What do probiotics actually do?
Think you’re a human being? Think again. You’re just as much of an alien as you are a person. You are host to trillions of bacteria, some good and some bad. Smart Probiotics helps get rid of the bacterial bad apples and support your gut with more friendly bacteria. Different strains of probiotics have different jobs like helping to digest fiber, producing vitamins and fighting pathogens. †
How do probiotics help?
Smart Probiotic contains good bacteria that works by, well, being smart. With freeze-dried, time-delayed micro-encapsulated technology, the friendly probiotics are protected from the elements in the harsh acidic environment of the stomach. Past the stomach and small intestine, our little health-supporting heroes land in a totally different environment: the alkaline large intestine. It’s here that the friendly bugs emerge from their cocoon (the capsule) and shout, “It’s time to party!” The probiotics feast on the prebiotic fibers that are included in this smart probiotic supplement. Then, the probiotics are happy. The result is a healthier gut microbiome, which supports your immune system, digestive system, the appearance of your skin, your mood and so much more awesomeness. †
What are the benefits of a broad spectrum probiotic?
The more friends invited to your gut party, the merrier. The more strains of probiotics, the better your gut microbiome.
Let’s say you bought a fixer-upper home. You’d probably hire a plumber, an electrician, an HVAC specialist, etc. A broad-spectrum is kind of like a diverse crew of workers except that these workers are in charge of a far more important thing than your house: your gut, and therefore your overall health. Most probiotic supplements only have a few strains: that’s not nearly enough to refurbish your metabolic house. †
How is a probiotic different to a digestive enzyme?
That’s a great question; glad you asked. Let’s start with how they are similar. They both help break down food into smaller components. Certain digestive enzymes digest carbs, while others digest fats, and others protein. Probiotics mostly digest fiber. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that are mostly in the large intestine while digestive enzymes are proteins located mostly throughout the upper digestive tract, from the mouth through the small intestine. †
How is a probiotic different to a prebiotic?
One is “for” (pro) and one is “before” (pre). Nope, that’s not it. Here’s the difference for real: A probiotic is the collection of beneficial (friendly) bacteria that lives mostly in the large intestine (colon), while a prebiotic is a non-living indigestible fiber that probiotics feed on in order to survive and thrive in the gut. So in short, probiotics are Ms. Pac Mans and prebiotics are the tiny energy dots that the probiotics gobble up. †
How do I know if I should take this supplement?
It’s a long laundry list but if you can relate to any of the following, consider yourself a solid candidate: poor digestion, food sensitivities, occasional bloating, abdominal discomfort, gas, occasional constipation or diarrhea, and … well, as you can see, poor gut health affects all aspects of health. Almost everybody could benefit from a smart probiotic! †
When should I take Smart Probiotic?
Generally speaking, for best results (meaning to help the good guys reach your intestine) take your probiotics with a meal or just before it. That said, since Smart Probiotic is encapsulated in strong 'delayed release' capsules, you can take it any time of day.
How should I take it?
Open up and say ahhhh. Actually, skip the last part if you want, because all it takes is swallowing the capsule with water just before or during a meal.
How much should I take?
Don’t go overboard. All it takes is 1 capsule per day, which provides 11 strains of probiotic bacteria and 50 billion colony-forming-units (CFUs) plus 250mg of prebiotics to help fertilize the soil of the microbiome and keep the probiotics happy and well-fed.
Taking too many probiotics could potentially cause the very symptoms you’re trying to eliminate: gas, bloating, abdominal disharmony, etc.
How many servings / days supply?
Each bottle of Smart Probiotic contains 30 capsules. A serving size is 1 capsule. And you only need to take 1 a day. So easy math here! One bottle lasts one month. If you want to make sure you don’t run out of Smart Probiotics, select the subscribe and save option.
How should I store this?
Fridge or no fridge? The choice is yours. Many probiotic supplements require refrigeration. But Smart Probiotic can also be kept in a cool, dry place.
How long till I feel a noticeable difference?
Here’s an easy way to tell how long it will take: notice how long it takes for your bowel movements to improve. So how long will that take? Maybe in as little as 2-3 weeks. Because you are so special, your experience will be different than everybody else’s. But generally speaking, most people notice improvements within a month.
Either way, we guarantee your complete happiness with Smart Probiotic for 60 days or your money back. Happy gut, happy life!
Can I take Smart Probiotic with other Essential Stacks products?
Yes, it especially pairs well with our prebiotic supplement, Friendly Prebiotics.
Can children take Smart Probiotic?
We like to err on the safe side when it comes to children. So please consult with your child’s healthcare provider to determine if probiotics are okay for them and what the appropriate dose would be.
Can pregnant or nursing mothers take Smart Probiotic?
We recommend you consult your physician before using this or any dietary supplement.
Are any medical issues contraindicated?
If you have any medical issues, please consult your physician before using this or any dietary supplement.
Can I take it with my medications?
If you are taking any medications, please consult your physician before using this or any dietary supplement. If you're taking antibiotics, try to take Smart Probiotic a couple of hours away from them. And take extra care talking to your physician, if you’re on an immunosuppressant drug such as a steroidal medication (prednisolone, methylprednisolone, dexamethasone).