Take a stroll down the supplement aisle at your local grocery store or pharmacy and chances are you’ll see dozens of brands of probiotics lining the shelves. From powders and gummies to chewables, capsules, and even probiotic-enhanced waters, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to choosing a probiotic supplement.
But, as any health-conscious consumer can tell you, not all supplements are created equal, and probiotics are no exception. In fact, because probiotics are live organisms that are quite sensitive to the environment around them, how they are manufactured, stored, and shipped are paramount to their quality. What’s more, the types and strains of bacteria make a big difference in how well a probiotic supplement works once the organisms settle in and set up shop.
The good news? Here at Hyperbiotics, we are dedicated to developing formulas that not only have 15x more survivability than most probiotic supplements, but that contain the strains you need for vibrant health.
Here’s how we do it:
1. We use multiple strains...and we make sure they belong in your gut.
Soil Based Organisms (SBOs) and active yeasts are popular ingredients in some probiotic formulas, simply because they can often survive stomach acids more readily than the delicate bacteria that are native to the human digestive tract. However, SBOs aren’t meant to call our guts home, and they can proliferate rapidly to make an already out of balance microbiome even more so.
Not only do we make sure that the types of bacteria in our products are native to the human gut, but we use multiple targeted probiotic strains in our formulas to cover all the bases. After all, probiotics are not a “one size fits all” kind of supplement—we all have unique microbiomes, and a strain that works for one person may not be as effective for another.
2. We protect our organisms during transit and storage
Probiotics are very susceptible to damage from moisture, air, and heat, and contact with any of these during the manufacturing, shipping, or storage process can render the delicate microorganisms dead—and completely useless to you and your microbiome. That’s why we use LiveBac®, a patented manufacturing process that protects the probiotics from environmental factors that can affect their viability.
LiveBac® also ensures shelf-life stability, meaning that our formulas don’t need to be refrigerated like many probiotic supplements. Once opened, simply store them in a cool, dry place, or in the refrigerator (or freezer) for maximum survivability if your home regularly reaches above 78 degrees.
3. We make sure probiotics survive their journey through the stomach
Making it alive to your cabinet is one hurdle, but how do we make sure the bacteria in our formulas survive the difficult journey to your digestive tract through harsh stomach acids? Again, this is where many probiotic supplements fall short—even if some of the billions of organisms are able to withstand the heat of transportation and storage, the vast majority of them (up to 96%!) die off during their acid-rich journey.
To combat this issue, we use a patented delivery method called BIO-tract® that protects the probiotics with a gel matrix as they make their way deep into your digestive tract, and then releases them slowly over an 8-10 hour period. With BIO-tract®, we are able to ensure that a full 60-70% of beneficial organisms make it alive to your intestines, where they can get to work supporting your health from the inside out.
4. We keep our formulas natural
We believe that all health starts in the gut with a balanced microbiome, and we don’t want to put anything in our products that can negatively affect your well-being on your journey to optimum wellness. To make sure you are getting only the very best in probiotic supplements when you purchase Hyperbiotics products, our formulas are non-GMO, vegetarian, and free of gluten, lactose, yeast, sugar, soy, nuts, iron, artificial flavors, artificial colors, and preservatives.
When you choose Hyperbiotics, you know you’re getting a high-quality, viable probiotic supplement at an affordable price. Shop online now for our flagship formula PRO-15, with 15 targeted probiotic strains!
Emily Courtney is a Writer and Editor at Hyperbiotics and mom to two fun and active boys. Emily is passionate about natural wellness and helping others learn about the power of probiotics for vibrant health! For more ideas on how you can benefit from the power of probiotics and live healthier days, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter.