Primary Benefits of nutraMetrix® Probiotics-10*
- May help to manage fat stores in the body
- Helps support weight loss efforts
- Helps maintain normal cholesterol levels
- Helps the body adapt to stress
- May help to minimize certain stress related issues
- Supports oral health
- Supports healthy teeth
- Supports a healthy urinary tract
- Helps support the body’s normal resistance to yeast
- Supports healthy skin
- Provides beneficial bacteria to promote healthy digestion
- Supports a healthy gastrointestinal tract
- Helps balance the body with healthy bacteria
- Promotes bowel regularity
- Promotes colon health
- Promotes stomach comfort
- Supports a normal immune system
- Promotes a healthy immune system
- Promotes healthy vaginal flora and pH
- Supports normal levels of vaginal flora
- Supports a healthy upper digestive tract
- Provides good bacteria that promote the normal absorption of nutrients
Gluten-Free – the finished product contains no detectable gluten (<10ppm gluten)
Vegetarian – nutraMetrix Probiotics-10 is a vegetarian product
Why Choose nutraMetrix® Probiotics-10
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 nutraMetrix® 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 nutraMetrix 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. nutraMetrix 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.*
nutraMetrix 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 tract
- Lactobacillus 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 support
- Lactobacillus salivarius: Shown to promote bacterial balance, support digestive health and promote healthy teeth
- Lactobacillus casei: Promotes overall digestive comfort
- Lactobacillus helveticus: May promote bowel regularity
- Bifidobacterium bifidum: Supports the protective barrier in the digestive tract
- Bifidobacterium longum: Helps promote a healthy bacterial balance and provides barrier protection.
- Bifidobacterium breve: Shown to promote overall health
- Bifidobacterium infantis: Plays an important role in overall digestion and metabolism
- 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/S1319016413000819
- Rolhion, 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.
Key Ingredients Found In nutraMetrix® Probitoics-10
L. plantarum has been used in the process of fermenting foods for hundreds of years. One of the most amazing capabilities of L. plantarum is its ability to synthesize L-lysine, an essential amino acid. It is able to promote the proper balance of bacteria while preserving vital nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins, thereby promoting a healthy digestive tract. By competing for the nutrients which the harmful bacteria live on, the neutralized unhealthy bacteria are then able to pass harmlessly through the body.*
L. acidophilus is one of the most highly studied and widely used probiotic organisms. It is a strain of lactic acid producing, rod-shaped microbes that have numerous benefits for digestive health. L. acidophilus supports the production of vitamin K, lactase and acidolin, acidolphilin, lactocidin and bacteriocin. Multiple human trials report benefits of L. acidophilus for maintaining vaginal health. Due to the multiple functions of this microorganism, scientists have discovered that administering L. acidophilus orally helps maintain the healthy colonization of bacteria within the digestive tract. L. acidophilus has been shown to support digestive functions and the immune system. The lactase that L. acidophilus creates is an enzyme that supports the normal breakdown of lactose into simple sugars.*
L. rhamnosus is a strain of probiotics that aids in balancing the gastrointestinal microflora. It is one of the most intensely studied bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. One of the remarkable things about L. rhamnosus is its ability to tolerate and even thrive in the harsh acidic conditions normally found in the stomach. L. rhamnosus is believed to be of considerable assistance with supporting immune function in healthy adults, particularly in the urinary tract system (acidic condition). Research has shown that L. rhamnosus helps maintain gastric epithelial cell health, supporting the integrity of the stomach lining.*
L. salivarius resides in the mouth and small intestine. It has shown to be effective in supporting dental health. L. salivarius has the unique ability to support a healthy gastrointestinal tract, which may also support immune health.*
L. casei is a rod-shaped species of Lactobacillus found in milk, cheese and dairy. It is a lactic acid producer, like other species within the Lactobacillus genus, and has been shown to assist in the colonization of beneficial bacteria. L. casei is active in a broad temperature and pH range, and is naturally found in the mouth and intestine of humans. It supports the production of lactase, which supports the normal breakdown of lactose and promotes optimal digestive health.*
L. helveticus is a well-studied probiotic strain commonly used in the production of Swiss-type cheeses to enhance flavor. Several beneficial abilities have been reported from studies including the ability to survive in the stomach and to reach the intestine alive, as well as promoting balanced bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Other L. helveticus studies have focused on bone mineral density and bone mineral content, calcium and bone metabolism, arterial flexibility and blood pressure.*
B. bifidum occurs naturally in humans and promotes gastrointestinal health. In addition to barrier protection, research has shown that B. bifidum help to support the immune system response by promoting normal lymphocyte (immune cells that produce antibodies and destroy the body’s contaminated cells) and phagocyte (cells that protect the body by ingesting harmful toxins and bacteria) activity. B. bifidum is the predominant bacteria strain found in the microflora of breast-fed infants, and is therefore believed to contribute to the gastrointestinal health of breast-fed infants. B. bifidum is also used to fortify certain dairy products, like yogurt.*
B. longum is a branched, rod-shaped bacterium that is among the first to colonize the sterile digestive tract of newborn infants. There is evidence that B. longum competes for attachment sites on the intestinal mucosal membrane, promoting the balanced colonization of bacteria. It has a high resistance to gastric acid and shares similar functions as B. bifidum, such as supporting the immune system and providing barrier protection.*
B. breve is another branched, rod-shaped bacterium that promotes the health of the gastrointestinal tract. B. breve is also present in vaginal microflora, where it helps support the body’s normal resistance to yeast. The role of B. breve in the digestive tract is to ferment sugars and produce lactic acid, as well as acetic acid. B. breve is like a champion among probiotic bacteria due to its superior ability to metabolize many types of food.*
B. infantis is a probiotic bacterium that inhabits the intestine of both infants and adults. According to a P&G Health Sciences Institute study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, B. infantis may be beneficial in promoting stomach health and comfort. B. infantis plays an important role in supporting basic digestion, proper metabolism and overall well-being.*
Frequently Asked Questions
What products complement nutraMetrix Probiotics-10?
Depending on your unique goals and needs:
- For overall digestive health, try the nutraMetrix Nutriclean® 7-Day Cleansing System with Stevia.*
- For daily digestive health, nutraMetrix Nutriclean® Advanced Fiber Powder with Stevia or nutraMetrix Isotonix® Digestive Enzymes.*
- To support immune health, try a regimen of nutraMetrix Isotonix OPC-3® and nutraMetrix Isotonix® Vitamin C with nutraMetrix Probiotics-10.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product(s) is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
†BIO-tract® is a registered trademark of Probi USA, Inc.
††LiveBac® is a patented process and a registered trademark of Probi USA, Inc. U.S. Pat. Nos. 8,007,777 and 8,540,980.
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