- Promotes a healthy immune response
- Improves digestive function
- Supports extended exercise duration and intensity
- Helps enhance overall physical activity
- Probiotics can withstand the harsh acid environment of the stomach to reach their targeted destination in intestines
- 10 billion CFU of probiotics plus 1100 mg of NutraFlora prebiotic
- No preservatives
- Free of artificial colors
Ingredients Concern: None discovered
Cons: Probiotics may cause stomach discomfort in some people.
Research indicates that the daily serving of probiotics which supports optimal digestive and immune system function is 10 billion CFUs [1, 2].
Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are most commonly added to supplements for digestive and immune support, and these two strains are often recommended when people are experiencing diarrhea due to antibiotics [3-5]. Similarly, probiotics are frequently suggested for people who frequently experience intestinal problems due to issues that are related to the improper digestion of food or nutrients .
Research has demonstrated that prebiotics enhance the growth and activity of probiotics. Accordingly, prebiotics (e.g. oligosaccharides) are being added to more probiotic supplements . Research also shows that probiotic supplementation is associated with a reduced occurrence of respiratory issues and increased physical activity as respiratory issues disrupt the ability to breath properly and engage in strenuous activity .
Digestive heath ; Immune and Respiratory system health [2, 8]; Heightened energy levels 
Probiotics support proper digestion and an active lifestyle by increasing the number of good bacteria in the gut . This targets digestive issues that may cause bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, etc.; all of which may lead to decreased physical activity . Similarly, probiotics release enzymes that disrupt the growth and activity of harmful microorganisms which can also cause illnesses or infections that subsequently reduce activity levels [1, 9-11].
In addition, probiotics enhance the body's ability to absorb nutrients, including vitamin C and iron, which are known to boost energy levels [7, 12].
Furthermore, probiotics improve respiratory health by increasing the thickness of the protective mucus that lines the airways . This causes harmful invaders to become trapped in the mucus and excreted before they can initiate an illness. Probiotics also stimulate the production of natural killer cells and white blood cells that target infection-causing invaders that would otherwise lead to infections [10, 11]. Improved respiratory health due to probiotic supplementation is associated with heighted physical performance .
Key Ingredients: 10 billion CFU (60 mg) Sport proprietary preobiotic blend: Bifidobacterium lactic Bi-07 and Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM); 1,100 mg NutraFlora FOS prebiotic
All Ingredients: 10 billion CFU (60 mg) Sport proprietary preobiotic blend: Bifidobacterium lactic Bi-07 and Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM); 1,100 mg NutraFlora FOS prebiotic; Maltodextrin; Silica
Adults take one stick daily. Mix into cold beverages, smoothies, soft foods, or consume directly from the pack.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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