The expression ‘health begins in the gut’ is very true. The gut, also known as the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, is responsible for transforming food into energy and nutrients necessary for every system in the body to function properly. An unhealthy gut can lead to more than just digestive issues, it can also contribute to compromised immune response, neurological disorders, psychiatric disorders, malnutrition, weight gain, and cardiovascular disease to name a few [1,9,10,11,12].
How does probiotics help maintain a healthy gut?
One of the most important components of the human GI tract is its microbiome which consists of thousands of bacterial strains and numbering in the trillions. This community of microorganisms is necessary for healthy digestion because it facilitates the conversion and absorption of vital nutrients. Gut microbiome also acts as a protective layer against corrosive acids, pathogens, and toxins [2, 5,16].
Unfortunately, stressors such as aging, environmental contaminants, diet, stress, and medication can destabilized a gut microbiome . For example, the frequent use of antibiotics against harmful bacteria also decrease the number of good bacteria in the GI tract . Even more, particular diets can also impact gut microbiome in a negative way. For instance, the frequent consumption of high saturated fat adversely affects gut microbiome by promoting the growth of harmful bacteria .
Fortunately, probiotics or beneficial live bacteria from food and supplements can help reestablish a healthy gut microbiome. Fermented food such as yogurt and kefir are a good source of beneficial bacteria . For a standardized quantity and specific strains of probiotics, dietary supplements are a good option. Gut bacteria also thrives on prebiotics such as fiber, so regularly consuming probiotics with prebiotics can support a healthy gut .
What Are Prebiotics?
Prebiotics are non-digestible compounds that when metabolised by microorganism in the gut, presents beneficial effects to the host . There are various types of prebiotics and they are commonly obtained from complex carbohydrates (eg. fiber) or enzymatically produced from disaccharides .
While humans cannot digest complex carbohydrates, bacteria in the gut rely on them for food .Probiotic food and supplements are often formulated with prebiotics to support the growth and survival of beneficial bacteria in the gut.
The metabolism of prebiotics by gut bacteria also results in the production of short-chain fatty acids. This process has been shown to lower pH, improve the bioavailability of calcium and magnesium, and protect the gut from potentially harmful bacteria .
Gives Wholesome Probiotic is optimized with a prebiotic fiber known as NutraFlora® FOS (fructo-oligosaccharides). Fructo-oligosaccharides are present in plant-based food such as onion, asparagus root, tubers of Jerusalem, artichoke, and wheat, and it ranks among the top prebiotics used in food and supplements. In human trials, it has shown to favor the growth of good gut bacteria such as bifidobacterium [7,8]. Additionally, it can also decrease the production of harmful intestinal putrefactive substances and alleviate constipation .
Gives Wholesome Probiotics is Safe and All-Natural
We strive to provide our customers with safe and all-natural formulas. Our manufacturing facility is FDA registered, and all our supplements are in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). All our products also carry a certificate of analysis from an independent third-party lab indicating that they are safe. If you wish to review these certificate, please contact us. We stand behind our product and assure their quality; however, it is always advisable to consult your healthcare professional before taking dietary supplements especially if you have pre-existing medical conditions, pregnant, or lactating.
Gives Nutritionis proud to consult with physicians, who are experienced. All of our formulas contain well-researched and clinically tested ingredients.
Safety is our priority and we ensure that all our products are formulated with natural ingredients. We also manufacture all our inventory in the United States, and our facility strictly adheres to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). By following FDA guidelines, we guarantee consistency, quality, and safety in all our products. We stand behind our products and offer a 90-day return policy with 100% full refund.
You can trust that our products are safely manufactured from the best quality ingredients. All our products are manufactured in the United States. We have an FDA register facility in Utah where our products are manufactured based strictly on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
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We are confident about the quality of our products and offer our customers 90 days full refund. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, do not hesitate to reach out to our 24/7 customer service by dialing 1-800-201-6622. We have dedicated Gives Nutrition customer service agents to address your concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I take Wholesome Probiotics?
Take 1 capsule each day on an empty stomach or between meals.
Is this formula and capsule vegetarian?
Yes, even our capsules are made with vegetable cellulose.
Can I take this with other supplements?
Probiotics are considered to be generally safe, but as always speak with your doctor before adding any new supplements to your routine.
What is Gives Nutrition return policy?
Gives Nutrition offers a 90-day full refund from the date of purchase. We have a 24/7 customer service to assist our customers with any concerns. Please contact 1-800-201-6622 with any questions.
Gives Nutrition Wholesome Probiotics
51 Billion live cultures per serving.
18 robust and diverse strains.
Formulated in delayed veggie capsules designed to get the probiotics through the stomach acid, and into the small intestine; where they are most beneficial.
Contains NutraFlora® FOS, a prebiotic fiber that supports the growth and survival of good bacteria in the gut.