The word bacteria tends to carry a negative connotation – but it’s not all bad. There are hundreds of different bacteria present in the digestive tract called microflora. Some of these bacteria support the body in maintaining healthy digestive function. Maintaining a healthy balance of healthy bacteria and “bad” bacteria supports not only your digestive health, but your immune health as well. After all, approximately 70-80% of your immune system is in your digestive tract – also known as your gut! Probiotics are a heavily researched option for maintaining that balance, and helping to maintain healthy colonization of bacteria within your gut ecosystem. Probiotics are able to support our digestive system with helpful bacteria that neutralize harmful bacteria.1*Exposure to environmental toxins and lifestyle factors like stress, excessive alcohol use and unhealthy diets make sustaining gut balance increasingly important. Keep your gut health on track with Probiotics-10! Offering 10 of the most common and studied probiotic strains, each with unique benefits, our formula works synergistically to support numerous areas of health, from immunity to stomach comfort and bowel regularity.*While other probiotics products may deliver large amounts of Colony Forming Units (CFUs) or probiotic strain varieties, they may not deliver the complete support that Probiotics-10 offers. Other competitors’ products may easily become less viable due to their manufacturing process and reduced shelf life. By the time the product is used, it may be significantly less effective. Probiotics-10 utilizes LiveBac®† technology, a unique tableting process to deliver high-viability probiotic products that are far less susceptible to damaging environmental factors. This extends the active shelf life of our product.*Probiotics-10 also defends against the effects of stomach acid during digestion with BIO-tract®††. Probiotics may become ineffective when they meet stomach acid during the digestive process. Meaning, when you take a probiotic supplement, the number of viable strains and CFUs may greatly reduce by the time they are absorbed into the body. BIO-tract® protects probiotic organisms from stomach acid on their way to the intestinal tract, supporting a significantly higher percentage of organisms to reach the intestine alive.*It is estimated that tens of trillions of bacteria from over 500 different species of bacteria exist within the GI tract.2 Our formula’s 10 carefully selected probiotic strains each support optimal digestive health*:Lactobacillus plantarum: May help promote optimal balance of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tractLactobacillus acidophilus: Helps maintain the optimal balance of bacteria within the digestive tract, may help promote digestive functions, able to synthesize lactase (an enzyme which breaks down lactose)Lactobacillus rhamnosus: Plays a major role in immune supportLactobacillus salivarius: Shown to promote bacterial balance, support digestive health and promote healthy teethLactobacillus casei: Promotes overall digestive comfortLactobacillus helveticus: May promote bowel regularityBifidobacterium bifidum: Supports the protective barrier in the digestive tractBifidobacterium longum: Helps promote a healthy bacterial balance and provides barrier protection.Bifidobacterium breve: Shown to promote overall healthBifidobacterium infantis: Plays an important role in overall digestion and metabolismSources:Amara, A. A. and Shibl, A. “Role of Probiotics in health improvement, infection control and disease treatment and management. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal. April 2015. 23(2) 107-114. Retrieved from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1319016413000819Rolhion, N. and Chassaing, B. “When pathogenic bacteria meet the intestinal microbiota.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 2016, Nov 5. 371(1707). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5052746/†LiveBac® is a patented process and a registered trademark of Probi USA, Inc. U.S. Pat. Nos. 8,007,777 and 8,540,980.††BIO-tract® is a registered trademark of Probi USA, Inc.