Adult Probiotic - 9 Billion CFU
Adult Probiotic contains 9 billion CFUs (colony forming units- the number of viable microorganisms) in every dose. Each caplet contains 8 different strains of beneficial bacteria selected for optimal gut and immune health. Prebiotic fiber is also included to help your gut microbiota flourish. For many of us, our food and lifestyle choices lead to imbalances in the naturally-occurring probiotics that reside in our intestines. Adult Probiotic was designed to help individuals overcome these imbalances.
Adult Probiotic is designed to promote a healthy digestive system, for greater comfort and enhanced absorption of nutrients. A healthy gut also supports a stronger immune system and ideal function in many of your body’s other systems. It can even help lift your mood and boost your energy levels, making you a bit less tired and more energized to carry out your day.
Our probiotic comes in a small, easy-to-swallow caplet. This design is 15x more effective than traditional capsules because we use an advanced patented BIO-tract® delivery technology that withstands the harsh, acidic environment of your stomach. It releases the live organisms deep in your intestinal tract, making sure your body gets the maximum number of beneficial microbes possible.
The stable preparation of the probiotic strains means that our caplets can be stored at room temperature, while the organisms will retain their potency for longer periods of time. They also contain fructooligosaccharides (FOS), a nutrient which feeds your gut bacteria and enhances the health benefits they bring.1 Because we care about our consumers, our probiotic is vegan friendly, gluten free, non-GMO, and free of all artificial ingredients.
Lactobacillus plantarum:this strain has been clinically-proven to keep harmful types of bacteria from colonizing the digestive tract,2and to boost the immune system overall.3 It also reduces gastrointestinal upset, such as bloating, constipation, and flatulence, which are particularly common in training athletes.4,5 Clinical studies suggest it can even promote lower cholesterol levels and improve cardiovascular disease risk.6
Lactobacillus acidophilus: acidophilus is perhaps the most well-known probiotic, since it has been used the longest to treat gastrointestinal symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, and irritable bowel syndrome.4,7 It is also frequently used to restore a healthy gut microbiome following antibiotic therapy.8
Lactobacillus casei:this strain is excellent at keeping harmful mircrobes from growing, including infection-causing Candida yeast species.9 It has also been clinically shown to boost natural antioxidant and immune system function.10,11
Lactobacillus paracasei:this strain is particularly useful for enhancing immunity, and has been clinically-proven to increase counts of T cells.3,12 It also has been shown to reduce the amount of Ruminococcus bacteria in the gut, which can contribute to intestinal disorders and other health problems if they become too populous.12-15
Lactobacillus lactis: as the name suggests, this bacteria produces lactic acid and is used in the production of many different dairy products. Lately it has also been used to boost immunity and address various digestive and inflammatory diseases, including Crohn’s disease.16 Its resistance to acidic environments and other stressors make it ideal for bypassing the stomach to reach the intestines.
Streptococcus thermophilus: “thermophilus” means “heat-loving,” and accordingly it can survive and even grow at higher temperatures. It also is able to tolerate high concentrations of stomach acid and bile salt, allowing it to survive the harsh stomach environment well.17 S. thermophiluscan alleviate a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms, including intestinal inflammation, diarrhea, and flatulence.4,5,18
Bifidobacterium bifidum:beneficial bacteria can enhance digestion and increase the absorption of certain nutrients. B. bifidum, for example, can improve the release and absorption of various minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and zinc, important for bone health and preventing osteoporosis.19,20 It also can block out harmful species of bacteria from attaching to the intestinal wall.
Bifidobacterium lactis: this is a good broad-spectrum strain, capable of preventing harmful microbes from growing and promoting overall intestinal health. It has been clinically shown to reduce the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, including constipation, bloating, flatulence, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.21 Studies indicate it may also reduce body fat, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels in obese individuals.22
- Roberfroid M, Gibson GR, Hoyles L, et al. Prebiotic effects: metabolic and health benefits. Br J Nutr. 2010;104 Suppl 2:S1-63.
- Klarin B, Molin G, Jeppsson B, Larsson A. Use of the probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum 299 to reduce pathogenic bacteria in the oropharynx of intubated patients: a randomised controlled open pilot study. Critical care (London, England). 2008;12(6):R136.
- Rask C, Adlerberth I, Berggren A, Ahren IL, Wold AE. Differential effect on cell-mediated immunity in human volunteers after intake of different lactobacilli. Clinical and experimental immunology. 2013;172(2):321-332.
- Ortiz-Lucas M, Tobias A, Saz P, Sebastian JJ. Effect of probiotic species on irritable bowel syndrome symptoms: A bring up to date meta-analysis. Revista espanola de enfermedades digestivas : organo oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Patologia Digestiva. 2013;105(1):19-36.
- Yoon JY, Cha JM, Oh JK, et al. Probiotics Ameliorate Stool Consistency in Patients with Chronic Constipation: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study. Digestive diseases and sciences. 2018.
- Costabile A, Buttarazzi I, Kolida S, et al. An in vivo assessment of the cholesterol-lowering efficacy of Lactobacillus plantarum ECGC 13110402 in normal to mildly hypercholesterolaemic adults. PloS one. 2017;12(12):e0187964.
- Cheplin HA, Rettger LF. Studies on the Transformation of the Intestinal Flora, with Special Reference to the Implantation of Bacillus Acidophilus: II. Feeding Experiments on Man. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 1920;6(12):704-705.
- Ouwehand AC, DongLian C, Weijian X, et al. Probiotics reduce symptoms of antibiotic use in a hospital setting: a randomized dose response study. Vaccine. 2014;32(4):458-463.
- Manzoni P, Mostert M, Leonessa ML, et al. Oral supplementation with Lactobacillus casei subspecies rhamnosus prevents enteric colonization by Candida species in preterm neonates: a randomized study. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2006;42(12):1735-1742.
- Gomes AC, de Sousa RG, Botelho PB, Gomes TL, Prada PO, Mota JF. The additional effects of a probiotic mix on abdominal adiposity and antioxidant Status: A double-blind, randomized trial. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md). 2017;25(1):30-38.
- Perdigon G, Alvarez S, Pesce de Ruiz Holgado A. Immunoadjuvant activity of oral Lactobacillus casei: influence of dose on the secretory immune response and protective capacity in intestinal infections. The Journal of dairy research. 1991;58(4):485-496.
- Cremon C, Guglielmetti S, Gargari G, et al. Effect of Lactobacillus paracasei CNCM I-1572 on symptoms, gut microbiota, short chain fatty acids, and immune activation in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: A pilot randomized clinical trial. United European gastroenterology journal. 2018;6(4):604-613.
- Hansen SG, Skov MN, Justesen US. Two cases of Ruminococcus gnavus bacteremia associated with diverticulitis. Journal of clinical microbiology. 2013;51(4):1334-1336.
- Titecat M, Wallet F, Vieillard MH, Courcol RJ, Loiez C. Ruminococcus gnavus: an unusual pathogen in septic arthritis. Anaerobe. 2014;30:159-160.
- Hall AB, Yassour M, Sauk J, et al. A novel Ruminococcus gnavus clade enriched in inflammatory bowel disease patients. Genome medicine. 2017;9(1):103.
- Braat H, Rottiers P, Hommes DW, et al. A phase I trial with transgenic bacteria expressing interleukin-10 in Crohn's disease. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2006;4(6):754-759.
- Mahmood T, Masud T, Imran M, Ahmed I, Khalid N. Selection and characterization of probiotic culture of Streptococcus thermophilus from dahi. International journal of food sciences and nutrition. 2013;64(4):494-501.
- Bailey JR, Vince V, Williams NA, Cogan TA. Streptococcus thermophilus NCIMB 41856 ameliorates signs of colitis in an animal model of inflammatory bowel disease. Beneficial microbes. 2017;8(4):605-614.
- Kvan OV, Gavrish IA, Lebedev SV, et al. Effect of probiotics on the basis of Bacillus subtilis and Bifidobacterium longum on the biochemical parameters of the animal organism. Environmental science and pollution research international. 2018;25(3):2175-2183.
- Nalepa B, Siemianowska E, Skibniewska KA. Influence of Bifidobacterium bifidum on release of minerals from bread with differing bran content. Journal of toxicology and environmental health Part A. 2012;75(1):1-5.
- Eskesen D, Jespersen L, Michelsen B, Whorwell PJ, Müller-Lissner S, Morberg CM. Effect of the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis, BB-12(®), on defecation frequency in healthy subjects with low defecation frequency and abdominal discomfort: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial. The British Journal of Nutrition. 2015;114(10):1638-1646.
- Famouri F, Shariat Z, Hashemipour M, Keikha M, Kelishadi R. Effects of Probiotics on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Obese Children and Adolescents. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. 2017;64(3):413-417.
- Wegh CAM, Benninga MA, Tabbers MM. Effectiveness of Probiotics in Children With Functional Abdominal Pain Disorders and Functional Constipation: A Systematic Review. Journal of clinical gastroenterology. 2018.