- Probiotic and prebiotic supplement for a healthy intestinal, respiratory, and immune system
- Potent blend of 15 billion live organisms
- Contains eight strains of probiotics and prebiotic fiber
- Supports optimal balance of beneficial bacteria in the gut
- Improves digestion
- Enhances the body's absorption of nutrients
- NSF certified
- Promotes peak performance
- Supports athletic training
- Free of yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, corn, sodium, artificial coloring, artificial preservatives, artificial flavoring, GMOs
Ingredients Concern: None discovered
Cons: Probiotics may cause stomach discomfort in some people, Contains traces of milk
Klean Athlete is a unique company in that it was founded by athletes for athletes. They bike, swim, play basketball and believe sport is a vehicle for health. Their products follow a simple set of standards 1) third party-certified, 2) free-from bad stuff, 3) science-based formulas using high-quality ingredients to support your healthy, active lifestyle. Klean Athlete's supplements and products are GMO-free and formulated without wheat, gluten, or artificial coloring, flavoring or sweeteners. Klean Athlete states that they are trusted by over 100 colleges and 200 professional sports teams in the U.S. and Canada.
Research indicates that the minimum daily serving of probiotics which supports optimal digestive and immune system function is 10 billion CFUs [1, 2].
Probiotics are commonly added to supplements for digestive and immune support, and they 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., fructooligosaccharides) 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 breathe properly and engage in strenuous activity .
Probiotics help improve the body's ability to degrade cholesterol as well as nutrient absorption, both of which enhance weight control [13, 14].
Probiotic supplementation also improves the body's response to stress and supports optimal hormone levels .
Digestive heath ; Immune system and respiratory health [2, 8]; Heightened energy levels ; Heart health and improved weight control [13-15]
Probiotics in combination with digestive enzymes (e.g., lactase) 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, calcium, and iron, which are known to boost energy levels [7, 12].
Prebiotics (Fructooligosaccharide) provide nutrients that enhance the growth and activity of the probiotics .
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 .
Furthermore, clinical research indicates that probiotics promote the breakdown of cholesterol, triglycerides, and body fat in obese individuals by influencing the way it is absorbed in the gut [13, 14].
Probiotic supplementation also targets stress-induced immune system problems as well as hormonal imbalances .
Key Ingredients: Multi-Strain Probiotic Blend 15 Billion CFU, Containing: Lactobacillus acidophilus (DDS-1) 4.3 Billion CFU, Lactobacillus rhamnosus 4.3 Billion CFU, Bifido lactis 1.9 Billion CFU, Lactobacillus lactis 1.0 Billion CFU, Bifido longum 1.0 Billion CFU, Bifido bifidum 1.0 Billion CFU, Lactobacillus gasseri 1.0 Billion CFU, Streptococcus thermophilus 0.5 Billion CFU, Proprietary Blend 210 mg, FOS (fructooligosaccharides), Ulmus fulva (bark)
All Ingredients: Multi-Strain Probiotic Blend 15 Billion CFU, Containing: Lactobacillus acidophilus (DDS-1) 4.3 Billion CFU, Lactobacillus rhamnosus 4.3 Billion CFU, Bifido lactis 1.9 Billion CFU, Lactobacillus lactis 1.0 Billion CFU, Bifido longum 1.0 Billion CFU, Bifido bifidum 1.0 Billion CFU, Lactobacillus gasseri 1.0 Billion CFU, Streptococcus thermophilus 0.5 Billion CFU, Proprietary Blend 210 mg, FOS (fructooligosaccharides), Ulmus fulva (bark), May contain traces of milk, Gelatin (capsule), vegetable stearate, silica
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 capsule daily or as directed. May increase to 1 capsule twice daily if desired.
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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