Enteric coating: A protective covering on supplements that allows them to pass through the stomach unaltered and to disintegrate in the intestines. Multibionta caplets have an enteric coating so that the probiotics, vitamins, and minerals reach the gut (intestines) unaltered.
Flora: The microorganisms (as bacteria or fungi) living in or on the body. Gut flora refers to the healthy bacteria living in the intestines.
Gut: A common term to describe the digestive system, specifically the intestines.
Immunity: A condition of being able to resist a particular disease, especially by preventing bad bacteria from taking hold.
Minerals: Inorganic elements, such as calcium, iron, and zinc, which are essential to the nutrition of humans and are required in small quantities in the diet. They are found in a wide variety of foods you eat, but deficiencies can lead to the onset of chronic conditions.
Probiotics: A dietary supplement or food that contains live bacteria, which is taken to restore beneficial bacteria to the gut. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that promote good health. In sufficient quantities, probiotics help boost the immune system and protect the digestive system.
Vitamins: Organic substances that are required by the body for optimal health. Small quantities of vitamins are required each day to ensure that our metabolism runs smoothly. Vitamins are also responsible for many important biological processes in the body, from building red blood cells to keeping skin and bones healthy.
[Note: all definitions adapted (simplified) from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mplusdictionary.html]