Probiotics and human health
The human gut contains a vast ecosystem of microbes, which play a crucial role in immune function, digestion, and energy metabolism. Probiotics help to re-colonise the gut by introducing microbial strains that are known to have a beneficial effect on our health. By nourishing the inner ecosystem, your clients can enjoy greater digestive comfort and overall well being.
Research shows that even when in transit, probiotics can have a positive impact on gene expression and immune regulation(1)(2). There are also studies which show that specific gut flora can activate neural pathways, with the brain and gut being connected physically and biochemically via the gut-brain axis(3).
Why we recommend GutPro™ Probiotic Supplement
GutPro Probiotic Supplement, made by Organic 3 contains the most beneficial and human compatible strains for our gut microbiome, each of which is backed by clinical research. This custom probiotic formula is one of the most highly potent available with 25+bn CFU’s per serving. However it’s not just what goes into GutPro that matters, what is left out is just as important. GutPro contains no additives, no excipients or fillers like silica or magnesium stearate.
Pure, potent and therapeutic-grade, GutPro is 100% probiotic powder, with eight clinically-proven strains of beneficial bacteria. The premium strains are carefully calibrated to help digestion and minimise the potential issues associated with other commercial brands. That means omitting certain strains that can cause histamine intolerance, d-lactic acidosis and other reactions.
Studies show the strains in GutPro can help "kick start" the digestive system, maximize the absorption of nutrients from a real food diet, and ultimately, support the entire immune system; Because GutPro contains only pure probiotics and zero fillers and binders, it’s ideal for people sensitive individuals as well as anyone wanting to improve overall health and well being. Available in powder and capsules, this unparalleled formula is based on years of research and clinical results in improving intestinal health.
What is the difference between GutPro Powder and Capsules?
GutPro Powder and GutPro Capsules contain the same formula: the same strains in the same ratios.
The GutPro Capsules contain cellulose and L-leucine, which is required to keep the powder in capsule form. GutPro Capsules has 5 billion CFUs per capsule, allowing for easy titration of doses. The GutPro Powder does not contain any additional ingredients at all.
The powder contains 6 trillion CFUs per bottle; the capsules contain 600 billion CFUs per bottle. In other words, one bottle of GutPro Powder is the equivalent to 10 bottles of GutPro® Capsules.
Although the powder costs more upfront, it is much more economical in the long run. For families all using the same probiotic, we recommend GutPro Powder as you can easily individualise the doses with the GutPro Spoons.
How do you take GutPro Probiotic Supplement?
The GutPro range of digestive health supplements are premium, pure and potent. Therefore, it’s critically important to start slowly, with a lower dosage than recommended. When starting the GutPro powder, starting low and slow with a minimal dose every other day is optimal.
The mini spoon set is recommended with GutPro Powder, so that you can accurately measure the desired dose of probiotic powder.
How do you store GutPro?
GutPro® powder requires refrigeration for long-term storage. Keep away from moisture. Can be kept at room temperature for up to two weeks while traveling.
GutPro® contains only the highest-quality probiotic bacteria. All strains have been thoroughly researched, documented and banked in recognized microbial culture collections. Further, all strains are non-GMO and American Type Culture Collection certified.
Below is a list of ingredients in GutPro®, and information on why each has been included:
L. gasseri: Lactobacillus gasseri is a strain of the genus Lactobacillus, a family of bacteria naturally found human digestive and urinary tracts. L. gasseri is thought to suppress harmful bacteria, in turn, aiding digestion. Preliminary research indicates that L. gasseri may inhibit inflammation signaling at the genetic level.*
L. salivarius: Lactobacillus salivarius is one of the most prevalent probiotic species in human saliva. It produces organic acids, such as lactic acid and acetic acid from carbohydrates, which can inhibit the growth of surrounding microorganisms, and produce hydrogen peroxide and other antimicrobial substances. L. salivarius seems to help keep the microbial population in your mouth healthy.* In addition, several clinical trials on both adults and children indicate that L. salivarius seems to help regulate the immune system and, as a result, support healthy skin.*
B. bifidum: Bifidobacteria are a group of good bacteria that normally live in the human intestines and stomach. They help the body perform essential functions like digestion and the maintenance of beneficial bacteria. A randomized placebo-controlled study showed that B. bifidum can help with stress-related diarrhea.* And a clinical study showed that B. bifidum helped academically stressed college students make it through the winter semester with much fewer absences due to cold and flu than the students who didn't take the probiotic.* Additionally, clinical research suggests that B. bifidum can help maintain comfortable joint movement by helping the body manage inflammation.*
B. breve: Bifidobacterium breve is one of the most helpful probiotic bacteria in the human body due to its unique in its ability to compete with harmful bacteria by digesting a large variety of molecules. It also comprises the majority of bacteria in the colons of breastfed babies. In a few clinical trials involving pre-term babies, B. breve has been shown to work especially well in establishing a healthy colony of bacteria in the gut.*
B. infantis: Bifidobacterium infantis is a type of beneficial lactic acid bacteria naturally found in the human mouth and gastrointestinal tract; and it helps maintain a healthy digestive tract. Regarding potential antidepressant properties, research suggests B. infantis regulates the production of tryptophan, which is the precursor for serotonin (serotonin is the neurotransmitter associated with a sense of satisfaction and happiness).*
B. Longum: Bifidobacterium longum is a species of microscopic, non-pathogenic bacteria found naturally in the gastrointestinal tracts of humans. It produces lactic acid from the fermentation of sugar in the gut and is one of the first bacteria to colonize our bodies at birth. B. longum has been associated with helping to digest milk and other challenging foods.*
B. lactis: Bifidobacterium lactis is an effective transient probiotic bacteria that inhabits the human intestines and the colon in great numbers. Generally, its function is to break down body waste and aid in the absorption of various vitamins and minerals. B. lactis shows exciting promise in lab research to interfere with the body's reaction to certain toxins from wheat.*
L. plantarum: Lactobacillus plantarum is a plant-based, beneficial probiotic strain that’s naturally found in fermented foods like sauerkraut.
GutPro® is formulated for your comfort. The premium strains are carefully calibrated to help digestion and minimize the potential issues associated with other commercial brands. That means omitting certain strains that can cause histamine intolerance, d-lactic acidosis and other reactions.
You also won’t find common allergens, additives or fillers in GutPro.
1 A systematic review of the safety of probiotics
2 Digital Immune Gene Expression Profiling Discriminates Allergic Rhinitis Responders from Non-Responders to Probiotic Supplementation
3 Gut-brain axis: how the microbiome influences anxiety and depression