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From just your gut sample, you get a comprehensive picture of how your microbiome compares to other lifestyles.
Many of us struggle with digestive issues, weight loss trouble, low energy, and frequent infections, trudging through life in a fog, uncomfortable and unhappy.
While struggling with any of the above, you might have tried over the counter products, home remedies, and more that temporarily relieve these symptoms, but have found that nothing treats the underlying problem.
Did you know that many of these issues might be caused by unbalanced bacteria and low microbial diversity in your gut microbiome? How can gut microbes cause such uncomfortable symptoms?
Your digestive system, which is home to more than 70% of your immune system, is also home to trillions of bacteria and other microbes like fungi and viruses. The balance of these microbes has been linked to health and chronic disease.
Modern diet and an overuse of antibiotics and sanitization has depleted many of the microbes that lived in our ancestors’ guts. Decreased microbial diversity can lead to lowered immunity as well as inflammation. Research has also linked decreased microbial diversity to obesity, while increased diversity is linked to leanness and good health.
Our METAFLORA Gut probiotic replenishes the balance of good bacteria that might have been depleted through diet, antibiotics, and other lifestyle choices, allowing you to optimize your health and reduce uncomfortable symptoms.
We’ve chosen 18 targeted and unique probiotics, including strains from Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Lactococcus, and Streptococcus. These probiotics have been shown to counter indiscriminate antibiotics and other habits, including diet and smoking, which might deplete your gut microbiome and ultimately compromise your overall health.
The specific strains we’ve included are Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactococcus lactis, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus gasseri, Lactobacillus helveticus, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus reuteri, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus salivarius, Streptococcus thermophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium breve, and Bifidobacterium infantis.
We've also included two prebiotics, Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) and Inulin, which are essentially food for your good bacteria. Prebiotics encourage the growth of probiotics.
In each BIO-tract probiotic tablet, there are 6 Billion Colony Forming Units†. Our patented technology allows significantly more live bacteria to be delivered to your intestinal tract.
We only rely on all natural ingredients. We promise to never include sugar, chemicals, or preservatives in our probiotics. We have also avoided Soil Based Organisms (SBOs) and active yeasts, which are not found naturally in the human gut.
Other ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, pectin, stearic acid, ascorbic acid, anhydrous sodium carbonate, guar gum, and turmeric.
The patented delivery technology in our METAFLORA X18 probiotic makes it significantly more effective and potent than other probiotics.†
Research has shown that probiotics lacking protection cannot survive harsh stomach acids long enough to reach where they are most effective: the intestinal tract. Veggie and enteric coated probiotic capsules are considerably less effective because their beneficial live organisms die quickly after consumption. Powders, liquids, capsules, and even many cultured dairy products in stores today only preserve small quantities of the live bacteria, which are not effective once they reach your intestines because they cannot build strong colonies.
Although enteric coating is meant to prevent gastrointestinal acids from destroying probiotics, this process requires high heat, which can destroy the sensitive live organisms prior to the product even leaving the shelf. If you have two probiotics that state they both have 6 Billion CFUs, the enteric coated product probably has significantly less than what it is labeled as. You will likely see better results from a product that is not enteric coated.
Veggie coated probiotics, which can often be found in retail stores, offer absolutely no protection to the living organisms in your probiotic before or after consumption. They die quickly from harsh stomach acids, never making it to your intestines.
However, a METAFLORA X18 probiotic tablet makes it to your intestinal tract alive, while other products struggle to live after being manufactured. With our patented protection and time-release technology, we have increased the amount of bacteria that are preserved significantly. Our probiotics are tableted using LiveBac®, which preserves the probiotics while on the shelf. Our delivery method, BIO-tract®, forms a gel matrix around the tablet when it reaches your stomach acids and then releases the live organisms to your intestinal tract over an 8- to 10-hour period.
Probiotics are often released all at once in your upper digestive tract, the stomach. This may intensify digestive upset and produce symptoms such as bloating, gas, and occasional diarrhea. However, METAFLORA X18 releases probiotics throughout an eight to ten-hour period throughout your gastrointestinal tract to prevent these symptoms and allow the good bacteria to make it deep inside your intestinal tract. BIO-tract forms a protective gel matrix shield around the probiotic tablet once moistened by gastric fluids that can destroy the good bacteria. Therefore, unlike most probiotics on the market today, our probiotics are protected from harsh gastric acids that can destroy good bacteria while also preventing uncomfortable digestive symptoms.