Not Your Average Probiotic
The super strains in our blend
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG.
Highly researched Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG has been shown to to support immune, gastrointestinal and overall health. This strain is widely revered for its adhesion properties and resilience in the face of gastric acidity.*
Each ingredient in this blend serves a unique purpose in order to help balance gut ecology and support the body’s natural defenses within the GI tract. Prebiotic fiber supports beneficial microflora growth and diversity, probiotic strains support immune and digestive health, while fermented enzymes help reduce occasional gas and bloating, especially during travel.*
Our 3-in-1 formulation
We approach digestive, immune and skin support from every angle possible, combining prebiotics and probiotics with enzymes that assist occasional bloating and help create a friendly environment where beneficial strains can thrive. Each capsule contains:
* Probiotics: 20 billion CFUs across 16 different strains for microbiome diversity, protected with microencapsulation technology to support survival. We list the alphanumeric designation of each strain directly on the label (ie. Lactobacillus acidophilus LA02) so that you know exactly you’re taking and can locate available scientific publications on the strains we've chosen.
* Prebiotics: plant-based, organic fiber to feed and fuel your microbiome. Prebiotic fiber provides the sustenance for the beneficial bacteria you’re supplementing, and the healthy flora naturally in your gut.
*Fermented Enzymes: a comprehensive blend of digestive enzymes to support enhanced protein, carbohydrate, fiber and dairy digestion in those who deal with occasional gas, bloating, or constipation. Enzymes promote healthy nutrient bioavailability and absorption.
The gut’s role in immune health
Probiotics are key players in gastrointestinal health, promoting intestinal integrity which in turn aids a healthy immune response within the GI tract and beyond. When it comes to the big picture, immune balance, rather than just “boosting” the immune response, is an important aspect of good health.
Although this theory is still developing, it’s important to understand that within the immune system, there are many different types of cells that require intricate balance. T helper cells are the regulators of the immune system, and the two different types of these helper cells (Th1 and Th2) work together so that neither one becomes dominant. Yet many factors, including diet, gut health and stress can impact this delicate dance.
This is where probiotics come in, as they not only support an engaged immune response, but most importantly, promote a balanced one as they aid overall healthy equilibrium between different immune cells. Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus rhamnosus, for example, support healthy T cell activity including “Regulatory T cells” (Tregs). As the name suggests, Tregs are T cells which have a role in regulating other cells within the immune system.
Benefits & Uses
- Supports balance within the gut microbiome
- Aids optimal digestive health
- Promotes a healthy immune response
- Supports healthy T cell activity
- Assists the gut-skin axis
- Reduces occasional gas and bloating
- Helps with healthy, regular elimination*
The gut-skin axis
We’ve carefully selected science-backed strains that have been shown to support not only gut health and integrity, but happy skin too. A majority of our probiotic strains come from the Lactobacillus genus, which means they are lactic-acid producing bacteria (yes, the same lactic acid found in expensive peels and serums).
This acid is necessary to maintain proper pH of the skin, which is normally around 4.7. A low pH ensures a healthy protective barrier that aids occasional blemishes and mild concerns. When your microbiome contains healthy levels of Lactobacillus, they naturally increase lactic acid levels from the inside out thanks to the gut-skin connection. *
Lactobacillus reuteri: Research indicates this strain may help encourage healthy cytokine production, which can help support healthy skin and occasional concerns.*
Lactobacillus casei: Helps promote a healthy, robust immune response in the GI tract, which may help with gut bacteria balance that can affect the skin via the gut-skin axis.*
How to Use
1 capsule for daily use.
Our probiotic can be taken with or directly after meals to support optimal healthy digestion and reduce occasional gas and bloating, as this formula helps you feel more comfortable post-meal. Some prefer to take their daily capsule at night instead, as the enzymes and beneficial strains may help with evening meal digestion and can support restful sleep via the gut-brain axis.*
Pairs well with
ParaPro and Not Your Average Probiotic work well as a team. Because ParaPro contains a blend of herbs traditionally known to balance the gut terrain and microbiome, it helps to prepare the GI tract for additional support from the prebiotics and probiotics found in this formula.*
Pairs well with
For maximum digestive support, especially when eating out or traveling, the combination of the bitter herbs in Digestive Juice and the beneficial enzymes in Not Your Average Probiotic are a powerful combination for occasional gas, bloating, and heaviness. Digestive Juice can be taken before your meal, and our probiotic can be taken afterwards to balance and support your overall microbiome.*
behind the formula
After countless obstacles in my early 20s, I began the lifelong journey of working on my health from the ground up, starting with the basics. I quickly learned that in order to feel my best, I needed to get serious about my foundation: what’s going on in my gut. I can’t say this enough — our intestinal terrain is connected to everything from our skin to our brain and mood.
When I couldn’t find a probiotic that had everything I wanted in a single daily capsule, I created my own. This is the winning combination I dreamed of as a consumer, and my mission will always be to make the formulas I wished were available when I needed them most.
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