Gut Check

Probiotics Support More Than Just Digestive Health*

Your gut is full of bacteria that play an essential role in supporting your health—and not just your digestive health. Gut bacteria are critical to maintain immune health, too.1 That support requires a healthy balance between different types of bacteria found in your digestive system. When the balance is off, it leaves you vulnerable to non-beneficial microorganisms that could flourish and cause issues.2

One way to give your body's immune defenses an extra layer of support is by taking daily probiotics.3 Choosing the right probiotic, such as Culturelle Probiotics with Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, can be a simple way to help support you and your family's digestive and immune health.*

Your Gut and Immune System are Naturally Connected

There are as many bacteria cells in our bodies as there are human cells. A majority of those bacteria are found in our digestive system and play a crucial role in keeping us healthy.4 That's because 70% of the immune system is linked to bacteria in the gut.5

Our daily nutrition is responsible for the bacteria we cultivate. Diet also helps keep the ecosystem in our gut microbiome balanced.6 However, factors like stress, lifestyle, medications, and poor dietary choices can easily cause your gut to start hosting more unfriendly or non-beneficial bacteria than helpful bacteria.2 This imbalance can lead to occasional digestive issues and has even been shown to affect your weight and mood.2,7-9

Probiotics Help Reinforce the Bacteria Balance Your Immune System Needs*

One way to help protect your gut microbiome against daily imbalances is through probiotics. Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.10 The easiest way to include probiotics in your health regimen is to choose a quality supplement. Fermented and fortified foods are a source of live bacteria but not usually a source of probiotics.11

Probiotic supplements may include a particular strain of bacteria or a blend of bacteria.12 Some probiotics like Culturelle also offer unique formulations to specifically support and defend the immune system.

The formulation, and whether it's for a child or adult, will determine how many live and active microorganisms are packed into a serving. That number is usually shown as CFUs—or colony-forming units. Choose supplements that contain the right amount of CFUs based on clinical evidence and your needs. More is not always better, and not enough may be ineffective.13

Choose a Probiotic Strain that is Proven to Support Immune Health

There are many kinds of probiotics available. For instance, one type of bacteria commonly used is lactobacillus, but there are more than 120 species of lactobacillus.12 That's why it's important to look for supplements containing strains that have been clinically studied and are proven to work, such as those found in Culturelle probiotics.

Culturelle formulas only contain probiotic strains supported by clinical evidence. It's also the only probiotic brand that features 100% Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG). LGG probiotic is a unique strain that is naturally sourced and scientifically proven to work in harmony with your body. With over 1000 scientific studies, the LGG strain is the most studied probiotic strain available.14 The LGG strain has been proven safe and effective in providing digestive and immune benefits for adults, children, and babies.*,15

With a shelf-stable delivery of between 1.5 billion and 20 billion CFUs of one or more strains, Culturelle probiotics are guaranteed to be active to the date of expiration. Culturelle probiotics are backed by science and contain just the right amount of CFUs to support each formulation's unique benefits.

Promote digestive health, immune health, and overall wellness to every member of your family with Culturelle—the #1 selling probiotic in the world.

How Your Gut Affects Your Immune System

Based on Nicholas Hall & Company, DB6 Global OTC Database. Calendar 2019, Value Share.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Culturelle is a trademark of DSM

LGG is a trademark of Chr. A/S

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