GutPro® Probiotic Capsules
- A potent, condensed and pure probiotic with just the right blend of bacteria...
- Comes in an easy to take, vegetarian capsule (cellulose, the most benign filler that satisfies the requirements of the most demanding customers).
- Contains seven clinically-proven strains of human probiotics (L. gasseri, L. salivarius, B. bifidum, B. breve, B. infantis, B. longum, B. lactis) and one clinically-proven plant-based strain (L. plantarum).
- Gives you 5+ billion CFUs per capsule.
- Is appropriate for people using diets including GAPS, SIBO, Body Ecology, Autism/PDD-NOS, PANDA/PANS, Paleo, AIP, Ketogenic, gluten-free, soy-free and casein-free (Please note: While GutPro® was designed based on feedback from these specific communities, we do not imply that it's intended to treat a specific medical condition, nor do we imply it's "compliant" with a specific diet).*
- Contains only histamine-neutral or histamine-degrading strains of probiotic bacteria.
- Does not contain strains known to contribute to d-lactate acidosis.
- Does not contain streptococcus thermophilus or other strains linked to irritation.
- Does not contain any spore-forming strains of probiotics (e.g. soil bacteria)..
- Is free of inulin, maltodextrin and other prebiotics.
- Is free of excipients and other added ingredients, i.e. magnesium stearate, silica, titanium dioxide.
- Is free of common allergens. All strains are grown on a dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian, non-GMO culture. Does not contain milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, wheat/gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, yeast, corn or soy.
A few more quick notes:
- For a probiotic formulation for babies and children, please try GutPro® Infant.
- For our most comprehensive probiotic, please try our 13-strain formula, Primal Gut™ Powder.
- Because GutPro® requires refrigeration, we only ship orders Monday through Wednesday.
- First-time buyers, we recommend you purchase our GutPro® measuring spoons.
Avoid the common probiotic "booby traps" with GutPro® Probiotic Capsules
Thousands of studies document their impact on our immune system, our digestion, our teeth . . . even our brains. The evidence is clear – probiotics are essential for good health!*
But if you're struggling with certain health concerns, using the wrong probiotic supplement can be a disaster.
For some people, taking probiotics ends up bringing more discomfort . . . more gas . . . more pain and frustration.
See, not everyone can take every probiotic out there – even if it has clinically proven benefits. Depending on your situation, your body may not work well with certain bacteria strains. In fact – depending on what's going on inside of you - some probiotics can just make things worse.
After years of consulting with health practitioners, parents of children with autism, and people struggling with specific health concerns such as food sensitivities and digestive issues, we developed a unique blended formula that avoids all of these probiotic "booby traps."
GutPro® Probiotic Capsules:
- Give you the diverse benefits of a blend of eight proven strains.
- Avoids the strains that can sometimes cause problems.
- No prebiotics. No common allergens. No hidden ingredients that can undermine the good you're trying to achieve with a probiotic. For necessary encapsulation purposes, we've added cellulose and L-leucine to the formulation.
We've had customers who've tried a dozen – sometimes as many as 20 – different probiotic formulas. And after years of frustration and despair, they've told us that GutPro® was the one that finally worked for them.
Here's why . . .
No D-lactate acidosis with GutPro® Capsules
Lactobacillus acidophilus can work wonders in the gut by producing lactic acid. But for some of us, this can become a problem.
Lactate is a derivative of the lactic acid this strain produces. It comes in two isomeric forms, d-lactate and l-lactate. Most of us have the capacity to metabolize both forms to some extent and turn it into pyruvic acid.
But for various reasons, some people can't metabolize d-lactate effectively enough to keep up with the d-lactate produced by gut bacteria. As a result, the d-lactate can build up in your body and cause d-lactate acidosis.1
If this has been an issue for you, you'll love GutPro®. We've kept any probiotic strains associated with d-lactate acidosis out of our GutPro® formula.
Yes, we do include strains like Lactobacillus plantarum which can produce d-lactate under certain conditions. But here's the thing . . .
This strain primarily produces l-lactate. L. plantarum only produce d-lactate under certain conditions. Better yet, L. plantarum may even help with acidosis by helping the body maintain a lactate equilibrium. And unlike L. acidophilus, L. plantarum is transient. It doesn't take up residence in your gut and shift the ecosystem that dramatically.
Because of the powerful health benefits associated with this strains, we decided to keep it in the formula. Based on our research and years of customer satisfaction, we're confident it does not contribute to d-lactate acidosis.
(Note, our GutPro® Infant has no L. plantarum in its formula)
GutPro® Capsules can keep your body's d-lactate in balance. But that's not the only way this formula is designed for you . . .
GutPro® Capsules have no probiotics linked to histamine production
Many people have trouble with probiotics linked to histamine production like L. casei. Histamines are chemicals produced by the immune system that can trigger an immune response.
So we've made sure that the strains included in this formula are either histamine-neutral or histamine-degrading.
So you won't have to worry about increasing your exposure to histamines when you take this probiotic formula.
But that's not the only irritant we've kept out of this formula . . .
No spore-producing bacteria or streptococcus thermophilus
For people concerned about spore-producing Bacillus bacteria or Streptococcus thermophilus (e.g. soil bacteria), we've made sure to keep these strains out as well.
While the research is still ongoing about the impact these strains have on our systems, we believe that quite often, where there's smoke, there's fire. We decided to play it safe and keep this formula simple and easy on the most sensitive bodies.
But of course, it's not just the probiotic strains you need to worry about. Most probiotics supplements are only 10% to 20% probiotics and 80% to 90% something else . . .
GutPro® Capsules is a pure probiotic formula
- There are no excipients like silica or magnesium stearate.
- Again, all you will find is cellulose, the most benign filler that's required for the encapsulation process yet satisfies the requirements of the most demanding customers.
- Nor are there any prebiotics like inulin, maltodextrin or FOS.
And, to make sure that this formula works for everyone – it's free of common allergens! Every strain we use is grown on a dairy-free, soy-free, non-GMO vegetarian culture.
Starting out on GutPro®
GutPro® is designed for your comfort. We've carefully calibrated the different strains to minimize the potential problems associated with other probiotic formulas.
Please keep in mind, this in an ultra pure, concentrated probiotic that is unlike anything you will find at the supermarket, so begin low and slow. For more information, please see our dosing instructions.
GutPro® Capsules give you a blend of eight beneficial strains, proven by clinical research
GutPro® gives you a super team of eight clinically-proven probiotic bacteria* . . .
Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus gasseri, Lactobacillus salivarius, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium lactis.
While we believe that no single strain in particular is the magic bullet for specific ailments and conditions - as strains should work together as they do in a healthy digestive system and the idea is to heal the overall gut first - the research on these eight strains is extensive . . . the potential health benefits enormous.*
All of these probiotic strains seem to play a role when it comes to comfortable, healthy digestion.* For example . . .
- No less than four clinical trials have shown that L. plantarum helps support comfortable digestion – helping to minimize gas, bloating, and abdominal pain.*2
- 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.*3
- Bifidobacterium breve has been shown in a few clinical trials involving pre-term babies that this special bacteria works especially well in helping to establish a healthy colony of bacteria in the gut.*4
- Bifidobacterium lactis shows exciting promise in lab research to interfere with the body's reaction to certain toxins from wheat.*5
- And a recent randomized placebo-controlled study also showed that B. bifidum can help with stress-related diarrhea.*6
These probiotics keep your immune system strong:
- A 2015 clinical study published in the British Journal of Nutrition showed B. bifidum helped academically stressed college students make it through the winter semester. The students who took B. bifidum had much fewer absences than the students who didn't take the probiotic.*7
They regulate your immune system for a balanced immune response:
- One of the most common probiotics, L. plantarum, seems to help regulate your immune response, reducing inflammation in the body.* Not only does L. plantarum stimulate the production of anti-inflammatory cytokines like IL-10, it also seems to stimulate the production of regulatory T-cells.*8
- 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.*9
They keep inflammation in check:
- Clinical research published in May, 2016 Journal of Rheumatic Diseases suggests that B. bifidum can help you maintain comfortable joint movement by helping your body manage inflammation.*10
- Preliminary research on mice indicates that L. gasseri may inhibit inflammation signaling at the genetic level!*11
Some help keep your mood buoyant and your brain sharp:
- Preliminary studies indicate that L. plantarum may help you strengthen your memory, concentration and improve your mood.*12 13
- And 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.14
They may even help keep your teeth healthy and strong:
- L. salivarius seems to help keep the microbial population in your mouth healthy.*15
See what GutPro® can do for you and your family
Of course, these only hint at what these eight strains of probiotics can do for your health. Ultimately, you'll have to see for yourself.
Please be aware, probiotics can't work in a vacuum. A junk food diet can't be overcome with even the best probiotic formulation. They only amplify the healthy changes you're already making to your real food diet and lifestyle.
But if you're investing time and energy into eating and living well, GutPro® Capsules will help you get the most out of this investment.
When combined with a healthy, whole foods diet, GutPro® Probiotic Capsules can help you maintain the excellent health you work so hard to achieve. Best of all, you'll never have to worry about undermining this hard work with a probiotic that irritates your sensitive system.
1 Higgins C. L-lactate and d-lacate – clinical significance in the difference. Acute Care Testing. October 2011. Viewed 2/10/17 at http://acutecaretesting.org/en/articles/l-lactate-and-d-lactate-clinical-significance-of-the-difference
2 Ducrotté P et al. Clinical trial: Lactobacillus plantarum 299v (DSM 9843) improves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG. 2012;18(30):4012-4018.
3 Perlmutter D et al. Brainmaker. Little, Brown & Company. p. 210
4 Quagliariello et al. Effect of Bifidobacterium breve on the Intestinal Microbiota of Coeliac Children on a Gluten Free Diet: A Pilot Study. Nutrients. 2016;8(10):660.
5 Lindfors K et al. Live probiotic Bifidobacterium lactis bacteria inhibit the toxic effects induced by wheat gliadin in epithelial cell culture. Clinical and Experimental Immunology. 2008;152(3):552-558.
6 Culpepper T et al. Bifidobacterium bifidum R0071 decreases stress-associated diarrhoea-related symptoms and self-reported stress: a secondary analysis of a randomised trial. Benef Microbes. 2016 Jun;7(3):327-36. doi: 10.3920/BM2015.0156. Epub 2016 Feb 3.
7 Langkamp-Henken B et al.Bifidobacterium bifidum R0071 results in a greater proportion of healthy days and a lower percentage of academically stressed students reporting a day of cold/flu: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Br J Nutr. 2015 Feb 14;113(3):426-34.Epub 2015 Jan 21.
8 Ferreira dos Santos T et al. Immunomodulatory Effects of Lactobacillus plantarum Lp62 on Intestinal Epithelial and Mononuclear Cells. BioMed Research International. 2016
9 Drago L et al. Treatment of atopic dermatitis eczema with a high concentration of Lactobacillus salivarius LS01 associated with an innovative gelling complex: a pilot study on adults.J Clin Gastroenterol. 2014 Nov-Dec;48 Suppl 1:S47-51.
10 Zamani B et al. and metabolic response to probiotic supplementation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Int J Rheum Dis. 2016 Sep;19(9):869-79.Epub 2016 May 2.
11 Miyoshi M et al. Anti-obesity effect of Lactobacillus gasseri SBT2055 accompanied by inhibition of pro-inflammatory gene expression in the visceral adipose tissue in diet-induced obese mice.Eur J Nutr. 2014;53(2):599-606. doi: 10.1007/s00394-013-0568-9. Epub 2013 Aug 6.
12 Jeong JJ et al. Lactobacillus pentosus var. plantarum C29 ameliorates age-dependent memory impairment in Fischer 344 rats. Lett Appl Microbiol. 2015 Apr;60(4):307-14. doi: 10.1111/lam.12393. Epub 2015 Feb 4.
13 Li H et al. Lactic acid bacterial cell factories for gamma-aminobutyric acid. Amino Acids. 2010 Nov;39(5):1107-16. doi: 10.1007/s00726-010-0582-7. Epub 2010 Apr 3.
14 L. Desbonnet et al., "The Probiotic Bifidobacteria infantis: An Assessment of Potential Antidepressant Properties in the Rat," J. Psychiatr. Res. 43, no. 2 (December 2008): 164-74.
15 Haukioja A. Probiotics and Oral Health. European Journal of Dentistry. 2010;4(3):348-355.