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advanced gut health probiotic defense 50 billion CFU​ ​

NEW! Specially formulated for immune support.

A healthy gut is directly linked to healthy immune function. Help your gut and immune system thrive with an extra strength formula including L. Rhamnosus GG, L. Plantarum HEAL9 + L. Paracasei 8700:2 clinically proven strains shown to reduce acute infections and improve immune function.

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  • Overview

    Extra strength formula for immune defense!

    ✓ 50 billion CFU: guaranteed at expiry*

    Multi-strain formula: 15 strains of bacteria to promote overall diversity and immune health

    Specially formulated for optimal immune and digestive function: L. Rhamnosus GG, clinically shown to reduce incidence of acute infections and provide overall immune support​ and L. Plantarum HEAL9 + L. Paracasei 8700:2 clinically proven to help improve immune function and reduce incidence of common colds

    Made with clean, stable & pure strains: human, third-party verified strains are triple-cleaned in a temperature- and humidity- controlled environment for a stable, clean and pure probiotic blend

    Delivers up to 10x bacteria to the gut: Delayed-release veggie capsule is plastic-free and bypasses stomach acid to deliver probiotics to the gut where they’re needed

    Shelf stable: No refrigeration required

    ✓ Free from: vegan and gluten-free. Made without dairy or soy ingredients

    *110 billion at manufacture

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  • Product Q&A

    What is the CFU count at manufacturing?

    We want to make sure you are getting a potent product right up until the expiry date.  That’s why each capsule contains 110 billion at the time of manufacturing.  This overage ensures we remain at label claim or better at expiry.

    Can the probiotic capsules can be opened and mixed in a liquid to be given to children (6 and up) or those averse to taking pills? Is it still effective?

    Absolutely – you can open advanced gut health probiotics up to mix them into a liquid or yogurt. However, there are a couple of considerations to make. First, advanced gut health probiotics contain some fiber so they won’t completely dissolve in liquid and may have a bit of a taste and texture that some children may not find appealing. Mixing it with yogurt instead (as no dissolution is needed), may be a more palatable option. In terms of efficacy, mix probiotics with a cool or room temperature product – the less acidic the better – and that it is consumed immediately. This minimizes the probiotic reduction at this stage. In terms of ingestion, the probiotics no longer have the protection of the delayed release cap, so they are less effective but certainly more effective than not taking probiotics at all, or taking a product that is has less hearty and healthy cells to begin with. Lastly, if we say that one benefits from 100% of the probiotics when taken in our capsule, this drops to about 40-70% in food and down to 20-50% in liquid.

    Which CFU should I take?

    We recommend going with a higher CFU during states of high stress, digestive complaints, or during times when antibiotics are used, but beyond that, do what feels best for you! Some people feel great taking 15 billion, while others like to “go big” with 50 billion.

    How long should a healthy person be using probiotics at any time?

    Most studies show that the benefits of probiotics are associated with consistent use. Discontinuing probiotics will typically mean discontinuing the benefits. advanced gut health probiotics 15 billion, 50 billion and women’s DAILY are formulated for every day, on-going use.

    How will travelling to warmer climates and storing the product above room temperature affect the product?

    Although we have taken every step possible to ensure potency of the probiotics from cleaning the cells to packaging, storing above room temperature for long periods is not recommended.  However, if one were to take advanced gut health probiotic traveling, it would still be effective. Probiotics don’t like heat and especially don’t like humidity. We’ve built advanced gut health probiotic with delayed release, vegan capsules and individually blister packed each capsule to limit the impact of moisture from changes in humidity levels. In terms of temperature, the formulation is designed to withstand 24 months at 15-75F and still maintain label claim. Consumers who travel with their product in high heat and humidity locations should refrigerate it if possible, and bring along only the amount of capsules (in blister) that will be consumed during the trip.

    How can human strains be vegan?

    Although we use “human strain” probiotics in our formulas, there are no humans or human byproducts involved! These are identical species that naturally reside in our gut (and are acclimatized to the human GI tract) BUT the source of the original culture is so far removed from ever having been in contact with anything human. Bacteria is omnipresent in our environment, and can be collected from any surface, and cultivated in isolation from its original medium – without containing any traces of the original source!

    Are probiotics OK for people with SIBO?

    If you have SIBO, we recommend that you consult with your health care practitioner to determine if this product is suitable for you.

    I’ve heard that heat can damage probiotics. Does the blistering process harm probiotics?

    Yes, it is true that heat can damage probiotics, and actually so can humidity, so let’s start there. Instead of packaging our probiotics in a bottle, which would expose them to humidity each time it’s opened, we thoughtfully chose blister packs. Blister packs are an excellent way to keep moisture and humidity away from probiotic capsules. But in order to ensure that the capsules aren’t damaged, the blistering process must be done carefully.

    We use heat to create the cavities that the capsules will eventually be placed in, but we allow the cavities to cool to room temperature before adding the capsules.

    Once the capsules are nestled into the cavities, we seal them in with aluminum. During this process, we ensure that the temperature never rises above 86 degrees Farenheit. Plus, with blistering occurring at the rate of 200 cards/minute, any thermal transfer is not possible.

    Finally, we conduct our quality analysis after the capsules have been put in the blister packaging. For example, our advanced gut health 15 Billion is tested after the blistering process – and has no less than 45 Billion active cells at the time of manufacture.

    We’re totally confident that advanced gut health probiotic delivers the CFU that we promise – because we’ve taken the appropriate steps during manufacture, and because we’ve tested the final product AFTER it’s been packaged.

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