According to the United States National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, a probiotic is defined as “living microorganisms that are intended to have health benefits when consumed or applied to the body” 

Although we respect and appreciate this definition, we think of probiotics as: healthy and good bacteria, that, when taken daily, can improve your intestinal flora and keep your digestion process running smoothly and you feeling better everyday. 

In general, probiotics can support the primary three following areas:

1. Overall digestive health – by adding “good bacteria” to your stomach, probiotics improve how well your body can digest food which makes you feel better (indigestion does not feel too great)

2. Immune system support
– Probiotics can help strengthen your immune system primarily by supporting a strong immune response when necessary for the body. Immune response in the human body is generally initiated following exposure to foreign substances or damage to tissue. Using probiotics, we can put your intestinal microbiota in a state of homeostasis (normal state). This better supports your immune system to 1) fight any pathogens in your body, 2) promote cell survival, 3) enhance cell barrier function, 4) and stimulate protective responses from intestinal cells.

You can read a detail scientific report from the University of Vanderbilt here:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4006993/


3. Fight Antibiotics
– If you are sick, your doctor might prescribe you anti-biotics. Although these antibiotics can be helpful in killing harmful bacteria in your system from a virus, anti-biotics will also kill good bacteria in your stomach that aid the digestion process. This is where the magic of probiotics can come into play, by supplementing your body with sufficient amounts of healthy and good bacteria.

First, we’ll explain the science of probiotics in simple terms, and then point to published reports that offer a more detailed analysis behind the science aspect of probiotics.

In your gut, you have a highly complex community of microorganisms, also known as your gut “flora”. Most of this flora is located in your large intestine or colon, which is the last part of your digestive tract. 

Your gut performs many crucial function for your body, including producing vitamins that cells throughout your entire body need

This flora also take fibers found in your intensive (from foods that you eat) and turn them into short chain fats that serve the important function of strengthening your stomach lining which can help prevent unwanted pathogens and strengthen immune response

Many studies show that diet has a major impact on the bacteria in your gut, and that an “unbalanced gut flora” is linked to various types of disease.

One of the most important things to know about probiotics is that there are thousands of different types or “strains” that all have a different impact on the body. For example, not all lactobacillus strains are the same or have the same impact on the human gut, so it is very important to know what exact strains that you are looking at when investing in a probiotic supplement. Each type of probiotic will have numbers and or letters following the main type (ie. Lactobacillucus or Bifidobacterium). You should make sure that the probiotics strains you invest in are patented and proven effective in the human body.

Our patented formula combines in equal amounts the following probiotic strains:

1. Lactobacillus Acidophilus (La-14)

This probiotic is one that is already naturally found in your intestines. It produces lactic acid by creating an enzyme called lactase. Lactase is a compound that breaks down lactose, a sugar, which is commonly found in milk, into lactic acid.

 

Different variation of this strain can be found naturally in certain fermented foods such as miso soup, tempeh and sauerkraut.

 

Studies have shown the following primary positive impacts from this strain:

1. Lowered cholesterol

2. Limiting diarrhea

3. Limiting Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Boosting your immune system

 

 

2. Bifidobacterium Lactis (BI-04)

 

The overall Bifidobacterium species is one that is, similar to Lactobacillus Acidophilus, found naturally in your intestines. This species is part of the lactic acid family of bacteria, which are also found in fermented foods such as yogurt and cheese.

 

Studies have shown the following primary positive impacts from this strain:

1. Immune System Support

2. Limiting of diarrhea

3. Limiting Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

 

 

3. Lactobacillus Planterum (Lp-115)

 

Lactobacillus Planterum, as its name suggests is part of the overall Lactobacillus family of bacteria. As noted above, this family of bacteria is naturally found in your intestines and produces lactic acid by creating an enzyme called lactase. Lactase is a compound that breaks down lactose, a sugar, which is commonly found in milk, into lactic acid.

 

Studies have shown the following primary positive impacts from this strain:

1. Limiting of Diarrhea

2. Immune System Support 3. Decrease Constipation

 

 

4. Lactobacillus Paracasei (Lpc-37)

 

Similar to Lactobacillus Planterum, Lactobacillus Paracasei is naturally found in the human intestines.

Studies have shown the following primary positive impacts from this strain:

1. Limiting of Diarrhea 2. Immune System Support

 

It is important to note that these probiotics work independent of each other and while helping the most common issues of digestion such as diarrhea and constipation, while helping your immune system gain strength in the process. After all, your health all starts from your gut!

Ahh yes the classic mix-up between a probiotic and a pre-biotic, after all they sounds practically identical right?

 

As a reminder, we have already defined a probiotic above as “living microorganisms that are intended to have health benefits when consumed or applied to the body” which is the accepted standard definition used by major global health organizations.

 

A prebiotic is a nondigestible food ingredient that promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines.

 

In basic terms…a prebiotic helps a probiotic work better by helping more probiotics grow.

 

You’ll notice we definitely include prebiotics in our probiotic, simply because they help the colony forming units produce more healthy bacteria than they otherwise would without a prebiotic.

 

In other words, a probiotic can work without a prebiotic, but they work better with a prebiotic.

 

Which ingredient is our prebiotic? It is…you guessed it…fructooligosaccharide.

 

Now, you’re probably thinking…”fructooligo….WHAT?” No worries…let us explain.

 

Eseentially, a fructooligosaccharise is a carbohydrate (if we’re talking in macro nutrient terms)

 

A saccharide is a sugar, and an oligosaccharide is a molecule made of small groups of these saccharide sugars.

 

Note that many alternative sweeteners are made of fructooligosaccharises as they contain less calories than sugar, and generally do not cause the same increase in blood sugar levels as sugar.

 

For our purposes though, we simply use a portion of fructooligosaccharises that will help our probiotics flourish in your stomach…and that’s all there really is to it!

When we say our probiotic is made in an FDA registered facility it means that the location our probiotic was manufactured was thoroughly inspected by the Food and Drug Administration, which is the largest and most reputable U.S. Government Agency that governs the production and sale of all food and drugs that are sold to consumer in the United States of America. 

The FDA provided our manufacturer with a physical certificate of inspection, stating that they comply with all current regulations. 

Said another way, our probiotics are made in the safest and most regulated possible way, so that you can trust that you are taking a probiotic that is exactly as described, and is safe for you.

We care about customer safety above all else, so it was of crucial importance to ensure that our probiotics are produced in an FDA registered facility, which is really the highest level of safety and transparency a product can have.

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