advanced gut health probiotic 15 billion CFU
Advance your gut health.
Your gut is a diverse ecosystem filled with trillions of bacteria. Seed it with the heartier probiotic with carefully chosen strains to mimic a healthy gut flora† – in a vegan delayed-release capsule that delivers up to 10x the bacteria to your gut for maximum effectiveness†. Regular strength.
advanced gut health probiotics are different.
Every step in the manufacturing process is made with one goal: to get more hearty and healthy bacteria to where they are needed in your gut.
- 15 balanced strains chosen to mimic the human gut flora
- Guaranteed 15* billion live bacteria
- Unique plastic-free delayed-release capsule for targeted delivery – delivers up to 10x the bacteria to the gut
- Clean, free from allergens
15 Balanced Strains
Crafted with 15 strains in a balanced formula reflective of a healthy gut microbiome.
Guaranteed 15 Billion Live Bacteria
Guaranteed to contain 15* billion live colony forming units (CFUs) – right up to expiry.
Strains are triple-cleaned in a temperature- and humidity-controlled environment to ensure that only the heartiest and healthiest strains remain.
Our strains are put into a vegan, plastic-free, delayed-release capsule to ensure that they pass through the stomach acid, reaching the gut where they thrive.
A human clinical study found that our capsules make it to the small intestine 45 minutes after standard capsules (1) and deliver up to 10x the bacteria to the gut (2).
Vegan and gluten-free. Made without dairy or soy ingredients.
No Refrigeration Required
Shelf-stable, with potency guaranteed right up to expiry.
*GUARANTEED 15 BILLION CFU AT EXPIRY. 45 BILLION CFU AT MANUFACTURE
1 Amo, Robert, 2014.
2 Marzorati et al., 2014.
- Product Q&A
We want to make sure you are getting a potent product right up until the expiry date. That’s why each capsule contains 45 billion at the time of manufacturing. This overage ensures we remain at label claim or better at expiry.
Yes, advanced gut health 15 billion and 50 billion CFU are suitable for children 6 and up as is indicated on the label.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
If you have SIBO, we recommend that you consult with your health care practitioner to determine if this product is suitable for you.
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.Probiotics are best taken a couple of hours away from food. This is because when you eat, your stomach acid increases, making it a pretty tough environment for probiotic capsules. So it’s best to take your probiotic in between meals, when you know that your stomach acid is not at its peak. This allows the capsule to better protect the living bacteria that, if exposed to stomach acid, would be killed. In experimental studies, advanced gut health probiotic was found to deliver up to 10x the bacteria to the gut when taken on an empty stomach.
Recommended use: For a daily source of probiotics to support and balance your gut flora, supporting immunity and overall gastrointestinal health.†
Dosage: Adults, Adolescents and Children ≥6 years: Take 1 capsule, up to 3 times per day. If you are on antibiotics, take Advanced Gut Health at least 2-3 hours before or after.
Ingredients per 1 capsule:
Probiotic Blend 15* billion CFU Bifidobacterium bifidum A058 0.450 billion CFU Bifidobacterium breve A055 1.500 billion CFU Bifidobacterium infantis A041 0.150 billion CFU Bifidobacterium lactis A026 2.250 billion CFU Bifidobacterium longum A027 0.300 billion CFU Lactobacillus acidophilus A118 2.250 billion CFU Lactobacillus bulgaricus A165 0.015 billion CFU Lactobacillus casei A179 0.750 billion CFU Lactobacillus gasseri A237 0.750 billion CFU Lactobacillus helveticus A142 0.300 billion CFU Lactobacillus paracasei A234 1.500 billion CFU Lactobacillus plantarum A139 0.750 billion CFU Lactobacillus reuteri A113 0.750 billion CFU Lactobacillus rhamnosus A119 3.000 billion CFU Lactococcus lactis A328 0.285 billion CFU VitafibreTM prebiotic fiber 25 mg
*Guaranteed 15 billion CFUs at expiry, when stored at recommended conditions. 45 billion CFUs at the time of manufacture.
Other Ingredients: Vegan delayed release capsule (hypromellose, gellan gum, water), potato starch, silicon dioxide, ascorbic acid (to protect quality).
advanced gut health probiotic is free from: eggs, milk, mustard, peanuts, fish, crustacean shellfish (fish, crustaceans, shellfish), sesame, soy, sulphites, tree nuts and wheat.
Caution: Not intended for children under 6 years old, pregnant or nursing women. Consult your health care practitioner before use if you are taking medications or have a health condition. Keep out of reach of children.
Store in a cool place. For maximum potency, keep refrigerated, however refrigeration is not required.