Broad-spectrum probiotic to help improve your gut health
Full Spectrum Probiotic Formula is a unique, broad-spectrum, microbiotic supplement with a remarkably wide variety of strains (20 high-quality strains). This diversity of microorganisms, combined with a powerful dose (36 billion CFU a day) makes this an unparalleled formulation in terms of efficacy and scope of action.
The multi-strain probiotic Full Spectrum Probiotic Formula is one of our Digestion and Oro-gastro-intestinal health supplements.
What benefits does Full Spectrum Probiotic Formula offer?
A course of Full Spectrum Probiotic Formula provides you with an excellent and extremely diverse intake of beneficial microorganisms destined for your gut microbiota. The strains selected help support not only your gut health and immune system, but also the health and radiance of your skin, as well as your mood and ability to maintain a healthy weight.
A ’multi-strain’ rather than ‘mono-strain’ approach is more likely to be compatible with a wider range of microbiota. A full spectrum of microorganisms such as this also produces optimal effects on your gut flora and overall health.
What exactly is in this multi-strain probiotic?
The 20 synergistic strains of microorganism contained in Full Spectrum Probiotic Formula are:
- Bifidobacterium animalis lactis (11,16*109 CFU), a species of bifidobacteria identified in 1997 and frequently isolated in dairy products;
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus (10,08*109 CFU), another lactic bacteria and one of the most extensively-studied probiotics, widely-used for its ability to restore balance to the gut microbiota, and support both the immune response and skin health (1);
- Lactobacillus plantarum (4,32*109 CFU), a lactobacillus found in sauerkraut as well as in the human digestive tract, which has hydrating and anti-wrinkle effects, as well as anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective ones (2);
- Bifidobacterium breve (3,24*109 CFU), an elongated bacillus, in the form of a small chain, which can lower the intestinal pH and which is particularly effective against the rotaviruses that cause diarrhea (3);
- Lactobacillus paracasei (1,8*109 CFU), a species of lactic bacteria often used in the fermentation of dairy products and as a probiotic;
- Lactobacillus casei (0,72*109 CFU), a beneficial, rod-shaped bacteria found in milk and cheese, which helps improve immunity, mood, and skin condition (4-6);
- Bifidobacterium bifidum (0,36*109 CFU), a strain widely used as a probiotic in cases of irritable bowel syndrome and immune problems;
- Bifidobacterium longum infantis (0,36*109 CFU), a beneficial, Y-shaped lactic bacteria found in the human gut and used as a probiotic for relieving both diarrhea and constipation, stomach ache, bloating ... (7-8);
- Bifidobacterium longum longum (0,36*109 CFU), a lactic ferment considered to be a good bacteria of the digestive system, also beneficial for supporting the body’s natural defenses (9);
- Lactobacillus acidophilus (0,36*109 CFU), a beneficial microorganism found in milk, miso, etc. It promotes the uptake of vitamin K and helps maintain radiant skin. It is also widely used to combat intestinal pain and excessive flatulence (10);
- Lactobacillus delbrueckii bulgaricus (0,36*109 CFU), a bacillus lactic bacteria which converts glucose into lactate;
- Lactobacillus fermentum (0,36*109 CFU), part of the Lactobacillaceae family, which produces lactic acid in the body;
- Lactobacillus gasseri (0,36*109 CFU), a microorganism present in breast milk, as well as in oral and digestive flora, which is good for gut health, immunity, and weight control (11);
- Lactobacillus crispatus (0,36*109 CFU), found mainly in healthy vaginal flora and which prevents excessive inflammation of the skin;
- Lactobacillus reuteri (0,36*109 CFU), a type of lactic bacteria isolated in sourdough starter, cheese, and sausage, and the first strain to colonize a new-born baby’s digestive tract. Good for digestion, it combats pathogenic bacteria and is effective against cholesterol (12);
- Lactobacillus salivarius (0,36*109 CFU), a beneficial bacteria of the digestive tract, which improves the gut flora and various markers of the immune response (13);
- Lactococcus lactis lactis (0,36*109 CFU), a type of lactic bacteria found in certain plant-source products such as grains and beans;
- Streptococcus salivarius thermophilus, a dietary bacteria used in particular in yogurt production;
- Lactobacillus helveticus (0,18*109 CFU), a rod-shaped bacteria which is highly resistant and able to adhere to intestinal cells, modulate the microbiota, and promote a good immune response (14);
- Pediococcus acidilactici (0,18*109 CFU), a strain found in fermented vegetables, dairy products, and meat, as well as in the human digestive tract, and which is widely used as a probiotic for fighting pathogens (15).
Probiotics: definition and mode of production
The WHO defines probiotics as ”live micro-organisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host” (16). These bacteria or yeasts primarily support the equilibrium of our gut microbiota (17-19). A number of them also confer benefits for immunity and other aspects of human health (20).
In fact, the use of ‘good bacteria’ in nutrition is nothing new. For centuries, humans have enjoyed fermented foods (beer, sauerkraut, kefir, yogurt ...). Lactic fermentation actually extends the life of certain products and endows them with particular properties because it is effective at controlling bacterial growth.
The Russian scientist Elie Metchnikoff, in observing the long lifespan of yogurt-loving Bulgarian peasants, was one of the first to realize that certain lactic acid bacteria promoted good gut and immune health. Indeed, he was awarded the Nobel prize in 1908 for his work on the subject.
In the 1970s, the Japanese professor Tomotari Mitsuoka recommended oral administration of beneficial microorganisms (probiotics) to regulate balance of the gut flora. His book Intestinal Bacteria and Health (1978) remains a major reference in the field. Today’s scientists continue to follow his lead in exploring the benefits of various existing strains.
But how exactly do you produce a probiotic? You first have to select a strain from a certified list. Once the strain has been cultivated, you obtain a biomass which is passed through a centrifuge to isolate the bacteria. This is freeze-dried to ensure the survival of as many microorganisms as possible, then ground into a powder and either encapsulated or packed into sachets.
Three dietary supplements to take in tandem
Is gut health your main focus?
If so, alongside Full Spectrum Probiotic Formula, we would suggest taking FlavoFight. This ’flavobiotic’ contains orange tree flavonoids which promote the formation of short-chain fatty acids in the body (28). These are absorbed by intestinal mucosa and used as a source of energy by intestinal cells. This pro-immunity and anti-inflammatory supplement provides effective support for your digestive system and especially for strengthening your intestinal barrier.
Are you also keen to support your immunity?
A course of Full Spectrum Probiotic Formula will be even more effective if you take reishi at the same time. This Japanese medicinal mushroom, known as ’the mushroom of immortality’, was for many years the preserve of Chinese emperors and nobility. Widely studied by anti-aging researchers, it is known for supporting the body’s immune defenses (29-30). For optimal results, choose an extract standardized to 20% polysaccharides and 6% triterpenes, such as Reishi Extract.
Would you like to have healthier, more radiant skin?
In addition to the beautifying effects provided by Full Spectrum Probiotic Formula, benefit from those offered by the supplement Daily Beauty. This beauty formulation combines the best nutrients for the skin, hair, and nails: collagen peptides, solubilised keratin, biotin, avocado oil, vitamin B3, zinc... Everything you need to enhance your beauty assets and always look your best!
The Benefits of a Diverse and Healthy Microbiome Ecosystem
Taking a broad-spectrum probiotic is a proven way of benefitting the microbiome ecosystem. Maintaining a healthy microbiome ecosystem has a range of benefits that science is only just beginning to uncover. The preliminary studies and anecdotal evidence alone have unlocked the potential of full-spectrum probiotics and revealed the advantages of taking a regular immune system booster.
Some of the primary benefits of a gut health supplement include:
- Better Digestion – The microbiome contains bacteria that supports the natural digestion process. These bacteria help digest and harness the energy gained from the food you eat.
- Support Your Immune System – Taking a multi-strain probiotic supplement can also support the first line of defense for pathogens in your digestive system. By secreting antimicrobial compounds, your microbiome fights off illness and disease.
- Improved Bone Health – Early studies have shown that the microbiome can improve the absorption of diet-derived calcium. Wide spectrum probiotics can help maintain bone health well into old age.
- Maintain Your Weight – A small influencer on your weight is the microbiome. Studies have shown that maintaining a healthy balance between good and bad microbes can help maintain a healthy weight.
- Support Brain Health – The gut-brain axis is only just beginning to be uncovered. The connection between the gut and the brain has the capacity to revolutionize how humans stay healthy as they grow older. Some organisms within the microbiome release neurotransmitters that influence both cognition and mood. Taking a multi-strain probiotic may keep you sharp as you age.
As you can see, these are just some of the many exciting benefits that different probiotic strains within your microbiome can deliver. Opting for the best broad-spectrum probiotic can benefit your health in more ways than you initially expected.
Does this Wide-Spectrum Probiotic Have Side Effects?
Before adding any broad-spectrum probiotic to your diet, it is always wise to do your own research. Multi-strain probiotic capsules comprise healthy bacteria that already live in your gut. For this reason, scientists have proven time and time again that wide-spectrum probiotics in capsule form are perfectly safe for most people.
However, you should always speak to your doctor before adding any new supplement to your diet. Some supplements can lead to negative drug interactions if you are taking prescription medications for other conditions.
Your doctor can go through your medical history and analyze whether you may run into any problems. They can also advise you on how to achieve a higher standard of health and wellness.
Whenever taking a broad-spectrum probiotic, monitor your own health for any side effects. If you experience any unpleasant or uncomfortable sensations, cease taking this supplement immediately and get in touch with your doctor.
Also, make sure you follow the recommended daily dosage. Most problems associated with side effects can be explained by not taking supplements responsibly. Exceeding the daily dosage to achieve more benefits will only elevate the risk of experiencing side effects.
At Supersmart, we always promote responsible supplementation as part of a balanced diet and regular exercise.