We all have those days when it’s so tough to have a bowel movement, or have occasional mild gas, constipated, bloated, and diarrhea — these are embarrassing and uncomfortable. But when I learned to love my gut – it help reduce the chance of physical discomfort by creating an ideal environment for healthy digestion with USANA Probiotic.
Your gut is at the core of good health. Everything you ingest must go through your digestive system to be broken down into the micro– and macro-nutrients your cells need to function properly. Imbalances in the gut can disrupt this process, starting a vicious cycle that could bring discord to your health and your life.
Most people don’t know this incredible, life-changing fact: 80% of your body’s immune system is located in the gut! That means — poor digestive health means a weak immune system, which can lead to a vast array of health problems. So having a healthy gut is truly the foundation of good health!
By supplying an increase of friendly bacteria to the gut, USANA Probiotic helps create an ideal environment to keep things running smoothly. Taking one stick pack every other day offers important benefits for my daily health and well-being:
- Promotes good digestion and nutrient absorption*
- Maintains digestive comfort and regularity*
- Supports healthy immunity*
Supplements aren’t the only way to get a daily dose of probiotics though. There are many foods loaded with these cultures of good bacteria. The top sources include:
- yogurt, especially plain Greek yogurt
- kefir, a tangy dairy drink
- fermented vegetables such as pickles or sauerkraut.
But most of the yogurts or other foods people rely on to get their beneficial bacteria contain an unspecified or unverified number of viable bacteria. So, if you’re relying on yogurts to replenish your beneficial bacteria, it certainly won’t hurt your health. But it might not really be helping it either.
Which Probiotic is right for you?
I only trust USANA Probiotic.
There are many probiotic supplements available on the market today. USANA Probiotic makes an excellent choice for two key reasons: the strains and the amounts used.
1—contains two strains of bacteria shown to colonize the intestines and deliver health results
Each stick pack of USANA Probiotic contains a unique 50/50 mixture of two of the most studied probiotic bacteria strains: Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (BB-12®) and Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LGG®). These bacteria are similar to the Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus that are part of a natural gut flora (primarily found in the colon). Dozens of studies on these strains have demonstrated benefits for digestive health and immunity.*
These strains are so effective, in part, because they survive transit through the harsh, acidic environment of the stomach to colonize the intestines. Reaching the intestines alive is essential for getting results from your probiotic. The strength of the strains is boosted by a small amount of inulin fiber in the formula. Inulin acts a prebiotic, which feeds your natural beneficial bacteria and may further support establishment of Bifidobacterium in the intestine.*
2—delivers a reliable amount of live bacteria to provide real benefits—even after 18 months
Generally, at least one billion Colony Forming Units (CFU) of total active bacteria are needed daily to provide probiotic effects throughout the GI tract.
USANA Probiotic is guaranteed to contain 12 billion CFU of active bacteria when it’s made—a level shown to be effective in clinical studies.*
And even months after manufacture, USANA’s 12 billion CFU-level is still stable.
Stability can be a challenge with some strains of bacteria—even when refrigerated. So, their shelf-life is short. But USANA’s blend is designed to remain stable at room temperature (25° C) for 18 months. This stability has been verified in independent and in-house tests. And, you can preserve your probiotics even longer by storing them in the refrigerator (which is advised in hot or humid climates)
Take Note: Don’t start taking probiotics without talking to your doctor or pharmacist about whether probiotics might help you. People who have immune deficiency or are being treated for cancer should not use probiotics without a doctor’s advise.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.