How probiotics work

What are probiotics? In short, they’re “good” bacteria that naturally exist in cultured or fermented foods (like yogurt and certain cheeses) that offer benefits for your digestive system. They crowd out unwanted organisms and allow more of the “good” bacteria to be present in your gut.

Using a probiotic supplement is a great way to increase your intake of "good" bacteria and help naturally support your digestive balance and healthy gut flora.

Did you know there's "good" and "bad" bacteria in your gut?

The science behind our strains

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Lactobacillus Plantarum 299V

Recommended for daily use

Lactobacilli (like LP 299V) are the heroes of your upper intestinal tract. They thrive in environments with low oxygen (like the small intestine), so when they're consumed, they go straight to where they're needed, pushing out bad bacteria to support digestive balance.† *

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Bifidobacterium Lactis SD-5674

Recommended for daily use

Unlike lactobacilli, Bifidobacteria will vie for dominance in the large intestine. Again, by curbing the populations of "bad" bacteria, they're able to deliver digestive benefits like building and supporting regularity.† *

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BACILLUS COAGULANS IS-2

Recommended for daily use

Bacillus coagulans IS-2 helps decrease the pH in the gut, which helps to crowd out the bad bacteria.  It is a heat resistant probiotic strain specifically featured in our Adult Gummies, because it is able to survive the heat of the production process.

5 ways to get the most out of your probiotics

Take them with a meal

Take them with a meal

Having food in your stomach helps neutralize stomach acids that can be harmful to probiotics.

Take them daily

Take them daily

Probiotics work by adhering to your intestinal lining—which is sloughed off every day. So, consistency is key. And it may take up to 14 days to see full benefits as your body adjusts.

Feed your probiotics

Feed your probiotics

Probiotics flourish with fiber, so eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables give them their strength.

Store them properly

Store them properly

The good news is that our probiotics can be stored at room temperature in a cool, dry place (at or below 75°F/23°C)—no refrigeration required.

Stress less

Stress less

Digestive imbalance is just one of the health issues tied to physical stress. Do yourself (and your probiotics) a favor by managing your daily physical stress levels.

Looking for more comprehensive coverage?

Check out our Advanced Dual Action probiotic.

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