clinically tested ENVIVE™ to offer consumers a new preservative-free, multi-strain probiotic designed to help relieve five occasional GI symptoms."
In a healthy gut, probiotics or live organisms, help maintain a healthy balance of "good" and "bad" bacteria. Stress and poor diet, among other causes, can disrupt this balance, which can negatively affect overall digestive health. Probiotic supplements contain "good" bacteria that, when consumed, can help restore the balance and may help protect the GI tract from harmful microorganisms that can negatively affect digestion and gut function. In a four-week study, participants taking ENVIVE™ experienced a reduction in the severity and frequency of five occasional GI symptoms at both weeks two and four, and 85% reported improved overall GI well-being. ENVIVE™ was also shown to help strengthen the gut barrier.
"Many of my patients experience common, occasional GI disturbances due to stress, poor diet or other lifestyle factors, particularly in today's difficult times," said Reed B. Hogan, II, M.D., a gastroenterologist from GI Associates & Endoscopy Center, Flowood, Miss. "Only ENVIVE™ has this unique blend of five clinically studied probiotic strains that have been shown to help strengthen the digestive system and reduce occasional GI symptoms."*
ENVIVE™ will be available for purchase at most national retailers, including Target, CVS, Kroger, Walmart, Rite Aid and Amazon, and will have a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $16.99 (15-count).
About Bausch Health
Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) is a global company whose mission is to improve people's lives with our health care products. We develop, manufacture and market a range of pharmaceutical, medical device and over-the-counter products, primarily in the therapeutic areas of eye health, gastroenterology and dermatology. We are delivering on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health. More information can be found at www.bauschhealth.com.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
- Almario CV, Ballal ML, Chey WD, et al. Burden of gastrointestinal symptoms in the United States: results of a nationally representative survey of over 71,000 Americans. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018;113(11):1701-1710. doi:10.1038/s41395-018-0256-8.
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